Las Madrinas
“The Godmothers”

Since 1933, we have supported outstanding healthcare and cutting-edge research at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, funding over ten endowments and quietly raising over 56 million dollars.

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Our endowments fund the next generation of healthcare.

As the first affiliate group established on behalf of Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (view CHLA video), we take pride in the ongoing support we have rendered. Our endowments have been instrumental in moving scientific research from an initial spark in the laboratory to implementation at the bedsides of children.

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Our Current Endowment

Las Madrinas Endowment and Chair for Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics

$5 Million Endowment

Recognizing the critical need for strong leadership to advance care, research and education for children with developmental and behavioral health conditions, the Las Madrinas Endowment and Chair in Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles will be a crucial investment in the Division of Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics. The Endowment will provide support for the chairholder to advance clinical care, research and education in the assessment, management and referral for children with developmental and behavioral issues, as well as ensuring the Division’s ability to engage in international research networks and oversee one of the largest fellowship programs focused on developmental-behavioral pediatrics in the Western U.S.

Our Mission

Las Madrinas is dedicated to a tradition of funding pediatric care and research for Children’s Hospital Los Angeles or other philanthropic endeavors by honoring families who have shown exceptional commitment to the Southern California community.