Become a Blank Children's Shining Star!

We are incredibly grateful to be a part of a community with not just a strong history of philanthropy, but an inspiring future for making a difference as well!

Each year, hundreds of students, classrooms and youth group participants help support patients and families at Blank Children's Hospital. To help recognize these generous donors, in 2015, Blank Children's created the Shining Stars youth philanthropy program.  

Shining Stars are students - or student groups - who give of their time, energy, talents and treasures to support kids receiving care at Blank Children's Hospital by planning FUNdraisers and thinking of their own creative ideas to support Blank Children's! 

Shining Stars who individually raise $100 or more annually as well as groups will be recognized on our website as well as the digital donor wall in the Blank Children's lobby, which will be updated monthly. 

Becoming a Shining Star is easy! 

Whether it's helping start new programs, purchasing life-saving equipment or providing comfort when it's needed most, Shining Stars brighten the days of children and families at Blank Children's Hospital!

We can't wait to see the fun and exciting ways you help brighten the days of kids right here in Central Iowa! If you have any questions about the Shining Stars youth philanthropy program, please contact Brenna Finnerty at brenna.finnerty@unitypoint.org or (515) 241-6472. 


See a list of our 2015 Shining Stars