In 2015, The Board of Visitors awarded $400,000 to the launch of the Seacrest Studio at Children’s National. The Ryan Seacrest Studio at Children’s National is the 9th state-of-the-art broadcast studio and media center to be opened at a major children’s hospital in the country. The Seacrest Studio enables children while in the hospital to explore the creative realms of radio, television, new media, and educational programming. Patients have access to the programming whether they are in the studio physically or in their room via closed-circuit TV. By raising a child’s spirit and tapping into their imagination this resource will encourage coping and promote healing during treatment.
Long before our Board coined the program “Major Gifts, (first cited in 2005),” the BOV has been giving significant amounts of critical funding to Children’s National.