Our Donor Stories

Caring individuals, families, corporations and foundations support our mission of "making life better for children." Read their stories and learn why.

Michael Dardick

Michael Dardick downplays his role in helping build the Children’s Medical Center Plano campus, and he talks up the contributions many others made. As the campus celebrates its 10th year, Mr. Dardick, the founder and CEO of Granite Properties, recently reflected on how it started and expressed pride in what it has become.

Family’s Donation Honors Parents Who Together Have Contributed 22,400 Volunteer Hours To Children’s

For Janice Holmes, the worst experience of her life turned into a lifeline that would keep her – and later her entire family – moving past grief for nearly 50 years.

Longtime Friend Honors Dr. Wildenthal with Gift

In recognition of Dr. Kern Wildenthal, Hallie Harris has made a $600,000 gift in his honor to Children’s Medical Center Foundation that will benefit pediatric patients for decades to come.

New gifts in 2014 Propel Children’s Research Institute into the Next Phase of Discovery

Because of the foresight and generosity of several of Dallas’ leading foundations and families, more than $20 million was committed to Children’s Medical Center Foundation in 2014 for the benefit of the Children’s Medical Center Research Institute at UT Southwestern (CRI).

Austrian Immigrant Who Logged 10,000 Volunteer Hours Inspires Family Donation

Early in her life, Ruth Adler fled Austria to escape Nazi persecution. By the end of her life she was a dedicated volunteer at Children’s Medical Center Dallas, helping nurse sick children back to health and living a value system so opposite to the cruelty that she fled.

Wish for Peace of Mind for Other Parents Inspires Gift

Inspired by the care their son received, the Winn Family Foundation has given $250,000 to Children’s Medical Center Foundation to support the Food Allergy Center and establish the Winn Master Physician in Food Allergy, to be held by Dr. Bird.

Former Children’s Chaplain Honored with Endowed Chair in Pastoral Education

Rev. Priscilla Wood Neaves performed many dozens of weddings, baptisms and funerals and delivered hundreds of sermons as a United Methodist minister, but it was her time spent as a chaplain, in particular at Children’s Medical Center Dallas, that meant the most to her.

Dreaming Big

Led by a $10 Million Hamon Gift, Scripps Society Honors $1 Million-Plus Donors to Children's Research Institute.

Hyundai Hope on Wheels Awards $250,000 Research Grant to Children’s

Hyundai Hope On Wheels® and Dallas-area Hyundai dealers will today award Children’s Medical Center Dallas a $250,000 Hyundai Scholar Hope Grant for pediatric cancer research.

Women’s Auxiliary Announces 2013-2014 Gifts to Children’s Medical Center

Celebrating more than 50 years of support for Children’s Medical Center, the Dallas and Legacy Chapters of the Women’s Auxiliary to Children’s Medical Center recently announced their 2013-2014 gifts.
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