All of our nation’s elite children’s hospitals become great—and stay that way—by funding talented doctors and surrounding them with leadership, support, and resources in an environment where innovation may thrive. The average endowment of a leading children’s hospital is $265 million (average age 111 years old). At just over 40 years old, CHOC Children’s is striving to become great while constrained by an endowment that is only five percent of this benchmark. To reach the top echelon of children’s hospitals, CHOC Children’s must substantially increase its endowment in parallel to building a new tower and leveraging an affiliation with an academic medical center. Annual income from an adequate endowment will supply the resources required to compete nationally for medical talent and sustain an environment that produces great outcomes and medical firsts. Sick children cannot wait. Click here for endowment naming opportunities.