Children’s Hospital Foundation honored at Bestie Awards

The Children’s Hospital Foundation won in three categories, including Best Nonprofit Organization, Best Outdoor Party, and Best Black-tie Event.

The Children’s Hospital Foundation was honored with three awards at the inaugural The Voice-Tribune Bestie Awards, presented by 21c Museum Hotel Louisville. The awards honor the best of Louisville as voted by The Voice-Tribune readers in over 100 categories. The awards were presented Nov. 21.

The Children’s Hospital Foundation won in the following categories:

“It’s truly an honor for the Children’s Hospital Foundation to be recognized as best in class, including our events,” said Lynnie Meyer, Ed.D., R.N., CFRE, senior vice president and chief development officer, Norton Healthcare. “We would not be here without the generosity and support of community members and our sponsors, volunteers and attendants. We sincerely thank the readers of The Voice-Tribune for this award for our efforts to care for Louisville and Southern Indiana’s children.”

The Children’s Hospital Foundation is one of the philanthropic arms of Norton Healthcare, existing to raise funds to support Norton Children’s programs,equipment and facilities, as well as research and education. In 2018, the Children’s Hospital Foundation raised $12.9 million.

As the region’s only full-service, free-standing hospital designed “Just for Kids,” Norton Children’s Hospital — along with its sister facilities, Norton Women’s & Children’s Hospital and Norton Children’s Medical Center — helps nearly 185,000 children from throughout Kentucky and Southern Indiana each year.

Norton Children’s Hospital is ready to help children and their families in virtually any medical situation. It serves all families regardless of their ability to pay. As part a not-for-profit organization, Norton Children’s facilities rely on the generosity of the community to help fulfill our mission to provide for the physical and emotional health of children, from birth to adulthood. It takes the generosity of everyone in the community to enable Norton Children’s to be here for all children — if and when they need it.

“Attending one of our award-winning events is just one way for community members to support Norton Children’s,” Lynnie said. “Individuals and groups can volunteer, host a fundraiser –– there are many ways to help.”