Las Madrinas
“The Godmothers”

Since 1933, we have supported outstanding healthcare and cutting-edge research at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, funding over eight endowments and quietly raising over 55 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 for Diagnostic Innovation

$5 Million Project

The Las Madrinas Endowment for Diagnostic Innovation supports the transformational work conducted by the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. Overseen by Alexander Judkins, MD, Chair of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine and Executive Director of the Center for Personalized Medicine, a team of nearly 275 faculty, physicians, laboratorians and researchers will work to develop a new generation of tests used to diagnose and care for children with leukemia and other types of cancer. These tests will help detect disease earlier, determine which therapies may be most effective and guide decisions that minimize the long-term side effects of treatments.

Our Mission

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