A Year Filled with Extraordinary Gratitude
2023 Annual Report
We are delighted to present The Inn’s 2023 Annual Report. In doing so, we extend our sincere appreciation to the individuals, organizations, and friends whose generosity and volunteer commitments are showcased throughout these pages. It is because of your enduring support that we can continue to reduce the burden of illness for families and uphold the dedication of our remarkable staff.
Over the past year, 730 families have stayed at The Inn free of charge for a total of 15,000 nights. These families traveled from all over the world to participate in more than 460 clinical trials representing advances in treatments of cancer, bone and growth disorders, mental illness, genetic conditions, rare diseases, and other profound health challenges. For these families, the NIH represented their best hope for a cure.
Your unwavering commitment to The Inn not only makes a difference in the lives of these families, but enables NIH clinical researchers to make pioneering medical breakthroughs each and every day.
A special note of gratitude to our dedicated volunteers: whether it’s greeting visitors at the welcome desk, providing and serving meals, decorating for the holidays, tutoring, or leading recreational activities, you bring The Inn to life and we are grateful for your continued support.
Thank you to everyone who supported our mission this year. You play a vital role in safeguarding The Inn’s ability to provide comfort and care to families while accelerating pediatric research at the NIH.”
With a focus on the future, our dedicated team continues to strive to make The Inn a true “Place Like Home.” Highlights from the past year include an increasing number of off-campus field trips for families, such as the annual White House Easter Egg Roll hosted by President and Dr. Biden, and exploring the iconic monuments and museums in the heart of DC, the Inner Harbor in Baltimore, Great Falls Park, and the National Zoo.
Thanks to your generosity, we witnessed the transformation of our playground into a thoughtfully designed, state-of-the-art recreational haven that caters to children of all abilities throughout the year.
Furthermore, we are thrilled to share that our ambitious five-year, $50 million capital campaign is well underway, with written and verbal commitments totaling nearly $22 million. The campaign, called “Building Extraordinary,” will strengthen our impact on medical discovery and care while introducing new capabilities to our facilities that will support children, families, and NIH researchers at every step along their medical journeys. “Building Extraordinary” will comprehensively transform our physical space, accelerate cutting-edge pediatric research, and ensure the well-being of The Children’s Inn for generations to come.
Thank you to everyone who supported our mission this year. You play a vital role in safeguarding The Inn’s ability to provide comfort and care to families while accelerating pediatric research at the NIH. We look forward to another extraordinary year ahead.