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A Campaign to Support Multi-Disciplinary Initiatives within the Pediatric Enterprise

In an effort to build a culture of philanthropy within the Pediatric Enterprise at Children’s of Alabama and UAB, we would like to ask the physicians to make gifts through either payroll deduction (UAB SOM employees) or credit/debit card (COA and HSF employees). 

The monthly gift amount is left up to each individual physician. Collective Change is emphasizing participation and not the individual gift amount donated by just a few. 

Grant awards, decided by pediatric physician colleagues, will be used for multi-disciplinary programs similar to already established programs like the Concussion Clinic, the Aerodigestive Clinic, PICAN, and the Hepatobiliary Clinic.  All of these multi-disciplinary programs are examples of how our physicians work together in teams to treat pediatric patients.

The dollars will be monthly gifts that will build over several years before being spent.  

Children’s of Alabama will match up to $25,000 given during the first year.

A group of your peers will serve on the Collective Change committee.

Members include:

Yung Lau, M.D., Pediatric Cardiology

Reed Dimmitt, M.D., Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology & Nutrition

Skip Gilbert, M.D., Pediatric Orthopaedics

Pete Glaeser, M.D., Pediatric Emergency Medicine

Jennifer Dollar, M.D., Pediatric Anesthesiology

David Joseph, M.D., Pediatric Urology

Dan Feig, M.D., Pediatric Nephrology

Mike Chen, M.D., Pediatric Surgery

Coke Matthews, Chief Development Officer at Children’s of Alabama, and Andrea Martin, Senior Director of Development at UAB Pediatrics, will provide administrative support for the committee. 

The dollars will be monthly gifts that will build over several years before being spent. 

Children’s of Alabama will match up to $25,000 given during the first year.

Ways to Give

Payroll Deduction Form- UAB Employees Only

Credit or Debit

FAQs

What is the purpose of this initiative?

Collective Change is an effort to build a culture of philanthropy within the Pediatric Enterprise at Children’s of Alabama. 

How will the funds be used?

The funds will be used to help fund transdisciplinary projects. Current examples include the Metabolic Bone Clinic, the Colorectal Clinic, LEAH Clinic, the Aerodigestive Program, PICAN, Hepatobiliary Clinic, and the Concussion Clinic. 

What is the goal of Collective Change?

100% participation over gift size. We would hope everyone gives a monthly gift that works for them. If 350 physicians give $50.00 a month, we could raise $200,000 in one year. We know everyone cannot give $50 a month, so some may give less and that’s ok because some will give greater. Again, we are aiming for 100% participation and not gift size. 

Will the Collective Change gifts earn interest?

Yes, the gifts will earn interest. 

How will the grant process work?

After Collective Change funds reach a sustainable level ($500,000 or greater), the process to apply for grant funds will be announced. Grant awards will be decided by the Collective Change committee. At this time, the anticipated grant amount is $20,000. However, grant amounts will be based on the size of the fund. Grants are not limited to research only but data collection demonstrating value is an expectation. 

Are there matching funds available?

Yes, Children’s of Alabama has graciously agreed to provide a $25,000 match in the first year if the fund can reach $25,000 after 12 months. 

Will I receive a receipt for my gift?

Yes, all donors will receive a gift receipt. 

Will we receive regular communication about the progress of Collective Change?

Yes, Andrea Martin will be sending updates about the progress of the initiative.