Annual Fund

Friends of Children ​Annual Fund

30 Years! Let's celebrate the Friends of Children Fund (1989-2019). 

Thirty years of donor impact equals hundreds of programs funded through the years and over 12 million dollars supporting the best possible care for children.​​​ Thank you for keeping kids first! 

Gifts to F​​riends of Children have Imp​​​act
Your gifts to the Friends of Children Annual Fund support vital Academy efforts meeting the needs of children through education, research, community service, and advocacy programs.

Lanre Falusi, MD, FAAP Lanre Falusi, MD, FAAP

Lanre Falusi, MD, FAAP is a practicing general peds physician, currently with the Children’s National Health System. She’s been a donor to the AAP for 10 years and in her own words, she shares why:

“Giving to the Friends of Children Fund is so rewarding to me because I actually get to see the results of my giving – every day. In recent years, FCF funded two grants that helped our local chapter train healthcare professionals, educators, and mental health experts to address the medical, social, and legal needs of immigrant children. This funding has allowed us to grow a community of stakeholders dedicated to the care of this vulnerable population. My giving to FCF started when I was a resident, giving a little at a time, and donating more over time. Every donation counts!”

Tell us your Friends of Children story. We'd love to hear how you are connected to the philanthropic work of the AAP. Just email us directly here or for a more interactive experience, you canTell Us Your Story



We are deeply grateful to individual members and friends for the support of programs and activities that impact the health of children and add significant value to the pediatric profession.