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Ways to give

Ways to give

Help us offer hope, comfort and healing to children in our community and around the world by bringing your Love to the rescue through a financial gift. To learn donating to the Philadelphia Shriners Hospital, please view Our donors video.

Every gift to Shriners Hospitals for Children — Philadelphia is gratefully accepted and acknowledged. There are many ways to give to the hospital, allowing donors to contribute in a way that is meaningful and personal to them. The hospital works hard to make sure all gifts are used in the most efficient and effective manner. Being good stewards of our financial resources is important both for providing the best patient care today and for making sure we are able to continue our mission into the future. Your gift allows us to help children regardless of the families’ ability to pay.

Direct donations

Direct donations are welcome from individuals, businesses and foundations to the Philadelphia Shriners Hospital. For information about giving programs, please contact Ms. Terry Diamond, director of development at 215-430-4055 or via email.

Mail checks to:

Development Office
Shriners Hospitals for Children — Philadelphia
3551 North Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19140

Credit cards

Credit card donations can be made online or by calling the development department at 215-430-4002.

Memorials or tribute gifts

Memorial or tribute gifts are gratefully received by the hospital for the benefit of our programs. Gifts can also be made to honor an individual’s birthday, anniversary, promotion or any other celebration. Donors receive acknowledgement letters for their gifts. Notification letters are also mailed to honorees or the designated family member, informing them of gifts made in their honor or in memory of a loved one. Notification letters provide the donor’s name. To establish a memorial or tribute gift, please contact the finance department at 215-430-4044.


Gifts of stock or electronic cash transfers are coordinated with the development office in partnership with individuals and their financial institutions. For additional information and to obtain banking instructions, please contact Ms. Terry Diamond, director of development at 215-430-4055 or via email.

Leaving a legacy, major and planned giving

Major and planned gifts are meaningful ways that individuals can advance programs of the hospital for the benefit of children. Careful planning and consideration is given to all such gifts in consultation with donors, their families and legal or wealth advisors to ensure donor wishes are met. Naming opportunities and recognition methods are available. For information on estates, trusts, beneficiary designations, financial accounts, insurance, wills and real estate, please contact Ms. Terry Diamond, director of development by email or at 215-430-4055.


Bequests are the transfers of wealth that occur upon a donor's death and include transfers using a will or a trust. Bequests can take several forms, such as:

  • Specific bequest - a certain amount of cash, securities, or property.
  • General bequest - property that is usually cash.
  • Percentage bequest - a stated percentage of the donor's estate.
  • Residual bequest - all or a portion of what remains of an estate after distributions.

Donors can also name one or more nonprofits as beneficiaries of an insurance policy, as the recipient of an IRA or other qualified retirement fund.

Charitable gift annuity

A charitable gift annuity (CGA) is a contract under which a charity, in return for a transfer of cash, marketable securities or other assets, agrees to pay a fixed amount of money (payment) to one or two individuals for their lifetime.

Life estate agreement

A life estate agreement is a way for a person to donate a home or farmland when they are still living without having to vacate the property or give up any benefits, and continue using the asset during their lifetime.

Charitable remainder trust

A charitable remainder trust (CRT) is an irrevocable trust typically funded with highly appreciated property. The CRT is structured so that there is a current beneficiary who is either the donor or a named individual, and a remainder beneficiary, which is a qualified charity.

Business and foundation partnerships

Your partnership with the Philadelphia Shriners Hospital can build your brand, engage your employees and show your commitment to helping kids – while supporting medical care for children with bone, muscle and joint conditions.

Why partner with Shriners Hospitals for Children?

  • We are recognized as a leader in the treatment of pediatric orthopaedic conditions, serving children since 1926.
  • We work hard to manage your gifts. With stewardship leading our core values, we take the responsibility and trust that donors place in us very seriously. We are proud to report that eighty-five cents of every dollar is used for direct patient care.

Ways to partner

  • Financial donations
  • Sponsorship and cause marketing
  • Employee engagement
  • In-kind donations

Start a partnership

We would be happy to discuss the best way for your corporation, business or organization to partner with us. Contact Ms. Terry Diamond, director of development at 215-430-4055 or via email.

Corporate matching gifts

Many companies have programs to match charitable donations made by their employees. Send us your company forms or email your company’s match program link and we will complete the required paperwork or online entry.

Fundraisers and special events

Fundraisers and special events positively support the hospital and may be organized by individuals, groups or businesses.

Host your own fundraising event

From neighborhood lemonade stands, birthday parties to golf outings, music festivals and galas, people host events to benefit the Philadelphia Shriners Hospital throughout the year. You can organize an event of any size and help kids be kids. Fundraisers and special events positively support the hospital and may be organized by individuals, groups or businesses. Complete this short online form to get started with hosting your own event.

Start planning

Start planning today. Request our community fundraising toolkit or fill out a short online form. For more information, contact us at 215-430-4055 or via email.

Create a fundraising page

Create your own fundraising page online and get personally involved in raising much-needed funds on behalf of Shriners Hospitals for Children — Philadelphia.

In-kind donations

Toys and other gifts-in-kind support programs throughout the hospital. For the safety of our patients, all gifts must be new, unused items. Donors will be asked to complete a gift-in-kind form when they deliver their donation to the hospital. To learn more about the hospital’s current needs, please contact the public relations department at 215-430-4206.

If you would like to donate toys or specific gifts, our child life team can advise on what is most needed. We have compiled a Patient gift guide, but age groups are always shifting so we can work with you to identify the most appropriate items.

For more information

Thank you for considering supporting Shriners Hospitals for Children — Philadelphia. Contact the development department at 215-430-4055 for more information.

Shriners Hospitals for Children is a fully qualified 501(c)(3) charitable organization under IRS regulations. Donations are tax-deductible to the fullest extent provided by law. Our federal tax ID is 36-2193608.