Circle of Hope

Jagathon is immensely grateful for all who join the fight for pediatric research innovations. Each individual’s efforts -- from registering to asking for a donation -- lead to funding research discoveries for some of the most complicated of pediatric illness and injury. The Circle of Hope was created to recognize those who have attained some of the highest ranks in Jagathon fundraising by raising over $1,000 for the kids in one Jagathon year.

To deepen their impact on philanthropy and to show their commitment to employees, many companies match the charitable gifts that are made by their employees. Each company has its own procedures for matching gifts. To learn if your company has a matching program, check this list.

If your company does match gifts, you may request a match after you complete your own online gift on our fundraising page. If your company uses an online platform for gift matching, you may submit a gift matching verification form through your company’s portal and indicate the match to be made to the “James Whitcomb Riley Foundation” or “Riley Children’s Foundation.” You will be asked to provide a copy of your gift receipt for your initial contribution. Gift receipts are emailed to donors immediately after the online gift is made. If your company does not use an online portal, you may request a gift matching form from your company’s human resources department.

If you have any questions or have requested a match with your company for Riley Children’s Foundation that you would like to be credited to Jagathon, please email Jenna DeVoy, Jagathon Vice President of Finance, at

Jagathon is appreciative of the generosity of many wonderful partners who support Jagathon’s endeavors for pediatric research at Riley Hospital for Children. Investing in pediatric research through Jagathon is an investment in the future. It is with the contributions of generous supporters that children treated at Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals receive world-class medical care. The research conducted at the Herman B Wells Center is shared worldwide, meaning that partner support enhances treatment efforts for children across the globe. Further, partnering with Jagathon encourages philanthropy in IUPUI students, which is a passion that we hope students will carry with them forever.


To learn more about Jagathon’s partner program, please contact Gage Jackson, Director of Hospitality at, or Makenzie Smith, Director of Monetary Partnerships ar


Riley Dance Marathon is a year-long fundraiser that culminates in a multi-hour event to raise money for Riley Hospital for Children.

High School Dance Marathons fundraise, plan, and execute their dance marathons just like collegiate dance marathons! The passion and enthusiasm exhibited with our high school dance marathons are no less impactful, and they are a critical part of the long-term success of our program.

Our High School Dance Marathons Committee is comprised of dedicated chair positions that assist and support our high school programs through every step of the process. This is where collegiate students work directly with the high school students on a peer-to-peer platform.

Jagathon is proud to partner with seven local high schools for the 2018-2019 school year!  Our high schools play a key role in fundraising for and supporting Riley Hospital for Children.  They hold many events throughout the year for the Riley families! Last year, in total, our high schools raised over $136,791.94 FTK and held some amazing events!

Below you can find out more about our amazing high schools and how you can support them!

High School:Total Raised Last Year:Stay Connected through Social Media:
Beech Grove High School$9,710.89Twitter: @bghsrdm
Ben Davis High School$6,138.94
Center Grove High School$12,581.36Twitter: @cghs_dm
Greenfield-Central High School $5,137.77 
Noblesville High School$14,112.62Twitter: @noblesvilleFTK
Westfield High School$88,158.62Twitter: @WestfieldDM
Whiteland High School$16,160.34Twitter: @whiteland_dm


Dance Marathons are a great way to combine philanthropy with student leadership, while also organizing a fun event for students to attend. Many colleges also have dance marathons, so this is something that high schoolers can continue with after they graduate. 

If your high school is interested in starting your own dance marathon, contact Mackenzie Taylor, our Director of High School Dance Marathons, at, for more information!