Auxiliary Establishes Diamond Anniversary Fund to Celebrate 60th Anniversary


To celebrate its 60th anniversary, Rady Children’s Hospital Auxiliary has set an ambitious goal of raising $600,000 for the Diamond Anniversary Fund. The Diamond Anniversary Fund is a special endowment that will support Child Life Services by retaining its principal and paying out all net income every year. Child Life Specialists are essential because they help patients and their families understand and cope with healthcare experiences. Community support is vital for this program to continue, as it is 100 percent dependent upon philanthropy. We encourage you to contribute to the Diamond Anniversary Fund by making an estate commitment and becoming a Lifetime Legacy Circle member or by making a cash donation of any size, keeping in mind that a donation of $10,000 or more will qualify you to become a Circle of Care member for the following year. If you have any questions, please contact Karen Cheesman, VP Fund Development, at 858-792-7921 or


Inspirational T-shirt for Sale Proceeds Benefit the Diamond Anniversary Fund

An inspirational t-shirt has been designed especially for Rady Children’s Hospital-San Diego. Working in close partnership with Heart Threads, our “heart” was created as a subtle, non-logo design with butterflies, kites and words of wisdom in a heart shape. The best part of the shirt is that an affirmation is printed on the inside of the shirt touching the heart. The affirmation on our shirts is, “ I inspire miracles. I open my heart to children. Rady Children’s Hospital.” The cost of the t-shirts is $36 of which $8 will be donated to the Diamond Anniversary Fund.