Thank you for attending CATCH’s Signature Event, AN EVENING UNDER THE STARS, benefiting the Pain Management and Palliative Care programs at American Family Children's Hospital.

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Our Mission

Volunteer,  Network,  Support

Community Around the Children's Hospital (CATCH) is a membership-based group of professionals and local advocates making a difference in children's lives. They dedicate their time, talents and energy to collaborate, engage and support the American Family Children's Hospital (AFCH). A membership in CATCH is a commitment to supporting the children and families of AFCH.

It’s an easy fun way to give back to the community and the Children’s Hospital.
— Sarah Tauscher, CATCH council member


Engage in hands-on volunteer work at AFCH, and participate in AFCH volunteer opportunities that are only available to members of CATCH.



Be a part of community leaders, collaborate, and build meaningful connections to enhance your network. Join the LinkedIn group for CATCH to gain connections with other professionals. Attend exclusive member-only events featuring presentations from physicians or researchers.



Make a difference in the lives of patients and families in your community through philanthropy. Enhance existing programs and provide financial support for the creation of new ones.


Membership Impact

Provide meals to family members, fund comfort kits with age-appropriate distraction items, create transportation assistance to families traveling from outside Dane County and more.

Are you a CATCH?

The reason we give back is so that the next family has one less burden when they are here. Their focus is taking care of their child.
— Mel, CATCH catch member / patient family

The hospital

American Family Children's Hospital


American Family Children's Hospital is a comprehensive pediatric medical and surgical center featuring nationally recognized pediatric specialists in a wide range of fields, including faculty from the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health and UW Health. Named for a generous gift from American Family Insurance and located in Madison, Wisconsin, the state-of-the-art facility wins widespread praise for its expert care and a warm, soothing atmosphere that enhances a child's ability to heal.

It’s the little things that gets your mind off the things that you’re going through that really goes a long way and make the process so much easier.
— Patient family