Junior Board

Junior Board

Children’s Hospital Foundation is supported by two women’s auxiliary boards, including the Junior Board which is composed of 50 members dedicated to furthering the Foundation’s mission.

The Junior Board of the original Crippled Children’s Hospital was first organized in May 1933, with a membership of twenty-five. At that time, the primary functions of the Board were to assist in feeding the children and to entertain them. In 1935 they took charge of craft classes and organized a Girl Scout Troop for patients. To raise funds, the Board organized a variety of events and campaigns—their first was a dog show, and future years brought Christmas card sales, fashion shows and many other activities.


The highlight of the Junior Board’s fundraising year is the annual Children’s Hospital Foundation Ball, held each November since 1964. The Ball’s carefully chosen theme is portrayed through lavish and creative decorations at the event. Junior Board members spend tireless hours designing, creating, painting, and finally nailing the finishing touches to the decorations that delight and often surprise the Ball patrons.

As with all Junior Board endeavors, our goal is to maximize the benefits to the children served by the Hospital. Since 2000, the Junior Board has raised over $4 million to benefit Children’s Hospital Foundation. Recent gifts include:

2019 - $150,122 to support the Center for Craniofacial Care

2018 - $204,500 to support construction of a dental clinic in the Children's Pavilion

2017 - $264,000 to support the CHF Heart Center and a Healing Garden at the Virginia Treatment Center for Children

2016 - $235,000 to support the CHF Heart Center

2015 - $235,000 to support the CHF Heart Center

2014 - $246,500 to support the CHF Heart Center

2013 - $228,500 to support the Healthy Lifestyles Center

2012 - $249,000 to support the Healthy Lifestyles Center

2011 - $217,000 to support the renovation of the Rooftop Play Deck

2010 - $223,000 to support the Recreation Therapy Program

2009 - $209,000 to support the Community Therapy Centers

2008 - $195,700 to support the renovation of Children’s Park

2007 - $250,000 to support the expansion of the TCU

2006 - $260,000 to support the expansion of the Dental Program

2005 - $200,000 to support the expansion of the Dental Program

2004 - $180,000 to support the Transitional Care Unit (TCU) Construction and Refurbishment of Child Life Center

2003 - $200,000 to support the Capital Improvements in Food Services and Hospital Dining

2002 - $250,000 to support the Assistive Technology Lab (50% match by the ATLFA)

2001 - $230,000 to support the Pediatric Feeding Disorders Program, Transitional Care Unit and Oxygen Consumption Unit

2000 - $150,000 to support the purchase of an X-Ray Machine and Two Reading Centers