Dell Children’s Trust Votes to Grant $50,000 to Dell Children’s Programs
Marty McCartt, Dell Children's Trust
The Dell Children’s Trust received 22 grant applications this year. On April 28th, Dell Children’s Trust members met over dinner to hear presentations from the nine program finalists up for voting as chosen by the group’s Grants Committee. After watching the videos and participating in Q&A sessions with each program representative, members voted at the close of the program, to determine which of the 9 options would receive funding.
member, with Anita and Dr. Sujit Iyer
This year’s funding options ranged from high chairs and play mats to advanced medical equipment and many members fought to contain their emotions as Dell Children’s program staff explained the reasons for the requests. View vignettes on each of the incredible program finalists.
The Dell Children’s Trust had $50,000 in their granting pool this year. Each member cast their vote and the following areas received funding.
- Bereavement Care: Annual Memorial Service
- Emergency Department: Critical Monitoring Unit
- Neonatal Intensive Care Unit: NIRS Monitor
- Family Centered Care: High Chairs and Play Mats
About the Trust: The Dell Children's Trust of Central Texas was established to nurture the next generation of leaders for Dell Children's. It is a philanthropic organization comprised of people who share an interest in pediatric healthcare and are dedicated to providing leadership through service and philanthropic support to Dell Children's.
The Dell Children's Trust is collaborative giving to create impact. Departments and programs within Dell Children's apply for grants each year. The annual membership donations are pooled and the Trust members vote on which programs they would like to fund. For more information on this group or to join, please visit their webpage.