It is my honor and privilege to serve as President of Las Madrinas in our 91st year. I am both humbled and inspired by the longstanding legacy of philanthropic support our organization has provided to Children’s Hospital Los Angeles since our founding in 1933.

2024 marks the launch of a new $5 million pledge to the Las Madrinas Chair in Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics and the Las Madrinas Developmental-Behavioral Pediatric Endowment.  Developmental-Behavioral issues, which include autism, ADHD, anxiety, and depression, affect about 1.8 million children in California alone. Our endowment will support clinical care, training, and research to develop interventions and diagnostic techniques that are representative of the diverse population of our Southern California community and ensure transformational care to maximize patient outcomes.

Last year we had the pleasure of honoring 29 families for their exceptional commitment and positive impact on the Southern California community at The Las Madrinas Ball. We also completed the $5 million funding of the Las Madrinas Diagnostic Innovation Endowment, a project we began three years ago in support of the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine.

I am grateful for the opportunity to work with our exceptional Board of Directors and dedicated Las Madrinas members who are accomplished and seasoned community leaders from across Los Angeles. We remain committed to honoring our traditions while continuing our mission of funding pediatric care and research to make a difference in the lives of patients at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles.

Best regards,

Sheridan Russell Link