Founders Auxiliary Board supports Children’s National through fundraising events. The Board hosts A Vintage Affair and Light Up The Season and participates in the hospital’s annual Race for Every Child.

A Vintage Affair

Save the Date: March 2, 2024

Proceeds from A Vintage Affair fund the Founders Auxiliary Board’s Annual Grants and Major Gift Programs. These programs provide critical funding directly to Children’s National’s experts which enables them to expand the horizons of pediatric care.

A Vintage Affair 25th Anniversary hero image. The Founders Auxiliary Board presents a night of fine wine and food benefiting Children's National Hospital. Saturday, March 2, 2024. National Building Museum.

Race for Every Child

Saturday, October 19, 2024
In person at Freedom Plaza in Washington, D.C., or virtually!

Thank you to everyone who helped us raise over $28,000 in 2023. Check back in summer 2024 for registration updates for the annual October event.

Child running toward the finish line being cheered on by spectators, including one dressed as Spider Man holding medals

Light Up the Season

Friday, December 2, 2023 – Tuesday, January 2, 2024
Four Seasons Washington, DC

Join us each holiday season as we partner with the Four Seasons Hotel, Washington, D.C. to host Light Up the Season. This event celebrates the season of giving by incorporating magical moments and events to celebrate and support the inspiring patients, families and staff of Children’s National Hospital. Light Up the Season is hosted by Four Seasons Hotel which transforms into a festive, multi-dimensional holiday dreamscape. Join us every Saturday in December for a Teddy Bear Tea – proceeds directly benefit Children’s National.

Board members, Dr. Bear and event coordinators standing in the Four Seasons Lobby, which is decorated for Light Up the Season 2022