Ways to Give

Individual Giving

Every gift to The Children’s Foundation is important to the health and well-being of the children in our community. Every gift helps to ensure the best possible futures for our children.

Many donors choose to support The Children’s Foundation by making gifts by personal check or credit card. Cash, gifts of securities, a personal check, or a credit card donation are the simplest and fastest ways to support The Children’s Foundation. These personal contributions are a significant source of support and have the added advantage that they can be put to use immediately. Gifts can be directed to a specific area or project or to the Foundation’s top priorities. Whether you give online, by phone, or by mail, we will send a letter acknowledging your contribution to the address you provide.

We also accept gifts-in-kind such as real estate and tangible personal property such as art and jewelry. Upon making such a donation, you may be eligible to receive a tax receipt for the market value of the property. The fair market value of the property is determined by one or more qualified appraisers. The tax credit may offset the tax on any realized capital gain on the property, resulting in overall net tax savings.

If you’d like to make a significant impact on a specific area of children’s health or in research on children’s diseases, please consider planning a major gift. We can help you explore how your generosity and interests can make an immeasurable difference for children. Your major gift could speed research from bench to bedside or could establish new education or community outreach programs to improve children’s health. Major gifts can make an immediate impact on children’s lives and can also be endowed to provide enduring support.

The Children’s Foundation provides donors with many opportunities for public recognition and naming opportunities.


Tina Casoli, Vice President of Development: 313-745-6614 or [email protected]

George Westerman, Development Director – Donor Relations & Planned Giving: (313) 745-9344


What better legacy can there be than to provide healing for future generations? Gift planning is a way for you to personally help advance pediatric healthcare while also achieving your retirement and estate planning goals.


We will work with you to find a charitable plan that lets you provide for your family and support The Children’s Foundation. Start here by learning the different gift options available to you.

Honor + Memorial

A gift to The Children’s Foundation is an ideal way to honor a friend, family member, loved one, community leader, organization or just someone who deserves special attention.

Your generous, tax-deductible gift will help advance the health and wellness of children and their families and will continue to have a positive impact in their lives for years to come. While honoring or memorializing special people in your life, you are making a difference for children.

There are many special occasions where a The Children’s Foundation Honor and Memorial donation makes for a perfect gift such as:

Bar/Bat Mitzvahs
Family Reunions

All gifts will be recognized with an acknowledgment letter to the notificant and the gift amount will remain confidential.


A tribute or memorial gift can be made online by clicking here.

You can also make your gift via phone by contacting Dianne Wilson, Manager, Constituent Information and Donor Stewardship:  (313) 993-8815

Corporate Donors

Cause-Related Marketing

Interested in working with The Children’s Foundation on a cause-related marketing campaign? Contact us today to get started on a plan. We will work with your business (small or large) on a mutually beneficial marketing campaign.


Katie Couture, Special Events Manager: (313) 261-9878


Corporate Partnerships

Corporations can take a lead role in advancing the mission of The Children’s Foundation. Your support will illustrate your company’s commitment to giving back and show that you care about the health and well-being of children in your community. Your company can help support children through corporate philanthropy and corporate sponsorship of fundraising events.


Katie Couture, Special Events Manager: (313) 261-9878


Foundation Giving

Each year, The Children’s Foundation proudly receives significant support from local and national family, private, and community foundations. Foundation grants support many outstanding programs ranging from innovative research initiatives to program support for community outreach and education.


Therese Quattrociocchi Longe, Director, Corporate & Foundation: (313) 745-0138

Help Fundraise

Thank you for your interest in fundraising on behalf of Children’s Foundation. Your efforts help bring awareness to the challenges children and families are facing and our mission to improve the health and wellness of children and families. Funds you help us raise directly support dynamic programming for our community-based partners.

There are a variety of ways that you can fundraise for us:

Plan an Event

Whether it is a golf outing, boat parade or school penny drive, there are many creative fundraising events you can host to support Children’s Foundation. Learn more about hosting and planning an event, here.

Shop for a Cause

If you are a business owner, consider hosting Shop for a Cause. By donating a percentage of sales, this is an opportunity to show customers and clients your support for an important mission via the services and products they already enjoy. To learn more about how you can fundraise for Children’s Foundation with Shop for a Cause, click here.


Katie Couture, Events Manager: (586) 441-9671

Crowdfund Online

You can create your own unique online fundraiser to share with your network to raise money for the important cause of your choice. To learn more or to start your own crowdfunding campaign, click here.