Toward a Brighter Future
Foundation Annual Report
CHOC Foundation 2019-2020
Philanthropic Annual Report
The kindness of our CHOC supporters allows us to continue providing compassionate and comprehensive care to our patients, even in the midst of a devastating pandemic. In this report, we are proud to share the incredible impact of philanthropy and the difference our donors have made over an exceptionally challenging year.
A MESSAGE FROM DOUG CORBIN
SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT & CHIEF DEVELOPMENT OFFICER
2020 has been a year like no other. No one could argue with that.
However, our community has shown, on multiple occasions, that we can persevere through tough times together—even through a year filled with great uncertainty, change and sadness.
While COVID-19 has presented many challenges, CHOC is no stranger to responding in times of crisis. We are here when families need us most–when our patients are at their most vulnerable. And our resilience and innovation are made possible by our CHOC donors. In the midst of this pandemic, philanthropy allows us to persist in giving kids the best chance of growing into healthy and happy adults.
As you will see in this report, past and present contributions have helped CHOC establish a robust infrastructure and provide vital resources to children and families in a time of distress. The collective efforts and acts of kindness of our donors have enabled us to implement solutions that minimize the negative impacts of this global health emergency.
This year, I am reminded of the power of community—that when we join each other on common ground, around a shared vision, we not only persevere, but we can progress towards a brighter future.
Douglas J. Corbin, CFRE, CSPG
Senior Vice President & Chief Development Officer
PARTNERING THROUGH THE UNTHINKABLE
Hyundai Motor America & Hyundai Hope on Wheels help keep CHOC running through the COVID-19 pandemic
A VISION THAT LIVES ON
Cherese Mari Laulhere Foundation provides transformative gifts to Mental Health and Child Life
CHOC is one of only nine children’s hospitals in the nation–and the only one in Southern California–to be named a 2020 Leapfrog Top Hospital for outstanding quality and safety.
7 Ranked Specialties by U.S. News & World Report
CHOC is once again ranked as a U.S. News & World Report Best Children’s Hospital in seven different specialties, with orthopaedics, diabetes and endocrinology earning a “Top 20” spot.
$114.2M+ in Uncompensated Care
At CHOC, no child is ever turned away, and we strive to ensure families can focus on their child’s health instead of worrying about finances. As a nonprofit dedicated to the well-being of children, we place healing above the bottom line.
Thompson Autism Center
CHOC is dedicated to bringing the latest treatments and resources to the autism community in Orange County. Through our unique programs, children have a centralized place where they can receive early diagnosis, advanced therapy and the possibility to reach their true potential.
Equity and Inclusion
CHOC has taken a strong stance on diversity, equity and inclusion by launching a comprehensive, multifaceted initiative, including the hiring of our first Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Officer.
CHOC’s Response to COVID-19
In 2020, CHOC treated over 3,000 children, teenagers and young adults diagnosed with COVID-19.
500 Telemedicine Sessions Per Day
In order to ensure our community continues to receive critical treatment and support, CHOC shifted many services to a virtual setting, including wellness checks and specialist visits.
Outdoor Evaluation Center
In partnership with Hyundai Hope on Wheels, CHOC established an outdoor evaluation center, which allows us to test children for COVID-19. CHOC analyzes samples for COVID-19 in-house and produces same-day results—a development that enables us to clear children for critical elective procedures.
Covering Essential Needs
CHOC has provided hundreds of families in need with meal vouchers, essential expenses, medications, medical equipment and transportation costs.
CHOC’s COVID-19 relief fund has received nearly $1 million in donations of goods and services and $800,000 in monetary donations.
Giving by the Numbers
Number of Gifts
Giving by Area
|Area||% of Total|
|Patient & Family Centered Care||41%|
|Greatest Needs & Legacy||39%|
|Leadership & Education||< 1%|
Total Raised by Fiscal Year (in millions)
FY 2017 – $31.2
FY 2018 – $36.2
FY 2019 – $41.0
FY 2020 – $61.1
The generosity of our supporters has enabled CHOC to offer the highest quality medical care to children, regardless of their ability to pay.
To our board of directors, thank you for actively engaging and investing in generating community awareness and philanthropic support for the health and well-being of children.
During this tumultuous time, we are grateful to the individuals, organizations, corporations and foundations that have remained by our side and continue to believe in the importance of giving children the best chance to heal, play and dream.