Gold Star Chili, a 90-unit, Cincinnati, Ohio–based restaurant chain, donated $13,400 to Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center’s Cooperative Society. The Cooperative Society was the first of the hospital’s auxiliary volunteer groups and has served Cincinnati Children’s for 130 years. Since 1979, the Cooperative Society has given more than $3 million to various programs at the medical center.
Gold Star Chili has been making an annual donation to the Cooperative Society since it first opened a restaurant inside of the hospital’s food court in 1997. Since then, those annual donations have totaled more than $275,000.
In addition to its annual donation to the Cooperative Society, Gold Star Chili supports a number of other local charitable organizations that, in turn, support Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. They include: The Cure Starts Now Foundation, the Andy & Jordan Dalton Foundation, and various Kindervelt chapters.
Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, a nonprofit academic medical center established in 1883, is one of the oldest and most distinguished pediatric hospitals in the U.S. Cincinnati Children’s ranks third in the nation among all Honor Roll hospitals in U.S. News & World Report’s 2014-15 Best Children’s Hospitals. It is also in the top 10 for all 10 pediatric specialties ranked by U.S. News.