Formed in 1964, the Women’s Board of Dayton Children's Hospital has a membership of 36 women whose major fundraising project is the biennial CHA-CHA dinner and auction. The Women’s Board administers the HELP Fund, an ongoing program that supports various projects at Dayton Children’s. The Women’s Board hosts a Careers in Health Care seminar for high school students annually and volunteers in the Schear Activity Center.
The Women’s Board has raised nearly $2.5 million for Dayton Children’s since 1964. Throughout the years, they have provided funding to renovate the NICU and the Wallace Critical Complex and purchased two new pediatric transport units. Most recently the Women's Board completed a $250,000 pledge to support the Soin Pediatric Trauma and Emergency Center renovation and expansion project.
The Women’s Board has pledged to raise money for The Pediatric Cancer and Blood Disorders Care Endowment at Dayton Children’s as part of their May 11, 2013 CHA-CHA event. In 2011, CHA-CHA raised over $330,000 to purchase Giraffe Beds for the newborn intensive care unit, making it Dayton Business Journal’s top fundraiser in the Dayton region.
- Dayton Children's is proud to be a Children's Miracle Network Hospital.