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For more information, please contact Chantal Brandimarte,
Advancement Associate, at 617-254-3800 ext. 1159,

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We welcome the involvement of individuals, corporations, and foundations wishing to collaborate with us to help children reach their potential. Depending upon your interest and level of commitment, friends of the hospital may wish to:

Take advantage of Sponsorship Opportunities

Leverage the hospital’s name by being a named corporate sponsor. Examples of collaborations with corporate partners have included research projects, new program implementations, and event partnerships. To discuss finding a sponsorship opportunity that meets your needs, contact Chantal Brandimarte at

Make an in-kind donation

The hospital purchases many types of products and services as part of its operations. Many individuals and firms have offered these resources to the hospital, and in exchange, may receive a tax deduction. For more information about how to make an in-kind gift, contact Chantal Brandimarte, Advancement Associate, at

In-kind Gift Policy

 A gift-in-kind is a non-cash donation of a good or service. We accept gifts-in-kind that continue to support Franciscan Hospital for Children’s mission to provide compassionate care and education to children with special health care needs, and to help them reach their full potential.

It is the sole responsibility of the donor to determine the value of a contributed item; the receiver cannot assign a value to the donated item(s). The IRS has specific regulations regarding gifts-in-kind. For more information on Franciscan Hospital for Children’s policy for accepting gifts-in-kind please contact Chantal Brandimarte,

In regards to the Franciscan Hospital for Children Holiday Drive, all items must be new and all books must be wipe-able with appropriate language.



We recognize your time is valuable. Friends of the hospital may wish to volunteer as part of a corporate community day, or complete an organized one-time event, like hosting a holiday party for patients. For more information, contact Chantal Brandimarte at

Spread the Word

Social media is an important way we build support and awareness for the important work that is done at the hospital. We welcome supporters to like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, and subscribe to our e-newsletter to stay in touch.

Join the Board of Overseers

The Board of Overseers of Franciscan Hospital for Children is a non-governing affiliate board whose purpose is to support the mission of the hospital through philanthropic support and broadening its circle of influence. Click HERE for more details.

To get involved or learn more, please contact Chantal Brandimarte at or (617)-779-1159.

Current members include:

Executive Committee

James McSweeney

Jean Barrett

John D. Nash

Kate Sheridan

Kerry Collins

Mark T. Cummings

Todd Harris


Barbara Swartz

Bill Kenney

Christopher G. Prefontaine

Dan  Marous

David H. Friedberg

George K. Regan

Jonathan T. Parkhurst

Joseph G. DiLorenzo

Joseph J. Frassica

Joseph R. Fratus

State Rep. Kevin G. Honan

Mark Hannon

Mark Romano

Michael A. Sullivan

State Rep. Michael J. Moran

Pauline M. Williams

Ralph Vitti

Robert B. Needham

Robert Sheridan

Steven A. Tolman

Steven Grossman

Terry Hamilton

Nina Capeles

Kristen Walsh

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A breakup, final exams and a fight with her parents were enough to send AMY into an emotional tailspin. Her low self-esteem and undiagnosed depression compounded every issue. Her parents were concerned. Despite going to great lengths to try to help, their daughter was withdrawing from social activities. Her friends’ reactions only added to the emotional turmoil she felt. The only answer to her pain appeared to be suicide, the step she thought she had to take. Fortunately for AMY, before making that devastating choice, help was within reach.

Throughout its history, Franciscan Hospital for Children has evolved to meet the changing needs of youth. When it comes to behavioral health, our aim is to provide the right level of care at the right time, whether it is prevention, intervention, or support during a crisis. Working in partnership with McLean Hospital and other first class institutions, our care has been recognized for excellence. Franciscan Hospital for Children is a rehabilitation hospital located in the Brighton neighborhood of Boston.

These difficulties cross all boundaries of gender, class and race. AMY is your neighbor, your student or your son’s friend. She is the young woman alone at the park, the child being bullied on the sports field or the child with special needs who doesn’t seem to fit in. She is both an individual and one of many; she is Any Modern Youth.

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