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Tomorrow's Children Endowment

​The Tomorrow's Children Endowment was created to ensure financial support to confront the challenges that children, pediatricians, medical subspecialists, and surgical specialists will face in the future. The Endowment complements and differs from the Friends of Children Fund, which is designed to address immediate needs through an annual campaign.

The Tomorrow's Children Endowment income will enhance the ability of the AAP to carry out research, education, advocacy, and community service programs and initiatives that advance pediatrics. The Endowment will provide resources above and beyond operating revenues and resources that will provide the flexibility to address emerging issues.

With your support, the AAP can be more effective in changing public policy, influencing research priorities, and disseminating education globally. Your gift to the AAP is a wise investment that will stand as a statement to your commitment to children. In addition, charitable giving offers significant tax benefits to the donor.  For more information, please contact Jill Taylor at​ or 630-626-6033

The list below shows the most recent projects to benefit from Tomorrow's Children Endowment Funding.

Childhood Obesity 2010-2011
With the support of the Tomorrow’s Children Endowment, the AAP will spend 2011 exploring the creation of an AAP Center for Childhood Obesity. The Center will serve as a vehicle for pediatric obesity prevention and treatment and will translate the evidence into implementation at the systems and individual levels. The proposed vision is that all children and families are engaged in their pursuit of healthy living and receive individual and family-centered support to achieve their optimal health.

PEDS (Pediatric Education in Disasters) -Haiti/Philippines Initiatives 2009-2010
The AAP in collaboration with its organizational partners has developed a training program for pediatricians and other health care professionals in disaster planning. The training program raises awareness and increases competence of relief efforts when disaster occurs. The AAP would like to partner with the professional societies and government agencies in Haiti and the Philippines to establish new national training centers.

Disaster Preparedness-China 2008-2009
The Pediatrics in Disasters (PEDS) national training, co-organized by the AAP and the China Ministry of Health, took place in Beijing on October 23-30, 2008. This was the first PEDS training in Asia, and the Chinese government was very supportive of the effort, which called for a timely training in light of the earthquake disaster in May 2008 which left 80,000 dead.

Immunization Alliance 2007-2008
The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) established the Immunization Alliance in May 2008 to help restore public trust in immunizations. Member organizations that represent physicians, parents and other medical personnel promote the importance of immunizations and child health recommendations based on credible scientific evidence directly to parents.

Health Disparities Conference 2008
Racial/ethnic and socioeconomic health and health care disparities are major contributors to morbidity and mortality in children and adults. These disparities prompted a conference supported by TCE to facilitate a dialogue to stimulate the development of new approaches in solving health disparities. The outcome of this conference was a white paper that conceptualizes this important issue.

Katrina 2005-2006
The Academy has been involved in various efforts following hurricane Katrina. After many discussions with numerous stakeholders, the Academy held a meeting that served as a "needs assessment" to formulate an agenda for the AAP. The overall goal of this meeting was to assess what worked and what did not work for children and pediatricians; the rescue and recovery issues; lessons learned; and ongoing needs following Katrina.