Children’s Hospital of Georgia Pediatric Cardiology Heart Patient

William A. Lutin Spirit of the Heart Award

funded by the

Children’s Heart Program Volunteer Council


The Children’s Heart Program Volunteer Council annually recognizes children/adults with congenital or acquired heart disease by providing a $1,000 award to assist with a specific educational or developmental opportunity. Recognizing these children and adults face enormous challenges throughout their lives, these awards provide an opportunity to expand their goals. The award is named for Dr. Bill Lutin, pediatric cardiologist, who has dedicated his life to care for his heart patients at Children’s Hospital of Georgia (MCG). The William A. Lutin Spirit of the Heart Award will provide funds for educational enrichment or physical development. Dr. Lutin has put his heart into helping these special children and loves watching them succeed.



A deserving individual will be selected based on the following criteria:

  • must be or have been a patient at the Children’s Hospital of Georgia or Satellite Clinic
  • must be at least five years old
  • can be pursuing post high school programs including technical school and graduate school
  • can apply to use funds for equipment, camp or other opportunity that enhances their education or development in some way
  • must not be a previous recipient of an award



  • The annual award(s) will be presented in one payment of $1,000. The winner(s) will be notified by mail and will receive the check before December 30th.



  • Selection will be based on how these scholarships can provide a valued educational and developmental experience, the potential for providing a successful opportunity that the recipients may not have had otherwise, and will be awarded to an overall deserving individual.


  • Applications can be submitted to Children’s Hospital of Georgia Pediatric Cardiology from January through October each year. A designated committee consisting of two pediatric cardiologists and three CHPVC Board of Directors members will review applications. The decision of the committee is final and they will determine the best way to announce the award recipients based on individual circumstances.


Click here for scholarship information


Mark your calendar for Council Meetings at the Ronald McDonald House Mills Community Room

09/10/15      6:00 pm
11/12/15      6:00 pm


The Children’s Heart Program Volunteer Council (CHPVC) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization founded in 1995 to support children with cardiovascular disease and their families through a unique relationship with pediatric caregivers. The success of the CHPVC is attributed to dedicated volunteers, effective leadership, devoted financial supporters and a very important cause — enhancing the lives of children with special hearts and their families.

The Children’s Heart Program Volunteer Council’s key goal is to provide support through programs such as family visitation, educational seminars, Scholarship Awards, Camp Strong Heart, research awards, and projects associated with the Children’s Hospital of Georgia (Formerly The Medical College of Georgia Children’s Medical Center) Pediatric Cardiology program. These activities are funded through generous donations from friends like you and Doctors Who Cook®, our remarkable, nationally-known, award winning fundraising event.

CHPVC contact info:

Children’s Heart Program Volunteer Council
P.O. Box 40086
Augusta, GA 30909

Phone 706-414-4228
Please call or email us for family support or to request hospital visitation.