Our Mission

The Doernbecher Children's Hospital Foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization that exists to secure private philanthropic support for Doernbecher Children’s Hospital, Oregon’s premier pediatric health center. The foundation raises funds from individuals, companies, foundations and organizations, and invests and manages gifts in accordance with donors’ wishes.

Doernbecher Children's Hospital provides the region’s widest range of children’s health care services and serves as the primary center for OHSU pediatric programs. As part of Oregon Health & Science University, Oregon’s only academic health center, Doernbecher offers patients exceptional primary care and access to the region’s most advanced treatments. In addition Doernbecher is Oregon’s primary teaching hospital. Its staff educates tomorrow’s pediatric specialists.

Our friends and supporters

Each year tens of thousands of donors contribute millions of dollars in financial support to Doernbecher through the Doernbecher Foundation. The foundation also oversees the efforts of hundreds of volunteers who participate in community-based fund-raising programs and events supporting Doernbecher Children's Hospital.

This broad range of support places Doernbecher among Oregon’s top beneficiaries of private philanthropy.

The Doernbecher Foundation is governed by a board of trustees made up of business, civic and philanthropic leaders. Directors are responsible for formulating long-range goals and policies while a full-time staff manage day-to-day operations.