In 1896 a group of civic minded women formed the Women’s Hospital Association
of Ingham County. They opened an 11-bed hospital that eventually grew
into the Edward W. Sparrow Hospital, built in 1912.
In 1924, Sparrow Hospital Guild was formed to raise money to service a free clinic
which was discontinued in 1931. The Guild volunteers continued to raise funds
for the hospital through the annual charity ball, auctions, travel, and other initiatives throughout the decades. Their emphasis concentrated on Pediatrics, Women, and Cancer until recent years where it has broadened its support to Trauma, Cardiovascular Services, Outpatient Radiology, Behavioral Health and needs of various departments to enhance Patient care through annual “mini” grants.
How Does the Sparrow Hospital Guild
Make an Impact?
Guild Mini Grants The Guild Mini Grant Program supplies funds to support numerous department
needs in both Sparrow Hospital and the Sparrow St. Lawrence campus.
More than $150,000 has been awarded from applications submitted
by department leaders annually through the Sparrow Foundation.
Annual Signature Fundraiser: TGIF The Guild’s Incredible Fundraiser is the Guild’s signature fundraising event held in November of each year. Monies raised support the Guild initiatives as well as an area of highest need at Sparrow for the health care in our community.
Last year, the Guild was honored to present the lead gift commitment of $50,000 for a new and innovative program at Sparrow, the Senior Navigation Hub, to assist seniors and their families coordinate sustainable health care plans. The Senior Navigation Hub opened in May and is transforming how we care for seniors in our community. The Guild is renewing their commitment of $50,000 to the Senior Hub this year.
The Sparrow Foundation is unable to offer refunds. If you register but are unable to attend, please feel free to invite a friend to take your place at the event, or the cost of your registration can be changed to a 100% tax-deductible donation.