The 1998 Society, named for the year Egleston Children’s Health Care System and Scottish Rite Children’s Medical Center merged to form Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, is a giving society made up of fellow Children’s providers who share a common purpose to strengthen our ability to care for Georgia’s kids. Through fundraisers and personal contributions, members of the 1998 Society have raised more than $9 million for Children’s patients and families since the group’s inception in 2001.
Your contribution makes a difference
The money raised through the 1998 Society has funded a variety of programs and services at Children’s, including:
The 1998 Society also provides grants for unique, doctor-led programs and honors physician peers at the Big Deal fundraiser each year.
Join the 1998 Society
If you are a Children’s physician interested in joining the 1998 Society, you can donate in a variety of ways.
- Join Children’s 1998 Society through payroll deduction.
- Join Children’s 1998 Society using your credit card.
Consider supporting Children’s at any of the following levels:
- Children’s Circle of Care Member (individual gift of $10,000 or more)
- Sustaining Member (individual gift of $1,998 to $9,999)
- Associate Member (individual gift of $1,000 to $1,997)
- Supporting Member (individual gift of $500 to $999)
- Participant Member (a gift of $499 or less): Gifts made at this level are greatly needed and appreciated; however, benefits are not given at this level.
The 1998 Society’s goal is to fund innovative projects with a high potential for results that will have clinical application and impact at the end of the grant period.
- Grant application deadline: Dec. 31
- Grant funding cycle: March through March
The Big Deal is an annual fundraiser for the 1998 Society at which the group honors physician leaders nominated by their peers. Awards include:
- 1998 Society Award
- Pediatric Pioneer Award
- Rising Star Award
- Community Physician Leadership Award
Proceeds from The Big Deal support important programs and equipment identified by medical staff members at Children’s that may assist them in their efforts to make kids better today and healthier tomorrow.
The Big Deal fundraiser originally scheduled for 2020 has been rescheduled to Oct. 23, 2021.