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The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Celebrates a Successful Finish to its Hope Lives Here Fundraising Campaign
Date:9/18/2009

PHILADELPHIA, Sept. 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia announced the close of the Hope Lives Here fundraising campaign with a reception to honor Children's Hospital's most dedicated supporters.

To celebrate the unbridled growth of Children's Hospital and the exemplary commitment of its philanthropic partners, Athena and Nicholas Karabots of Ft. Washington, Pennsylvania have graciously opened their home, Karamoor, to recognize the visionaries who helped lead the Hope Lives Here campaign to its successful completion.

The largest fundraising effort in the Hospital's 154-year history, the Hope Lives Here campaign raised $476.5 million over the course of seven years. Hope Lives Here exceeded its goal by $76.5 million at its conclusion on June 30, 2009.

"The success of the Hope Lives Here campaign is a testament to the generosity of our philanthropic partners who appreciate that our children are our most valuable resource," said Steven M. Altschuler, M.D., president and chief executive officer at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

"The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia has the people, the passion, the vision and the strategic plan to realize a better future for the next generation of children. Through our collaboration with donors during the Hope Lives Here campaign, Children's Hospital is poised to transform pediatric healthcare for millions of children worldwide," added Dr. Altschuler.

Hope Lives Here comprised 218,440 donors-- 190,000 were new supporters to Children's Hospital. Nine contributions each totaled more than $10 million, and more than 100 donors gifted $500,000 and above. Some of the highlights include:

  • Children's Hospital created 35 new endowed chairs to recruit and fund world-renowned physician-scienti
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