’18-’19 rpm grant recipients

The Robbie Page Memorial Fund is one way Tri Sigma chapters impact local children’s hospitals or health centers through Sigma Serves Children. Every year the Foundation awards local grants to programs nominated by an individual alumna, alumnae chapter or collegiate chapter. Grants range from $100 to $5,000. To nominate an organization, a chapter must work closely with the agency to develop their grant application.

2018-2019 RPM Grant Recipients


Akron Children’s Hospital
Funding for supplies for therapeutic comfort – including weighted blankets and noise reduction earmuffs – as well as those for therapeutic play, including tangle therapy and flowing sand panels, and storage bins
Nominated by Alpha Beta – Kent State University

Bay State Children’s Hospital
Funding for supplies to enhance the play experience for pediatric inpatients and their families on the outdoor play deck
Nominated by Gamma Iota – University of Massachusetts/Amherst

Broken Sparrow Children’s Home
Funding for Outdoor-Indoor Play Therapy items
Nominated by Eta Zeta – University of Alaska/Anchorage

Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta
Funding for durable recreational equipment
Nominated by Epsilon Theta – Oglethorpe University

Children’s Hospital and Clinics
Funding for play toys for rehabilitation
Nominated by Beta Pi – University of Wisconsin/Stout

Children’s Hospital of the King’s Daughters
Funding for baby bouncers for infant stimulation
Nominated by Theta Eta- Old Dominion University

Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC
Funds for play items for diversion and normalization
Nominated by Alpha Pi – Clarion University

Children’s Hospital at St. Francis
Funding for support items for patients with autism
Nominated by Alpha Iota – Northeastern State University

Cleveland Clinic Children’s Hospital
Funding for sensory items for stimulation and distraction
Nominated by Theta Zeta – Case Western Reserve University

Franciscan Children’s Hospital and Rehabilitation Center
Funding for sensory items, books, and games
Nominated by Epsilon Chi – Northeastern University

Hennepin Health Care
Funding for sensory pad and blanket, cabinet for storing materials, stationary bike system, Headspace app for self-help skills
Nominated by Epsilon Rho – Minnesota State University/Mankato

K. Hovnanian Children’s Hospital at Jersey Shore University Medical Center
Funding for Nurture Smart Mobiles for infant visual and auditory stimulation
Nominated by Epsilon Epsilon – Stockton University

Levine Children’s Hospital
Funding for visual aids for diagnostic teaching and procedure preparation, therapeutic play materials
Nominated by Delta Pi – Winthrop University

Massachusetts General Hospital for Children
Funding for therapy distraction toys, medical play toys, educational materials, and baby gear
Nominated by Zeta Alpha – Bryant University

McLeod Children’s Hospital
Funding for visual aids for procedure preparation, play materials for normalization, comfort, and distraction
Nominated by Zeta Chi – Coastal Carolina University

Nationwide Children’s Hospital Foundation
Funding for Spellbound app and materials for engagement and procedure distraction
Nominated by Central Ohio Interest Group

Nemour Children’s Hospital
Funding for Medikin Doll Adapters for procedure preparation, MacBook Pro
Nominated by the Central Florida Alumnae Chapter

North Memorial Health Hospital
Funding for Kidzspace Touch2Play Pro for emergency room pediatric section
Nominated by the Twin Cities Alumnae Chapter

Northshore University HealthSystem
Funding for Virtual reality headset and subscription to relieve pain and anxiety
Nominated by the Chicago North Shore Alumnae Chapter

Our Lady of the Lake Hospital
Funding for distraction toys, sensory stimulation devices
Nominated by the Gamma Pi – Nicholls State University

St. Louis Children’s Hospital
Funding for toys for Adaptive Toy Lending library
Nominated by the Greater St. Louis Alumnae Chapter

Seattle Children’s Hospital and Research Foundation
Funding for adaptive recreational equipment
Nominated by the Seattle Alumnae Chapter

Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare Foundation
Funding for development, stress-relieving, creative and therapeutic toys, and materials
Nominated by the Tallahassee Alumnae Chapter

University of Massachusett’s Memorial Children’s Medical Center
Funding for stress and anxiety relieving materials
Nominated by Zeta Upsilon – Fitchburg State University

University of Virginia Children’s Hospital
Funding for Nurture Smart Mobiles for infant visual and auditory stimulation
Nominated by Alpha Upsilon – James Madison University

Winchester Medical Center
Funding for therapeutic and sensory toys
Nominate by Beta Delta – Shepherd University

Women and Children’s Hospital
Funding for Nurture Smartmobiles for infant visual and auditory stimulation, Baby Einstein soother, gaming systems
Nominated by Alpha Mu – University of Louisiana/Lafayette

Women and Children’s Hospital
Funding for adapted switch toys for children with physical and cognitive disabilities
Nominated by Eta Chi – University of Missouri