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Ways to Give to Shriners Children’s Lexington

Your Donation Changes Children's Lives at Shriners Children’s Lexington

Shriners Hospitals for Children is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, commonly known as Shriners Children’s. Shriners Children's has been leading specialty pediatric healthcare since 1922. We deliver specialty pediatric care to children around the world, providing a comprehensive range of treatments and services that help improve the quality of children's lives and allow them to reach their full potential.

There are many reasons to make a charitable gift to Shriners Hospitals for Children – and your passion for helping children is likely at the top of that list. Friends like you make it possible for us to provide pediatric specialty care, regardless of the family's ability to pay or insurance status, today and for years to come.

Read on to learn how you can support Shriners Children's Lexington through ways that include planned giving, hosting and attending fundraising events, and participating in our community outreach.

Give Today

Shriners Hospitals for Children has pressing needs to meet every day. When you give an outright financial gift, you make our current work possible and help to shape the future of health care for children with medical needs. Outright gifts include:

Mail to:

Shriners Children's Lexington
Philanthropy Dept.
110 Conn Terrace
Lexington, KY 40508

For more information, please contact: Dale Wallenius, Director of Philanthropy
Office: 859-268-5768

Shriners Hospitals for Children is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the lives of children. All donations are tax deductible to the fullest extent permitted by law. Your generous gift directly helps support patient care at Shriners Children's Lexington. 

Give online today.

Give through your workplace matching gift program.

Give Tomorrow

At Shriners Hospitals for Children, planned giving ensures we can continue to provide the most amazing care anywhere for generations. When we know about your future intention, we can plan for your gift and all the good it can do. Planned giving and other types of planned philanthropy advance our research and improve the medical care we provide, benefiting patients for generations. To ensure we meet the wishes of our donors, our giving programs include careful planning and thorough consideration, as our knowledgeable fundraising staff consults with donors, their families, legal professionals and wealth advisors.  Together, we’ll develop a plan for giving that aligns with your specific tax objectives and estate planning needs. 

  • Bequests: Maintain full control of your financial resources during your lifetime and reduce your taxable estate by including Shriners Children’s Lexington in your will or living trust.
    Charitable Gift Annuities: Provide a lifetime income to you and/or a loved one and earn a current income tax deduction with a gift of cash or property.
  • Gifts of Life Insurance: Earn an immediate income tax deduction and a possible premium deduction by designating Shriners Children’s Lexington as the beneficiary of a life insurance policy.
  • Gifts of Real Estate: Transfer the burden of managing a property and the expense of taxes with a gift of real estate.
  • Gifts of Retirement Plans: By naming Shriners Children’s Lexington as the beneficiary of your retirement account, such as a 401(k) or IRA, you can avoid passing on heavy income and estate taxes to your heirs.
  • Gifts of Stock or Electronic Cash Transfers: Our Development Office works in partnership with individuals and their financial institutions for these transactions.
  • Endowments and Naming Gifts: Give your family name the opportunity to represent something special at Shriners Hospitals for Children. These giving opportunities are closely aligned with a donor’s interest such as building, room or equipment namings, program-specific namings or endowed academic chair namings.

Learn more about these planned giving areas.

Corporate Council

The Corporate Council gives business leaders the opportunity to help advance children’s healthcare.

Members of the Corporate Council enjoy a distinctive relationship with Shriners Children’s Lexington, collaborating with medical center administrators, physicians, healthcare professionals and other corporate leaders.

Members vote on how the money raised by the council will fund specific medical center priorities. The Corporate Council supports programs and services that change children’s lives. Shriners Children’s benefits from a continuous stream of information and input provided by Corporate Council Members.

Corporate Council Members participate in quarterly roundtable breakfast meetings that feature a behind-the-scenes look at the medical center.

A corporate partnership with Shriners Children’s Lexington is an investment in children and our future, ensuring the medical center’s ability to meet the healthcare needs of nearly 16,000 active patients.

For more information about how to get involved with the Corporate Council, please contact:

Dale Wallenius, Director of Philanthropy

Office: 859-268-5768



The Care for Children Gala is an evening of food, friends and fundraising featuring an elegant dinner, silent auction, live auction, music and dancing.

This year’s event, scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 28, 2021, at the Keeneland Entertainment Center, will start at 6 p.m. The master of ceremonies is LEX18 Chief Meteorologist Bill Meck. Professional auctioneer Jonathan Noel will lead the live auction portion of the evening with music and dancing to the local band The Sensations to conclude the evening.

Perry Cate Society

We named our Leadership Giving Program after Perry Cate, a remarkable and brave patient whose doctor told her parents that she had three weeks to live after she was born.

Perry Cate was born with a host of physical deformities, including her kidneys and bladder grown together, no rib cage on her left side, severe scoliosis, an unformed left hip, left leg-length discrepancy and missing and fused vertebra.

Thanks to 22 successful surgeries at Shriners Children’s Lexington, Perry Cate has defied the odds. She is now 18 years old and attending college.

Our Perry Cate Society is comprised of donors who make an annual gift of at least $1,000. This special group of donors are dedicated to making a difference in the lives of children in need.

The Society enables us to provide medical care for all children at Shriners Children’s Lexington regardless of their family’s ability to pay.

Third Party Fundraisers

Have an idea for a fundraising event? Want to brainstorm about how you can help raise funds and awareness for Shriners Children’s Lexington?

From fun runs to lemonade stands, your fundraiser can help children. Families, individuals, clubs, schools, businesses, churches or groups of friends hold their own fundraising events to support our medical center.

Learn more.

Donations of Toys, Crafts and Other Items

Shriners Children’s Lexington accepts pre-approved donations of toys and other non-monetary items.

Because of limited storage space and specific guidelines regarding items the medical center can accept, it is highly recommended that potential donors contact Shriners Children’s Lexington first.

To get prior approval and schedule a drop off, please contact:

Jackie Dawson, Philanthropy Assistant

Office: 859-268-5770


Donate Your Vehicle to Benefit Shriners Children's Lexington

Your car donation can help transform children's lives. Each vehicle donated helps Shriners Children’s deliver exceptional healthcare. Please consider any vehicle, running or not, including cars, trucks, trailers, boats, RVs, motorcycles, campers, off-road vehicles, planes, heavy equipment, farm machinery, and most other motorized vehicles. The vehicle can be in any condition and picked up from any location. Your vehicle is towed at no cost to you. Complete the online vehicle donation form or call 833-SHC-KIDS (833-742-5437) seven days a week. Learn more about the program. The process is easy, and your gift may qualify as a tax deduction.

Shop with AmazonSmile

You can support Shriners Hospitals for Children just by doing your regular Amazon shopping at When you select Shriners Hospitals for Children as your Amazon Smile charity, Amazon will donate .5% of the of the eligible purchases to Shriners Hospitals for Children.

Care for Children Campaign

Shriners Children’s Lexington provides the highest quality of care to more than 33,000 children annualy from Kentucky, Tennessee, Ohio, Indiana, West Virginia, Georgia, Alabama and other states, regardless of their family’s ability to pay or insurance status.

We never want to say “No” to a family and child who needs the specialized medical care we provide. Your financial support helps ensure we don't have to.

Send your Care for Children Campaign gift or pledge to:

Shriners Children’s Lexington
Philanthropy Department
110 Conn Terrace
Lexington, KY 40508


For more information, please contact: Dale Wallenius, Director of Philanthropy
Office: 859-268-5768


We’re always here for our patients, regardless of a family's ability to pay or insurance status.