College - Author 1

College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences

Department - Author 1

Experience Industry Management Department

Degree Name - Author 1

BS in Recreation, Parks, and Tourism Administration



Primary Advisor

Kevin Lin, College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences, Experience Industry Management Department


Children’s hospitals provide funding for patients and their families to receive proper treatment and resources without having to worry about a financial burden. The purpose of this study was to examine the best practices of Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals and St Jude Children’s Hospitals; compare and contrast the best practices of each foundation and identify how they can learn from each other. A comparative analysis was conducted between Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. This study concluded that both children’s hospitals foundation teams are led by a board of directors that differ in size and draw most of their awareness through fundraising campaigns. Recommendations include developing engaging fundraising campaigns to enhance awareness and education and promote consistent interaction within communities to grow awareness and involvement in fundraising campaigns for the organization’s cause.