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Established in 2011, Emerging Leaders for Children’s (ELC) is a leadership development board of accomplished business professionals, physicians and community volunteers in their 30s to early 40s. As ambassadors, advocates and fundraisers, members have a profound impact on Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta—one of the nation’s leading and largest pediatric healthcare systems.

Under the oversight of the Children’s Foundation Board of Trustees, ELC educates members about Children’s and its vision for the future, in order to develop strong community ambassadors, fundraisers and future volunteer leaders. Regular business meetings, networking opportunities with Trustees and executives, volunteer engagement with patients, and member socials make for a meaningful ELC experience.

Core to ELC is the group’s signature fundraising event, The Scrubs Party, hosted each spring in support of a program voted upon by the group. Past events have funded the Aflac Cancer Center, Children’s Concussion Program, Center for Robotics, Child Protection Fellowship and Critical Care Program. In its early years, ELC also raised significant funding for brain tumor research and helped launch the Children’s childhood obesity prevention campaign in metro Atlanta by bringing the Strong4Life Program to three local elementary schools. In 2019, ELC surpassed $1.8M in cumulative net contributions to Children’s through the Scrub party.

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The online application for 2021 membership is open now through and mid-August 2020. The ELC Membership Committee personally interviews all candidates in order to determine a recommended slate. ELC typically accepts six to eight new members per year from a robust candidate pool. The initial term of service is three years.

2019 Scrubs Group Photo


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The Scrubs Party

The 7th annual Scrubs Party will benefit Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta Food Allergy Program and will be held Saturday, March 14, 2020 at the Fairmont in Atlanta’s West Midtown. Known for its unique venues, lively cocktail scene, silent auction and great music, we know this year's event will be another success. To date, ELC has raised more than $1.8 million for Children’s. In the past, ELC has funded programs for the Aflac Cancer and Blood Disorders Center, the Concussion Program, the Robotics Center, the Child Protection Program, the ECMO Center, and the Neurosciences Program. In addition, ELC helped launch the Children’s childhood obesity prevention campaign in metro Atlanta.

Jaguar Land Rover Buckhead is paving a road to fundraising in support of the Scrubs Party and the Food Allergy program once again in 2020. Enter for a chance to win a 2020 Range Rover Sport. Single tickets for $100 or a package of 6 for $500 can be purchased online now. Contest is limited to 1,000 entrants, official rules apply.

For more information, visit and secure your tickets today.

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