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Riley Children’s Foundation is the fundraising arm of Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health and the founding organization that opened Riley Hospital in 1924. Today Riley Hospital is recognized as one of the best children’s hospitals in the nation. Riley Children’s Foundation also supports Camp Riley and the James Whitcomb Riley Museum Home.      

When you give, children heal

Every gift makes an impact. The dedicated team at Riley Hospital could not deliver expert family-centered care and breakthrough pediatric research without extensive donor support. Gifts from partners like you help sustain critical Riley Hospital programs such as:

  • Pediatric Research and Patient Care
  • Maternity and Newborn Health
  • Family Support Programs (including Child Life and Social Work)

Everyone has the power to make a difference for Riley Hospital, from school children to corporate partners to Riley families and friends. 

Because of you, hope happens here.

Vision

To ensure children have access to exceptional healthcare by funding pediatric research, education and care.

Mission

We raise funds statewide and steward Foundation assets for the kids.

Core Values

Our KIDS Core Values and 7 Habits are at the heart of our culture. The Riley Way defines how we interact and how we achieve our results. Living these values and habits will build a culture of trust, respect, kindness and collaboration.

  • Seek Knowledge. Be mission-focused. Continue to learn. We want passionate people who are inspired by children, our mission and life.
  • Model Integrity. Be transparent. Be honest. Be inclusive. We are building an environment of trust.
  • Achieve Deliverables. Be accountable. Own what you do. A+ work. We are mission-driven and results oriented, open to new ideas and challenges.
  • Commit to Service. Be respectful. Go the extra mile. Be professional. We think win-win.
 

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    Meet Rowan Breyts
    March 19, 2019

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    Meet Rowan Breyts March 19, 2019

    A baby dies in Indiana about every 14 hours. Rowan Breyts was not one of them. However, he came dangerously close.

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    Riley Leadership Message
    December 19, 2018

    Hear from Riley leadership about supporting Be the Hope... More

    Riley Leadership Message December 19, 2018

    Hear from Riley leadership about supporting Be the Hope NOW: The Campaign for Kids.

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    Sheila and Jameson's Story
    December 19, 2018

    Sheila Dolan shares how the donor-funded Riley Maternity... More

    Sheila and Jameson's Story December 19, 2018

    Sheila Dolan shares how the donor-funded Riley Maternity and Newborn Health team saved her life, and her son’s life.

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    Christian's Research Story
    December 19, 2018

    Learn how Riley research helped save Christian... More

    Christian's Research Story December 19, 2018

    Learn how Riley research helped save Christian Daugherty's life.

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    Be the Hope NOW: The Campaign for Kids
    December 19, 2018

    We have launched a $175 million campaign for Riley... More

    Be the Hope NOW: The Campaign for Kids December 19, 2018

    We have launched a $175 million campaign for Riley Hospital to save kids’ lives through three high-priority programs.

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    Kennedy's Story: How Family Support Helps
    December 19, 2018

    Watch the Strayer Family's story about their Riley journey... More

    Kennedy's Story: How Family Support Helps December 19, 2018

    Watch the Strayer Family's story about their Riley journey.

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    2018 Race for Riley
    October 8, 2018

    Congratulations to Race for Riley on 22 years and nearly... More

    2018 Race for Riley October 8, 2018

    Congratulations to Race for Riley on 22 years and nearly $4 million raised for the kids at Riley Hospital.

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    Meet Hunter Schermerhorn
    September 27, 2018

    A phone call from Hunter’s school nurse turned a life... More

    Meet Hunter Schermerhorn September 27, 2018

    A phone call from Hunter’s school nurse turned a life changing cancer diagnosis for the Schermerhorn family. See how Riley research is helping kids like Hunter and his family find the answers they desperately need.

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    Women for Riley 10th Anniversary
    August 28, 2018

    Congratulations to Women for Riley on 10 years of service... More

    Women for Riley 10th Anniversary August 28, 2018

    Congratulations to Women for Riley on 10 years of service and the legacy you continue to build.

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    Meet Tyler Trent
    July 16, 2018

    Riley patient Tyler Trent has everything going for him,... More

    Meet Tyler Trent July 16, 2018

    Riley patient Tyler Trent has everything going for him, except a cure. Note: Tyler passed away on January 1, 2019. We are so thankful we knew him and were touched by his story.

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