In 1987 a steering committee of 8 interested people was developed to initiate the introduction of Brenner Children's to the community and set up the Friends of Brenner organization. The mission of the Friends of Brenner is to enhance the situation of patients at Brenner Children's by fundraising and public awareness. 

Friends of Brenner have 3 objectives: 

  1. To increase community awareness of Brenner
  2. To raise funds to supplement the programs of Brenner
  3. To increase and broaden the membership in the Friends

Friends now has more than 600 members and organizes events such as the Cheers! to Brenner Children's, Annual Friends of Brenner Luncheon, 31 Days and 31 Ways for Brenner Children's, and WMAG Brenner Children's Heroes, Hope and Heart.

Friends of Brenner Virtual DIY Social

Thank you to our chairs, Gaines and Dixon Douglas and Ryan and Ben Johnson for chairing this year’s Friends of Brenner DIY Virtual Social. They did a wonderful job planning an event during the midst of a pandemic and raising $18,000 for Brenner Children's! 

Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteers play an important role in the success of our fundraisers. Brenner Children's hosts fundraising events throughout the year and is always looking for dedicated volunteers to donate their time and energy to our cause. Our fundraising event and examples of volunteer opportunities are:    

Cheers! to Brenner Children's
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WMAG Brenner Children's Heroes Hope & Heart
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Community Outreach
Support Brenner Children's by collecting toiletries, food and other needs during our drives.

For additional information about volunteering at a Brenner fundraising event, please contact the Office of Philanthropy by filling out the request form or calling 336-716-6285.

For information about volunteering at the hospital, please contact Volunteers Services at 336-713-3519

Board of Directors (2021)

Catherine Hornaday

Friends of Brenner Committees

  • Annual Luncheon
  • Because We Care Service
  • Cheers! to Brenner Children's
  • Community Outreach
  • Meetings/Membership
  • Nominating (Virginia Sutton)
  • Nursing Appreciation

Ex-Officio Board Advisors
Lynn Eisenberg
Jennifer Grosswald
Denise Hickman
Shelley Holden
Sara Hollan
Ellen Parsley
Stacy Petronzio

Nurse Liaison 
Angel Mitchell

Office of Philanthropy
Angela Carleton