Children's Celebrates the Plano Campus' 5th Anniversary
May 20, 2013
On Tuesday, May 7, more than 40 friends of Children’s Medical Center at Legacy gathered on the hospital’s grounds to celebrate the Plano campus’ fifth anniversary and to honor the Founders who helped build, equip and staff Children’s at Legacy.
“Children’s Medical Center at Legacy became a reality due to the generosity and support of countless individuals and community groups who shared our vision,” said Ann Davidson, Vice President of Development Programs, Children’s Medical Center Foundation. “As we celebrate five years of providing the finest pediatric health care, we honor those who have helped us ensure that every child has the opportunity to lead a healthy, productive life.”
The beautiful and spacious Children’s at Legacy campus would not have been possible without those like Michael Dardick, chair of the founding Children’s Legacy Campaign Steering Committee, and his peers who recognized the importance of specialized, academic pediatric health care in their own community.
"It was really great to be able to celebrate the leaders in the community who believed we needed a great children's hospital in Plano and stepped up to make it happen, said Dardick. “It was nice for them to hear about the hundreds of thousands of kids who have been taken care of right here in our backyard because of their generosity.”
The evening reception, held under the large oak tree known as the “Story Tree,” brought together a group of individuals who share the hospital’s commitment to making life better for children. The invite-only reception was attended by corporate partners, members of the Women’s Auxiliary to Children’s Medical Center, Legacy Chapter, and donors who have committed at least $50,000 to Children’s at Legacy.
As a private, not-for-profit pediatric health care provider Children’s relies on the community’s generosity to continue to provide world-class care to each child in need. Children’s Legacy campus opened in 2008 with tremendous support from the community. Donors who committed at least $100,000 to Children’s at Legacy are recognized inside the hospital’s lobby on the Legacy Founder’s Wall.
The enchanting evening concluded with attendees signing a large rock that will be placed beneath the oak tree on the campus and each guest receiving a river rock that was hand painted by a patient at Children’s.
Thanks to generous philanthropic partners, Children’s at Legacy has become an important fixture in North Texas and continues to exceed expectations. In 2012, more than 57,000 children received care at Children’s at Legacy.
Other Recommended Stories
The University of Texas System Board of Regents has named the newest biomedical research tower on UT Southwestern’s North Campus for Dr. Kern Wildenthal. The group announced the change Thursday during a visit to the UT-El Paso campus. The regents constantly move among the systems’ branches, ...
Annie Altizer is trying to remember what it was like to run. She is 18 now, and it has been five years since she was able to streak down a soccer field, something she started doing when she was 4 years old. In fact, the night before she woke up unable to use her legs, she played in a game. The match was uneventful. So ...
At Children’s Medical Center Research Institute at UT Southwestern (CRI), integrating science and medicine is the key to finding new treatments. Dr. Ralph DeBerardinis hopes to do just that through CRI’s new Genetic and Metabolic Disease Program. As director of the program, Dr. DeBerardinis will launch new research through ...