You can make a difference in the life of a child

You can make a difference in a child’s life today. As a prominent member of the community, your voice must be heard. Nicklaus Children’s Young Ambassadors (NCYA) allows leaders from the ages of 22 to 45 to network and enact change for the betterment of children. Members will have access to special events such as the season kick-off, our annual fitness event, networkers, Family Fun Day, Fashion Gives Back and other hospital volunteer opportunities. By joining today, you will have the opportunity to meet with key Hospital and Foundation personnel and determine how your donations can best be used to benefit the children of our community and beyond.

The general membership is divided into committees, each of which has a different area of focus. Members are charged with advocating and fundraising within their spheres of influence.

Make A Difference Today

NCYA is a vital partner of Nicklaus Children’s Hospital, creating awareness and raising significant funds in support of our patients and families by:

  • Working collaboratively with the Hospital and Foundation to identify areas of greatest needs.
  • Contributing resources to programs and services that directly impact the care and comfort of those we serve.


Some projects funded by NCYA:

  • Orthopedic technology
  • Hemodialysis diagnostic equipment
    Summer camps for chronically-ill children
  • Gait-Analysis Lab
    Applied Behavior Analysis scholarships for children with autism-spectrum disorders
    Fetal Care Center educational programs
    Support of psycho-social services for young patients


With more than $1 million raised to-date, NCYA plays a valuable role in improving the lives of children from South Florida and beyond.

  • Individual Membership:
    Member must be 22 to 45 years old
    Total of $3,000 minimum pledge
          – Payable over three years
             $100 monthly, $250 Quarterly or
             $1,000 yearly
  • Corporate Membership:
    Assigned representative must be 22 to 45 years old
    Total of $5,000 minimum pledge
          – Payable over three years
          – Pledge is assignable
    Member must be current in their financial obligations to NCHF
  • Benefits
    With a major gift, you will receive:
    Invitation to NCYA networkers and events.
    Invitation to Nicklaus Children’s Hospital Foundation events.
    Recognition in appropriate media.
    Dedicated Foundation staff liaison to respond to any needs or opportunities.
    Tax deductions (according to IRS rules and regulations).
    Eligibility to serve on the NCYA Executive Leadership Committee and subcommittees.
    Opportunity to vote on annual project fund allocation.
    Opportunity to volunteer at the Hospital twice a year.
    Opportunity to renew membership.

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