Panda Express pledges nearly $15 million to Phoenix Children’s

Aug 27, 2023, 7:15 AM

Panda Express pledges over 14 million to Phoenix Children's Panda Express pledges over 14 million to Phoenix Children's Panda Express pledges over 14 million to Phoenix Children's

PHOENIX — Panda Express announced on Wednesday a nearly $15 million pledge to Phoenix Children’s, supporting the hospital’s mission to provide the best health care for children and their families.

The $14.8 million, 10-year pledge will go toward programs that support educating hospital staff, patient care and complex care cases.

“Panda Express has proven their commitment to this community time and time again,” Steve Schnall, senior vice president and chief development officer of Phoenix Children’s, said in a press release.

“When we were deeply in need in 2020, they stepped up to the plate and not only continued their support but increased it. The impact of this pledge will be felt indefinitely at Phoenix Children’s by patients, staff and families, leaving a true lasting legacy.”

The company also participated in the unveiling of the Panda Cares Center of Hope playroom at the hospital’s main campus.

“Children are our future, and through this partnership and curriculum designed to give children the strength to thrive, we will bring smile and hope to communities nationwide,” Dr. Peggy Cherng, co-founder and co-CEO of Panda Restaurant Group, said in the release.

Panda Express has partnered with Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, such as Phoenix Children’s, since 2007.

We want to hear from you.

Have a story idea or tip? Pass it along to the KTAR News team here.

Arizona News

Google Street View image of Apollo High School in Glendale, Arizona. A crash spilled onto the schoo...

Police say driver was going 80 mph in 25 mph zone before fatal crash outside Glendale school

A driver in a fatal crash that spilled into a West Valley high school Tuesday was going 55 mph above the speed limit and ran a red light, authorities said.

12 minutes ago

(Bissell Pet Foundation photos)...

Valley kennels taking part in ‘Empty the Shelters’ adoption discount event

Several Valley and state shelters will participate in a national reduced-fee pet adoption event in October.

2 hours ago

From left, former Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson, former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, former Vice ...

Associated Press

Republican hopefuls face growing urgency to stop Donald Trump entering 2nd debate

Republicans are meeting for their second presidential debate on Wednesday as Donald Trump's top rivals seek to blunt the momentum of the former president.

3 hours ago

caution tape near a crime scene...

Man hospitalized after being stabbed in Phoenix, no suspects detained

Phoenix police are searching for suspects involved in a stabbing after a man was hospitalized Tuesday night, authorities said. 

6 hours ago

Cloud seeding...

Luke Forstner

In the right conditions, cloud seeding can provide water source for Arizona

KTAR News 92.3 FM’s last Water Watch Minute was about cloud seeding: how the technology works and how it has the potential to shore up water supplies, as long as specific conditions are met.

7 hours ago

Arizona's Secretary of State Adrian Fontes...

Brandon Gray

Report: Arizona sees high turnover of local election officials since 2020 presidential election

A new report from cross-partisan organization Issue One has found about 55%  of the chief local election officials are new since the November 2020 presidential election.

7 hours ago

Sponsored Articles



Key dates for Arizona sports fans to look forward to this fall

Fall brings new beginnings in different ways for Arizona’s professional sports teams like the Cardinals and Coyotes.



Importance of AC maintenance after Arizona’s excruciating heat wave

An air conditioning unit in Phoenix is vital to living a comfortable life inside, away from triple-digit heat.


Ignite Digital

How to unlock the power of digital marketing for Phoenix businesses

All businesses around the Valley hopes to maximize their ROI with current customers and secure a greater market share in the digital sphere.

Panda Express pledges nearly $15 million to Phoenix Children’s