Major Gift Opportunities


The mission of Beads of Courage is to provide innovative arts-in-medicine programs or children coping with serious illness, their families, and the clinicians who care for them. As a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, we rely on the generous support of donors to fulfill this meaningful mission. Along with individual donors, we have an ongoing need for corporate philanthropy to sustain and grow the programs and services we seek to provide for more than 60,000 children and families.

Every Beads of Courage Program integrates the use of beads – the earliest art form known to humans – as visible, tangible symbols of human experiences that need and deserve to be expressed. Every dollar you donate provides the opportunity for COURAGE to be honored, HOPE to be given, and JOY to be experienced. Thank you for helping make healing happen through a major gift that will have a long-lasting impact on our mission and the children and families we serve. For more information or to discuss an opportunity tailored to your budget and area of interest, please email Becca Gladden


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  • Acorn Bead
  • Purple Heart Bead
  • Research Bead
  • Signature Heart Bead
Thank you to our 2021-2022 Program Bead Sponsors
  • Anchor Bead –  Lou Waugaman  and Family
  • Helping Hand Bead – Active 20/30 Club
  • Fish Bead – Wyland Foundation


We are seeking funding to complete our full workshop series. We have 12 unique workshops with a goal to support 6,000 teens and youth. With a $5,000 gift, you can fund 500 Bead Strong Workshop sessions.

Thank you to our 2021-2022 Bead Strong Workshop Sponsors

  • Amanda Stern and Steve Simpson
  • Brodsky Foundation
  • Charis Foundation
  • Laura Giordano


Your Gift can help make dreams come true! DREAM Sessions happen at therapeutic camps or in the hospital with virtual support from Beads of Courage. A $2,000 gift funds 400 Dream Sessions complete with a Dream Catcher.

Celtic Dream
Compass Dream
Courage Dream
Lighthouse Dream
Moon & Stars Dream
Origami Crane Dream


For Realtors, Home Builders and Mortgage Lenders

  • $1500 – sponsors 100 Home Beads
  • $750 – sponsors 50 Home Beads
  • $450 – sponsors 30 Home Beads
  • $150 – sponsors 10 Home Beads

Sponsorship perks:

  • For every 10 beads you sponsor, we will send you a colorful kit containing 10 pewter Home Beads to use as client gifts. Each individually-packaged Home Bead includes a card describing the bead intention and a care note which can be personalized for your business.
  • Sponsors at the $1500 level will also receive sponsor recognition on our website and social media.

Become a Home Bead Sponsor Today!

$500 per month sponsored

Every day there is a reason to celebrate. We love to provide these fun giveaways each month for our members and their families. $500 will sponsor one monthly beads giveaway for 50 BOC members/siblings. Life is a reason to celebrate – help us!
  • June
  • July
  • August
  • September
  • October
  • November
  • December


  • $100 per sponsored child in US
  • $150 per sponsored child overseas

Help us deliver “Beads in the Mail” to children who cannot receive Beads of Courage at the hospital, either because their hospital does not offer the Beads of Courage Program or does not provide it for their medical condition. Currently more than 600 children are waiting for a Wingman like you to help them get their Beads of Courage. Each $100 sponsorship moves a child off the waiting list and enrolls them in Beads in the Mail, with priority given to the child who has been waiting the longest.

Sponsorship Perks:

  • You receive a special Wingman Bead for each child you sponsor
  • The children you sponsor receive a matching Wingman Bead and a letter naming you as their sponsor (unless you wish to remain anonymous)

Be a Wingman! Sponsor a child today