C.S. Mott Children's & Von Voigtlander Women's Hospitals
Butterfly Fund
Make a meaningful difference for our Little Victors and their families while honoring someone important to you.
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Butterfly Tribute Wall in Summer outside the children's and women's hospitals.
Butterfly Tribute Wall

Celebrate a special person in your life with a tribute gift to University of Michigan Health C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital and Von Voigtlander Women’s Hospital. Recognize or remember a patient, family member, friend, physician, nurse, or other staff member with a plaque in the serene, inspirational Butterfly Garden outside our children’s and women’s hospitals.

The Vision

An oasis for patients and families, the Butterfly Garden in the courtyard outside C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital and Von Voigtlander Women’s Hospital encourages education, healing, distraction, and discovery during hospital visits.

Hospital stays can be lonely and stressful, but our Butterfly Garden is designed to help patients and families feel less isolated and give them a supportive emotional experience. Populated by host and nectar plants native to Michigan, the garden gives visitors a chance to observe butterflies while enjoying a peaceful and relaxing space.

The Opportunity

Donors can dedicate a butterfly-shaped plaque that will seemingly float among the dazzling flowers and real butterflies in the garden.

Plaque options
  • Small: $250 gift
  • Large: $400 gift
on the left is metal shaped butterfly in blue and to the right is the same in cranberry
Blue Butterfly & Cranberry Butterfly
  • Blue
  • Cranberry
  • Small: 37 characters
  • Large: 62 characters 
Fundraise for the Butterfly Fund

Individuals, groups, and organizations can fundraise to sponsor a butterfly plaque. This can be a fun way to bring together family, friends, coworkers, classmates, and others to make a difference. Money raised beyond the cost of the plaque can be directed to an area of your choosing or one of greatest need at C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital or Von Voigtlander Women’s Hospital.

Create your fundraiser

Not interested in fundraising but would like to contribute to the Butterfly Fund?

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