Who We Are

Jewel Charity was founded in 1953 by Nenetta Burton Carter and Bille Bransford Clark.

Our purpose is to raise funds for the health and wellbeing of the children at Cook Children’s Medical Center.

Jewel Charity is a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization of 400 members governed by a board of directors.

Our fundraising activity is accomplished by soliciting donations from individuals, businesses and foundations. All of our proceeds are donated to Cook Children’s Medical Center for the Uncompensated Care Fund and other specific fields of interest as designated annually by the Jewel Charity Board of Directors.

How You Can Help

Monetary Donations

Since our inception 64 years ago, Jewel Charity has raised over $67 million for Cook Children's. Angel donations range from $2,500 to $500,000.


In-Kind Donations

Businesses and individuals donate their services to promote Jewel Charity’s efforts and inform the community about
Cook Children’s Medical Center.


Prize and Auction Donations

Jewel Charity raises over $400,000 annually in auction and chance ticket sales. Businesses donate auction items and chance ticket prizes, which include luxury cars, fine jewelry and trips abroad.