General Tribute FAQs

Who do I contact with questions?
Please send an email to tributes@chtrust.org or contact Mackenzie Clark at (857) 218-3133.

If I make a gift in honor or in memory of someone special, will the honoree or their family be notified?
When you make a gift in honor or in memory of someone, we can send a tribute card to inform the honoree or their family members of your thoughtful gesture. When making a gift online, please "select a tribute" type and note "who" you are honoring. Next to "Send a Personal Note", click "yes" and provide us with the name and address of the person you would like to notify. Please feel free to contact Mackenzie Clark at (857) 218-3133 if you prefer to make the gift over the phone.

Can my gift support an area of the hospital that is meaningful to me?
Your gift may be unrestricted and support the areas of greatest need at Boston Children's, or you may direct your gift to support a specific purpose or program at the Hospital. On the online giving form, you have the option of directing your gift to support patient care, research or community health programs. If you prefer to target your gift to a specific program or project not listed on the form, please choose "other" and tell us the name of the doctor, department, or research area - whatever you think will help us direct your gift to the area of the hospital you would like to support. Our team is here to assist you; please feel free to contact us if you have any questions.

For which types of occasions do people make tribute gifts?
Tribute gifts are made for many reasons as they are a thoughtful way to honor someone you care about. Gifts are often made in honor of birthdays, weddings, bar/bat mitzvahs, baby showers, anniversaries and simply honoring great work.

How can I encourage friends and family to make gifts in honor of a special occasion or a loved one?
Creating a tribute fundraising page will help you encourage your friends and family to join you in celebrating an occasion or honoring a loved one. Your page will allow supporters to make gifts online and share words of celebration or encouragement. The pages include email and social media sharing features to help you spread the word.

I would like to create a tribute in memory of my loved one, how can I be notified of gifts made in their memory?
We acknowledge each memorial contribution and can send you or your family a notification card for every gift received. Please contact Mackenzie Clark at (857) 218-3133 or mackenzie.clark@chtrust.org for more information.

How can we direct family and friends to donate to Boston Children's Hospital in a loved one's memory?
Please find suggested language for an obituary below:
In lieu of flowers, please consider giving to Boston Children's Hospital, in memory of _________. Contributions can be made online at childrenshospital.org/giving or check made payable to Boston Children's Hospital can be mailed to Boston Children's Hospital Trust, 401 Park Drive, Suite 602, Boston, MA 02215-3354.

Will I receive a tax receipt for my online gift?
When you make a gift online, we send a gift acknowledgement to the email address you provide. For gifts where no goods or services were received in return, the acknowledgement will serve as your tax receipt.

Contact: Mackenzie Clark
Phone: (857) 218-3133
Email: Mackenzie.clark@chtrust.org
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