The Gift of Hope Happens Here

The Gift of Hope Happens Here
The Gift of Hope Happens Here

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (November 10, 2014) — Riley Children’s Foundation has launched The Gift of Hope Happens Here, the second annual year-end giving campaign to support patients at Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health. Support for Riley Children’s Foundation offers hope to families seeking help for seriously ill and injured children; help that only Riley Hospital for Children can provide.

Organizations unite for The Gift of Hope
Fifth Third Bank and Indiana Blood Center have joined Riley Children’s Foundation as statewide presenting partners to spread awareness for year-end giving to Indiana’s nationally ranked children’s research hospital.

Fifth Third Bank and Indiana Blood Center are featured in a statewide commercial and will unveil Riley ornaments after Thanksgiving.

Riley is Indiana’s children’s hospital
“Eighty percent of year-end giving takes place during the months of November and December,” said Kevin O’Keefe, president and CEO, Riley Children’s Foundation. “When it comes time to make their year-end gift, we want Hoosiers to remember Riley as the children’s hospital serving Indiana’s kids.”

“Riley Hospital has a national reputation for excellence and is an invaluable resource for not only Indiana but the entire Midwest due to the level of care and expertise it offers patients and families,” said Steven Alonso, President and CEO of Fifth Third Bank, Greater Indiana. “To partner with an organization that is so widely respected and recognized provides Fifth Third a wonderful opportunity to impact the entire state by improving lives and strengthening families.”

“Riley patients have been the recipients of our donors’ generosity. Partnering with such a well-respected organization is another point of pride for our donors and for Indiana Blood Center,” said Wendy Mehringer, Vice President of Blood Services at Indiana Blood Center.

Every gift makes an impact
Without external financial support, the dedicated medical team at Riley Hospital could not deliver expert and compassionate care and breakthrough pediatric research. Generous donors also allow Riley Hospital to provide cutting-edge facilities and cover the costs of medical specialty areas that are not self-sustaining. Families from all 92 Indiana counties turn to Riley Hospital for hope and healing 300,000 times each year.

To make a Gift of Hope, click here.  

About Riley Children’s Foundation
Riley Children’s Foundation supports Riley Hospital for Children at Indiana University Health, Camp Riley and the James Whitcomb Riley Museum Home. As Indiana’s only comprehensive hospital dedicated exclusively to the care of children, Riley Hospital has provided compassionate care, support and comfort to children and their families since 1924. Each year children from all 92 Indiana counties turn to Riley Hospital and its regional clinics throughout the state more than 300,000 times. Riley Hospital’s partnership with Indiana University Health and its strong affiliation with the Indiana University School of Medicine make Riley Hospital the leader in pediatric care in the state and the region. For more information, visit


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