Fresno State Bulldogs logo next to Valley Children's Healthcare logo

Valley Children’s and Fresno State:
A Victory for the Valley  


Two of the most trusted names in Central California are teaming up for our Valley, for our kids and for our future. In July of 2022, Valley Children’s Healthcare and Fresno State officially launched an expansive partnership that will have a lasting impact on students, faculty and the community.

The 10-year partnership will provide funding for scholarships, students pursuing degrees in health professions in short supply in our regions and other collaborative opportunities to strengthen the university’s work in children’s health. It also includes the naming of “Valley Children’s Stadium” and support for facility enhancements and operations.

“Valley Children’s and Fresno State share a commitment toward the health and well-being of youth and families and our impact will multiply as we work more closely together to lift up our children and our region,” says Valley Children’s Healthcare President and CEO Todd Suntrapak. “The future of our children is dependent on organizations like Valley Children’s and Fresno State investing in their future.”

“We are deeply proud that Valley Children’s will be synonymous with Fresno State in such a significant way,” says Fresno State President Dr. Saúl Jiménez-Sandoval. “As a premier healthcare institution, their credible brand and commitment to children’s health aligns with our focus on student success that inspires Bulldog spirit and wellness. We are profoundly honored by this partnership and together we will bring strength and vitality to our Valley.” 


Healthy Kids. Healthy Futures.

The pandemic shed light and furthered longstanding health disparities in mental health and physical well-being in vulnerable populations. Valley Children’s and Fresno State are focusing on a shared collaboration to promote the health and well-being of children and families in the Central Valley. In May 2022, they introduced a health awareness campaign called “Healthy Kids. Healthy Futures.” that focuses on the importance of a child’s entire mental health and physical well-being in playing a vital role in keeping kids healthy. Learn more >>