The healing and care of a child with cancer is changing right before your eyes.

In downtown Richmond, construction is transforming a city block into a new inpatient children’s hospital. The opening of the hospital is your opportunity to leave a lasting legacy on the hospital’s floors. You can give Connor’s Heroes permanent spaces on the new hematology and oncology floor. You can build five ROOMS WITH HOPE. Each room will help a hero family every step of the way — starting with their child’s cancer diagnosis and throughout their cancer journey. 

Image building in blue background Text You can build Rooms filled with Hope for the families who need Connor's Heroes

We are calling on you  our community of heroes.You can fill ROOMS WITH HOPE.

When the Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU opens the amazing Wonder Tower in 2023, families will have a state-of-the-art inpatient facility with new operating rooms, imaging capacity, emergency department space, and an extraordinary team of caregivers ready to care for children. The opening of the Wonder Tower is a wonderful opportunity for Connor’s Heroes. With your help, Connor’s Heroes finally can have permanent spaces on the hematology and oncology floor. Each room will give a family hope, guidance, and support —  the pillars of Connor’s Heroes mission. The Connor’s Heroes rooms will be much-needed spaces for our staff, volunteers, healthcare teams, researchers, and hero families.

Generous people like you can open five rooms in the Wonder Tower for our hero families.

We have an ambitious goal to raise $250,000for our Rooms Filled With Hope capital campaign.

• The Connor’s Heroes Family Room is for a parent to decompress or families to visit outside of a child’s hospital room. Connor’s Heroes will do arts and crafts, serve a sweet treat, or meet with a family to give them a Heroes Bag and Backpack.

• The Connor’s Heroes Consult Room will be a place for caregivers or family to have a private conversation with their child’s support care team. When a child has a bone marrow transplant, a family must be isolated from others.

• The Connor’s Heroes BMT Play Room will be a fun multi-purpose space designed with the health needs of the BMT patient in mind.

The Connor’s Heroes Respite Room will be a meaningful space for nurses and support care teams to get away and focus on their emotional, psychological, and physical wellness.

• In The Jamie Hess Bone Marrow Transplant Lab, staff will prepare transplant supplies without having to leave the unit. This will maximize efficiency and quality of a child’s bone marrow transplant. The lab is named after Jamie Hess who died from leukemia in 2002.

• The Connor’s Heroes Family Room is for a parent to decompress or families to visit outside of a child’s hospital room. Connor’s Heroes will do arts and crafts, serve a sweet treat, or meet with a family to give them a Heroes Bag and Backpack.

• The Connor’s Heroes Consult Room will be a place for caregivers or family to have a private conversation with their child’s support care team. When a child has a bone marrow transplant, a family must be isolated from others.

• The Connor’s Heroes BMT Play Room will be a fun multi-purpose space designed with the health needs of the BMT patient in mind.

The Connor’s Heroes Respite Room will be a meaningful space for nurses and support care teams to get away and focus on their emotional, psychological, and physical wellness.

• In The Jamie Hess Bone Marrow Transplant Lab, staff will prepare transplant supplies without having to leave the unit. This will maximize efficiency and quality of a child’s bone marrow transplant. The lab is named after Jamie Hess who died from leukemia in 2002.

WAYS TO GIVE

All donations to fill ROOMS WITH HOPE are tax-deductible.

ONE TIME GIFTS
Cash, checks or credit card gifts provide a safe and secure way to make a tax-deductible gift today. You can give a single gift or pledge to give every month.
Checks should be made payable to the Connor’s Heroes Foundation. Please note in the memo “Yes, I want to fill ROOMS WITH HOPE.”  Mail your gift to Connor’s Heroes Foundation • P.O. Box 2536 • Midlothian, VA 23113
Credit card donations may be made online.
GIVE A SINGLE GIFTGIVE EVERY MONTH

PLEDGED GIFTS
You can pledge to make a larger gift and fulfill it over a comfortable pace of your choosing. You can spread the payments over a period of time—typically five years or less. You will receive an income-tax deduction for the amount you gave each year. Download a pledge agreement. [LINK TO PDF]

MATCHING GIFTS
Corporations can potentially double your gift if your company or organization has a matching program. Many companies match donations made by employees to eligible nonprofit organizations. Check with your HR Department on how you can request a matching gift for Connor’s Heroes Foundation.

DONOR ADVISED FUNDS (DAFs)
A donor-advised fund is like a charitable investment account, for the sole purpose of supporting charitable organizations you care about. It is one of the fastest growing charitable giving vehicle in the United States. Connor’s Heroes has received donations through DAFs such as Fidelity Charitable and Schwab Charitable. You can authorize your gifts to the Connor’s Heroes Foundation, Tax ID# 20-4992632.

PLANNED GIFTS: IRAS, BEQUESTS, AND TRUSTS
Naming Connor’s Heroes as the beneficiary of an IRA, a Bequest, or a Trust provides tax and financial planning benefits to you, as well as ensuring a hopeful future for our childhood cancer heroes. Your tax-free gift from your IRA can count toward your Required Minimum Distribution. For a sample IRA Rollover Letter to be given to your financial institution, contact Celia, Executive Director, celia@connorsheroes.org or (804) 897-1272.

GIFTS OF SECURITIES
Gifts of appreciated securities may qualify for a tax deduction equivalent to the current market value of the securities (as determined by IRS rules and regulations). No capital gains tax is incurred by the donor when appreciated securities are transferred. Ask your agent to contact Celia, Executive Director, celia@connorsheroes.org or (804) 897-1272 for account information your agent will need to perform the transfer and to ensure the proper receipt and acknowledgment of your gift of securities.

Download THIS PDF that outlines your legacy gifts options.

IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS, CONTACT:
Celia Tetlow Martin
Executive Director, Connor’s Heroes Foundation
celia@connorsheroes.org
(804) 897-1272

Contact Us

(804) 897-1272
admin@connorsheroes.org

Connor’s Heroes Foundation
P.O. Box 2536, Midlothian, VA 23113

501(c)(3) non-profit organization. EIN: 20-4992632
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Financials

As a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, Connor’s Heroes is committed to being good stewards of the funding we receive from individuals and corporations. You can trust that the money you give to Connor’s Heroes Foundation goes directly to helping area children with cancer and their families. If you would like to receive a copy of our Financial Statements or Form 990, please send an email to celia@connorsheroes.org or call (804) 897-1272. You can also view our profile at giverichmond.org. Our tax identification number is: 20-4992632.

Image building in blue background Text You can build Rooms filled with Hope for the families who need Connor's Heroes