Ambassadors is proud to support THE HOSPITAL with fund-a-need  

Annual Fund-A-Need

As Ambassadors we unite by funding one specific need of Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford or the child health programs for Stanford University School of Medicine. We encourage members to designate a portion of their annual gift to the Fund-A-Need. Through the support of our members we are able to accomplish a need and make a large impact within our community. 

2017-2018 Fund-A-Need: Pediatric Fellow in the Stanford Emergency Department

As Ambassadors for Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford, we unite each year by choosing to support one specific need for the hospital.  We are pleased to announce the 2017-2018 Fund-A-Need will fund a Pediatric Fellow in the Stanford Emergency Department.  The target goal is $175,000.  This fellow will train to specialize in pediatric emergency care, benefiting the many children who will enter the emergency room for many years to come.  

PAST FUND-A-NEEDS:

2016-2017: Bereavement & Family Guidance and Palliative Care Programs  

The Ambassadors selected to fund the Bereavement & Family Guidance and Palliative Care Programs, at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford.  $268,000 will fund three critical areas within both departments:  

  • A bereavement therapist for two years.  

  • A palliative care physician specializing in pain management for two years.  

  • One year of the Annual Day of Remembrance for families who have lost a child.

Due to the sensitive nature of the support that the programs provide, the programs often go underfunded.  The impactful services provided by both the Bereavement & Family Guidance and Palliative Care Programs are not covered by insurance, they are completely reliant on philanthropy.

2015-2016: TEEN MENTAL HEALTH INITIATIVE: COMBATING THE TEEN MENTAL HEALTH CRISIS: $150,000

In 2015-2016, Ambassadors successfully funded the Teen Mental Health Initiative. Our gift allowed LPCH to fund two groundbreaking events - an innovative multi-day mental health intensive workshop and a major mental health conference with leading global experts. The money we raised will also allow the hospital to implement a proven screening tool to test for early signs of depression, anxiety, and suicide-risk both at the hospital and at surrounding schools. 

2014-2015: CHILD LIFE SPECIALIST AND PLAYROOM ASSISTANT: $160,000

Our 2014-2015 Fund-a-Need was the salary of one Child Life Specialist and one Playroom Assistant to further enhance the family-centered care of the patients.  Child Life Specialists provide non-medical comfort to children such as giving a stuffed animal a shot, reading books to patients and providing birthday and holiday celebrations in their rooms. 

Thank you for all of your support of this year's Fun-A-Need. We are thrilled to announce that hiring for one of the two Child Life Department staff members  was completed thanks to your generous donations and ticket purchases from Lunch and Learn!

A child life specialist demonstrates an upcoming procedure on a stuffed animal.

A child life specialist demonstrates an upcoming procedure on a stuffed animal.

2013-2014: Private Patient Room in new hospital wing:  $150k

In 2013-2014, Ambassadors successfully funded one of 150 new additional medical patient rooms for the new children's wing. Thank you to all who participated to achieve this gift.  An "Ambassadors" plaque will be displayed by the entrance of the room when it is complete.  The benefits of this private and spacious room include family-centered care and infection control.  Fold-out double beds and private bathrooms with showers will help parents remain close to their children throughout their inpatient stay.  We are proud to have funded one of these special rooms and appreciate all who made this gift possible.