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Children’s Circle of Care (CCC) is a program that honors leading individual benefactors to 26 prominent children’s hospitals in the United States and Canada.

CCC was established to encourage private investment in pediatric medicine and recognize leading benefactors for the critical role they play in advancing children’s health. The program honors philanthropists whose contributions ensure excellence in patient care, the education and training of pediatric physicians and medical professionals, research for better treatments and cures, and advocacy for children’s health and wellbeing.

CCC membership is open to individuals, couples and family foundations that make cash contribution(s) of $10,000 or more in a calendar year, according to contribution criteria, to any of the 26 participating children’s hospitals.

The CCC program was founded in 1995. At that time, there were 566 CCC members in North America whose contributions that year totaled $33 million. In 2013, there were more than 6,600 CCC members in North America whose collective contributions totaled $449 million. The impact of this support has been broad and deep.

CCC members have contributed more than $5.2 billion to the participating children’s hospitals since the program began - money that has been available immediately to advance patient care, teaching, research and advocacy.

Participating children’s hospitals honor local CCC members personally through a variety of means including exclusive invitations to special events, behind-the-scenes looks at the practice of medicine and opportunities to interact with leading physicians and researchers.

The enduring commitment of CCC members to their children’s hospital helps to ensure every child has the opportunity for a healthy start in life. To become a CCC member, simply contact one of the 26 participating children’s hospitals and inquire.