The mission of the Children’s Burn Foundation is furthered by the efforts of The Council, a dynamic volunteer group of approximately 70 dedicated members who work to support the Foundation’s fundraising and community outreach initiatives.
Founded in 1996, The Council hosts the annual Giving New Hope Benefit, where they bestow the Giving New Hope Award to a community leader who has demonstrated significant commitment to improving the lives of children. Through the Giving New Hope Benefit, The Council has raised more than $17 million since 1996.
One of The Council’s annual activities is Nurse Appreciation Day, when Council members bring gifts of gratitude to the nurses of local burn units for the great work they do for children who have been severely burned.
Members of The Council of the Children’s Burn Foundation
Dana Kraft Kitaj*
Paula Lechman Testa*
D. Reiko Pultz
Sandra D. Rosenbaum*
Sonoma Van Brunt-Leyhe
*Board Members of The Council