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Young Friends of ChristianaCare

Raising funds for philanthropic programs to enhance patient experience.

Young Philanthropy

Since 2016, the Young Friends of ChristianCare have raised funds and collected supplies for philanthropic programs that enhance the patient experience. 

This group is currently comprised of more than 60 students from 19 high schools across the region.

Group of young friends celebrating their Certificate of Appreciation

The projects they’ve supported include:

  • Collecting more than 6,000 books for the ChristianaCare Pediatrics Department so that children who visit the hospital can browse and take a favorite home with them when they are discharged.
  • Supporting the prom and fields trip for the First State School.
  • Supporting transportation for Camp FRESH participants.
  • Helping to provide clothing, toiletries, and rides home for patients through the Emergency Department Special Needs Fund.

The Young Friends of ChristianaCare also participate in conversations with health system leaders and hands-on activities in genetics and other areas. Click here to read more about the Young Friends.

Young Friends Leadership Committee


Erin Coomes
Karen Legum 

Immediate Past Chairs

Diane du Pont
Elizabeth Moore 

Contact Us

Interested in participating?
E-mail us at Philanthropy@ChristianaCare.org

The Junior Board of ChristianaCare is a not-for-profit corporation with its own board and volunteer membership.
Drivers of good, Penny Saridakis and Stacey Bacchieri give time, talent and treasure for the love of health