Emerging Leaders for Children's smiling at the annual Scrubs party

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 and 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.

ELC’s mission is to advance the vision of Children’s by engaging the community and raising awareness and funds for unique high-priority initiatives, as well as growing the next generation of volunteer leaders.

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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.

This year, ELC is proud to support the new Behavioral and Mental Health Initiative at Children’s. Now more than ever, our children need healthy strategies for dealing with anxiety and stress. Join us as we walk beside our children, building resilience and emotional skills to face life’s ups and downs.

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Hosted every spring, The Scrubs Party is ELC’s signature fundraising event. Beneficiaries are voted on by the group and supported through creative fundraising and advocacy initiatives throughout the year. To date, ELC has raised more than $4 million for Children’s programs, including Behavioral and Mental Health, Food Allergy ProgramAflac Cancer and Blood Disorders Center, the Center for Advanced Technology and Robotic Rehabilitation, the Stephanie V. Blank Center for Safe and Healthy Children, the Neurosciences Program, the Children’s Heart Research and Outcomes Center (HeRO). In addition, ELC helped launch the Children’s childhood obesity prevention campaign (Strong4Life) in metro Atlanta.

We are thrilled to announce that for the first time ever, the 2022 Scrubs Party raised over $1 million gross for Children’s Behavioral and Mental Health Initiative. Special thanks to all of our sponsors and supporters for making this a record-breaking year!

Save the date for the tenth annual Scrubs Party on April 15, 2023.