Welcome to the Children’s Research Fund, dedicated to raising awareness and funding for the scientists and physicians of Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago and the Stanley Manne Children’s Research Institute.

More than 70 talented and energetic board members unite in advancing our mission: support for pediatric medical research at the Stanley Manne Children’s Research Institute, led by Mary J.C. Hendrix, PhD, the research institute’s Present and Scientific Director and Children’s Research Fund Professor.

Since 1951, the Children’s Research fund has raised more than $100 million to support medical research. Through the Children’s Research Fund, we make a difference in the lives of children and their families throughout Chicagoland and the world.

David McHugh
Chairman, Children’s Research Fund


Children’s Research Fund News

On Sunday, May 17, 2015, Children’s Research Fund board members, family and friends will participate in the Move for the Kids 5K Run/Walk. Support or join our team helping to raise funds for patients and families at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago.

Connect to our team page where you can donate or sign up to participate with us.

news2Rebecca Anderson, a graduate student in the laboratory of Jacek Topczewski, PhD has received the fourth Children’s Research Fund Outstanding Graduate Student Award in recognition of her research to better understand skeletal dysplasia, as well as her teaching and mentoring activities. Anderson’s research characterizes the bones in a mutant zebrafish line to uncover information about the genes that cause the abnormal phenotype. Read more

news3The Children’s Research Fund would like to extend its appreciation to those individuals, corporations, foundations, and organizations whose generosity has supported our mission during this past year! Your amazing contributions have made the 2014 Children’s Ball a huge success raising over $2.7 million dollars to support pediatric medical research at the Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago and the Stanley Manne Children’s Research Institute!  Read more.


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