Making a gift to Riley is one of the most powerful, immediate ways you can make an impact on children.
Individual donations of $1000 or more – in one payment or spread over multiple payments – is considered a Riley Society level gift. The collective impact of Riley Society gifts ensure that Riley Hospital can continue to revolutionize care and seek cures.
We are pleased to offer you these special benefits when you join one of our Riley Society giving circles:
Circle of Courage ($1,000)
- Riley Society car decal
- Riley Messenger magazine
- Group Hospital tours
- Annual Impact Report
Circle of Healing ($2,500)
All of the above, plus:
- Exclusive invitation to Riley Society receptions
- Opportunity to name a Red Wagon upon request
- Private tour of the hospital with a foundation representative
Circle of Hope ($5,000)
All of the above, plus:
- Opportunity to participate in hospital group volunteer activities upon request
- Riley Hospital Grand Rounds lectures and Q&A with physicians and researchers
Circle of Care ($10,000)
All of the above, plus:
- Recognition on Riley Hospital for Children Digitial Donor Wall
- Opportunity to name a current use fund
Circle of Champions ($25,000)
All of the above, plus:
- Personalized Annual Report demonstrating value and impact of gift
- Private guided tours or Riley Hospital and Wells Center for Pediatric Research led by renowned members of physician and research leadership, upon request
Additional Ways to Donate:
Many employers will match your gift to Riley as part of their corporate policy. Does yours? Type your company's name below and find out.
If your company is eligible, request a matching gift form from your employer. Send your gift and the completed form to:
- Riley Children’s Foundation
- Attn: Matching Gifts
- 500 N. Meridian Street, Suite 100
- Indianapolis, IN 46204
We will do the rest! The impact of your gift to Riley Children’s Foundation may be doubled or possibly tripled! Some companies also match gifts made by retirees and/or spouses.
To learn more about matching gift opportunities, click here.
You can make your gift in honor or in memory of someone who is special to you.
Look for the “Tribute Information” section of our online donation form and indicate the name of the person you would like to honor with your gift.
We will ask you to provide the address of the honoree or their family so we can notify them of your gift, however, the amount will remain confidential.
Riley Red Wagon Naming
The Riley red wagon represents the family-centered care provided at Riley Hospital for Children at Indiana University Health. Red wagons help families navigate Riley Hospital, and bring children smiles during what can be a stressful time.
With your philanthropic support, you or your group can name a wagon. A license plate acknowledging your contribution will be attached to the back of a wagon and you will receive a duplicate copy of the plate. Wagons are named for the duration of their circulation at the hospital, up to one year. Based on inventory, named wagons may be new or gently used.
Funds from named wagons are used to support Riley Hospital’s greatest needs. Upon request, a donor can direct funds to patient care, pediatric research or family support programs such as Child Life. A portion of each donation ($200) provides maintenance for wagons.
Wagon naming opportunities and pricing
Personal contribution from an individual or individuals
Contribution from a community service organization (e.g., church, service club, Greek organization)
Contribution from a Kids Caring and Sharing school
Contribution from a corporation or special fundraising event (e.g., golf outing)
A limited number of wagons are available. To name a wagon, please call 317.634.4474 or email Riley@RileyKids.org.
License plate design
- No more than three lines (maximum 40 characters per line)
- Graphics can be included (school/business logo with permission; no personal photos)
- Riley Children’s Foundation reserves the right to change/edit plate language for any existing or former wagson
- Note: Due to space limitations only one wagon will be named/plated per gift and/or donor
- Donors have the opportunity to release the wagon into fleet
- Wagon releases occur approximately four weeks after donation receipt and plate approval
- Once a wagon is released, it is a piece of medical equipment at Riley Hospital and Riley Children’s Foundation cannot accommodate requests to locate
Individual Donations less than $1,000
If you are not ready to make a donation at the Riley Society level, you can donate in any amount HERE. Every single donation to Riley Hospital for Children – large or small – is a gift of hope.
Questions about any of our individual giving opportunities? Contact Cara Lathrop, Vice President, Development at CLathrop@RileyKids.org or 317.759.6906.
Questions about Riley Society? Contact a Riley Society Gift Officer:
Danielle Shaw, Manager, Riley Society and Grateful Families
Michelle Turchan, Regional Riley Society Gift Officer
Con Sullivan, Riley Society Gift Officer
Brenda Ewigleben, Riley Society Gift Officer
In This Section
Your Impact on the Riley Relief Fund June 2, 2020
We put out the call that Riley Hospital for Children needed help during the COVID pandemic and you answered. Find out how your donations impacted Riley kids, their families, and hospital staff.×
Nurses Week 2020 May 7, 2020
A heartfelt thank you to the nurses at Riley Hosptial for Children as we celebrate Nurses Week!×
Waiting for Two Miracles April 27, 2020
Riley mom Amie Hastings lost her job due to the coronavirus pandemic. Your donations to the Riley Relief Fund provides emergency assistance to Riley families during the coronavirus crisis. It also supports Riley program and team member needs, and gives doctors, nurses and other healthcare professionals flexibility as they respond to the evolving healthcare crisis.×
Happy Birthday, Teddy! April 16, 2020
Riley kid Giancarlo "Teddy" Gomez celebrates his eighth birthday at Riley Hospital for Children. Please join us in wishing him a Happy Birthday!×
A Piece of Riley June 27, 2019
I am the Riley Wagon. I mean a lot of things to different people. I'm also a way for donors, like the Burr family, to give back to Riley Hospital for Children.×
Be the Star You Are May 22, 2019
Check out this behind the scenes look at the 2019 Riley Cancer Center Prom.×
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.×
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.×
Kennedy's Story: How Family Support Helps December 19, 2018
Watch the Strayer Family's story about their Riley journey.×
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.×