When you make a gift to Riley Children’s Foundation through the Heart of Riley program, you not only support critical programs and services for Riley families—you send those families a powerful message about your commitment.
“I think it shows we care about the whole family,” says Riley NICU Child Life Specialist Angela Brennecke, who appears on the campaign’s posters and serves on the Heart of Riley committee this year. “We provide care every day, but knowing that our team members are all in, completely involved and committed to the organization, says a lot.”
You can choose to direct your Heart of Riley gift toward a certain program close to your heart, or you can make an unrestricted gift that allows the hospital to address the most urgent needs. In the NICU, for example, donations provide funding for a wide range of programs and services including: ECMO (infant life support); Child Life; NICU Family Support; neonatal pediatric research; and the new neuro-NICU program that is being established.
“I hope people see the difference that Heart of Riley donations are bringing here,” says Brennecke.