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 $3 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.
- In 2009 the Women's Board completed a $250,000 pledge to support the Soin Pediatric Trauma and Emergency Center renovation and expansion project.
- In 2011 CHA-CHA raised over $330,000 and bought 10 Giraffe Beds for Dayton Children's.
- In 2013 CHA-CHA raised $433,148 for the pediatric cancer and blood disorders endowment at Dayton Children's.
May 9, 2015
Imagine all Dayton Children’s Hospital offers our community.
Dayton Children’s Regional Level III B NICU is the region's referral center for premature and sick newborns, providing the right care for the region's most fragile babies. Imagine an improved level of care and support for babies and their families. Imagine the latest technology, private rooms created for bonding and family connection, and access to the latest innovations healthcare has to offer. Now imagine the babies Dayton Children's has cared for creating their own LifePrint in our community and in the world.
The Women’s Board supports Dayton Children's commitment to provide our community with the best possible specialized care and facilities. Therefore, The Women’s Board will dedicate the proceeds from CHA-CHA 2015 to a very important cause: The new Newborn Intensive Care Unit (NICU), which is part of a long-range facility and campus renewal plan that will improve the delivery of care to our region's children for generations to come.
- Dayton Children's is proud to be a Children's Miracle Network Hospital.