National organization. Local impact.
Credit Unions for Kids is a nonprofit collaboration of credit unions, chapters, leagues/associations and business partners from across the country, engaged in fundraising to support 170 Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. Donations raised stay local.
Raised to support OHSU Doernbecher Children's Hospital
Rood Family Pavilion
Raised to support the Gary & Christine Rood Family Pavilion
Raised for cancer clinical trials research endowment at Doernbecher Children’s Hospital
Supporting crucial programs
Credit unions’ strong partnership and incredible generosity supports all these things at Doernbecher
- Outpatient clinic and pediatric intensive care unit
- Endowed professorships in pediatrics
- Clinical trial research on treatments for pediatric cancer
- Tom Sargent Safety Center, a resource for families throughout the community
- The OHSU Gary & Christine Rood Family Pavilion, a home away from home for patients and families who must travel long distances for specialized care at Doernbecher
Building a home away from home
Through cornhole tournaments, wine auctions and more, credit union employees rallied to raise $5 million for the Gary and Christine Rood Family Pavilion, a home away from home for patients and families who have to travel far for specialized treatments at Doernbecher. This important resource makes all the difference for families.
Healing the tiniest patients
Credit Unions for Kids donated $1.4 million to establish an endowed professorship in neonatology. The team at Doernbecher’s NICU sees some of the most fragile patients in the region.
Named in honor of longtime Credit Unions for Kids member Tom Sargent, the safety center at Doernbecher is an essential resource for the region. Credit union support allows the center to pursue research in child safety and provide crucial resources for families, from car seat checks to in-house consultations.
Expanding pediatric research
Investments from credit unions has helped Doernbecher expand its research capacity. Cynthia McEvoy, MD, holds the Credit Unions for Kids Endowed Professorship for Pediatric Research. McEvoy’s work in lung development has major implications for pregnant mothers and children.
Exploring pediatric brain develoment
In the lab of Stephen Back, MD, PhD, researchers have shown that lack of oxygen does not kill infant brain cells as previously thought. Research in the Back lab is supported by Credit Unions for Kids.
The Spirit Week toolkit includes the Credit Unions for Kids impact report, a map showing how many patients Doernbecher serves in each county in Oregon and southern Washington, social media tools and other helpful resources.
For more information on how to make a difference, please contact Cassady Nevarez.
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