Children's Miracle Network Hospitals

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Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals
Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals logo
Founded August 11, 1983 (1983-08-11)
Founder Marie Osmond and her family
John Schneider
Mick Shannon
Joe Lake
Type Children's charity
Tax ID No. 87-0387205
Focus Children's hospitals
Location
Coordinates 40°45′13″N 111°53′48″W / 40.753613°N 111.896616°W / 40.753613; -111.896616Coordinates: 40°45′13″N 111°53′48″W / 40.753613°N 111.896616°W / 40.753613; -111.896616
Area served
Worldwide
Revenue Increase US$ 37.1 million (2009)[1]
Slogan Helping Local Kids
Website cmnhospitals.org
Formerly called
Children's Miracle Network
Osmond Foundation, For the Children of the World
Children's Miracle Network, founded 1983 with hot air balloon

Children's Miracle Network Hospitals (CMN Hospitals) (French: Réseau Enfants-Santé (RES)) is an international non-profit organization that raises funds for children's hospitals, medical research and community awareness of children's health issues. The organization, founded in 1983 by the Osmond family, John Schneider, Mick Shannon and Joe Lake, is headquartered in Salt Lake City, Utah. To date, Children's Miracle Network Hospitals claims to have raised more than $4.7 billion USD which is distributed directly to a network of 170 hospitals.

Fundraising[edit]

Children's Miracle Network Hospitals raises more than $250 million each year. The funds are raised in part by corporate partners, like Walmart, Sam's Club and RE/MAX, throughout the United States and Canada. There are 170 children's hospitals affiliated with Children's Miracle Network Hospitals in the United States and Canada. The funds raised by Children's Miracle Network Hospitals flow through directly to participating hospitals. Children's Miracle Network Hospitals' primary fund raising efforts are corporate fund raising campaigns with more than 80 corporate partners.

In addition, Children's Miracle Network Hospitals and many of its member hospitals hold an annual telethon every first weekend in June known nationally as A Celebration of Real Miracles, hosted by Osmond and Schneider, with local cut-ins. The telethon is presented on various television stations in the United States and Canada with local segments varying from station to station. In Quebec, the TVA network produces its own French-language telethon, Opération Enfant-Soleil, held the same weekend as its English-language counterparts; though it does not use any of CMNH's segments, the telethon and the organization is part of the Children's Miracle Network Hospitals.

Many universities host annual Dance Marathon events to support Children's Miracle Network Hospitals and other local children hospitals. These events collectively raise millions of dollars to support Children's Miracle Network Hospitals services, such as the Indiana University Dance Marathon which raised $2,622,123.21 in 2013 for the James Whitcomb Riley Hospital for Children in Indianapolis, IN.[2]

The Miss America Organization has made Children's Miracle Network its national platform. All girls competing at local, state, and national levels, are required to raise money in order to participate.

Convenience Valet, Love's Travel Stops, Walmart, Costco, CDW, Food Lion, Rite Aid, Dairy Queen, IHOP, Sigma Chi, Delta Zeta, Domino Sugar, Phi Mu, Church's Chicken, Phi Delta Epsilon, Phi Kappa Theta, Zeta Beta Tau, Sigma Alpha Epsilon, McGraw-Hill Federal Credit Union, and Marriott Hotels are some of the corporate partners that support Children's Miracle Network Hospitals.

Charity rating[edit]

Various agencies evaluate charities, based on a number of factors, including the percent of their revenue that is actually spent on their charitable programs. Children's Miracle Network Hospitals receives a 4-star (out of 4) rating, with 89.1% of their revenue going to program expenses. According to the BBB Wise Giving Alliance, Children's Miracle Network Hospitals "meets the BBB Standards for Charity Accountability."

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Children's Miracle Network 2009 Annual Report". Children's Miracle network. Retrieved 2011-06-04. 
  2. ^ "IU Dance Marathon Raises Record $2.6 Million for Riley Hospital for Children." IU Newsroom. Indiana University. November 18, 2013. Web. Retrieved May 20, 2014.

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