Foundation Events

At the UVM Medical Center Foundation, fundraising events are critical to our effort to secure support for indispensable programs throughout the UVM Medical Center. These events come in all shapes and sizes – from our biannual UVM Medical Center Gala, to a wide range of fundraisers hosted by our extraordinary volunteers. Read more about our signature events below.

Gala  

The UVM Medical Center Gala - Building the Future of Patient Care

Many thanks to our donors, sponsors, friends, and UVM Medical Center and University colleagues for making the sold-out 2018 Gala a huge success! More than 650 donors and friends filled the transformed Expo Centre to celebrate the UVM Children’s Hospital and support the construction of a new neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). Guests enjoyed a cocktail reception, dinner, dancing, a Broadway-style performance and standing ovations for the NICU graduates and pediatric patients in attendance. 

Read about the generous gift from the New England Federal Credit Union, announced at the Gala.

Big Change Roundup

Big Change Roundup for Kids

Big and small, young and old, individuals and companies collect coins in the Big Change Roundup for Kids, an annual fundraising event supporting the UVM Children’s Hospital. For the first three months of each year, our radio partner, 98.9 WOKO, fills the airwaves with inspiring Children’s Hospital stories that encourage people to give, while our volunteer “Change Bandits” gather the loot in locations across the state. Learn more about the Big Change Roundup for Kids.

Big Change Roundup

UVM Children's Hospital Golf Classic

For nearly 30 years, our annual Golf Classic has benefitted the outstanding people and programs that improve our young patients’ lives at the UVM Children’s Hospital. Backed by our dedicated corporate sponsors, the event involves golfers of all skill levels who sign up as individuals or teams to swing their clubs in support of critical initiatives throughout the Children’s Hospital. Learn more about the UVM Children's Hospital Golf Classic.

Miracle Network Dance Marathon: This Generation Fighting for the Next

Miracle Network Dance Marathon promotes children’s health and happiness while fostering the leadership and involvement of student and local communities. Students come together to raise funds for the UVM Children’s Hospital and donate 100 percent of proceeds to providing pediatric treatment, research, medical care, family education and hope. Visit the Miracle Network Dance Marathon website for more information about how to host your own marathon or sponsor an existing marathon in our area.

Big Change Roundup  

Extra Life: Play Games Heal Kids

Extra Life mobilizes passionate gamers of all types to help Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals treat sick and injured kids in their communities. Extra Lifers raise money year-round, culminating in a massive international day of play each fall and ultimately celebrating one grand total together. Gamers can sign up to participate at www.Extra-Life.org and designate UVM Children’s Hospital as their beneficiary. Proceeds directly impact the world-class health care delivered to our region’s youth.

Host a Fundraising Event

Want to turn your favorite activity into a fundraising event for the UVM Medical Center? We can show you how to make everything from bake sales, to handcrafted items, to cocktail receptions into activities that benefit the Medical Center. Learn more about how to Host a Fundraising Event.