The Children’s Trust Awards Craniofacial Center with $125,000 Gift
February 22, 2013
The Fogelson Plastic Surgery & Craniofacial Center at Children’s Medical Center was the recipient of a $125,000 cash gift from The Children’s Trust, a support organization that provides advocacy and financial support to Children’s. The gift was part of the Trust’s overall 2012 fundraising for the hospital, which totaled $200,000. The gift was formally presented Feb. 20 at Park Place Porsche during the Trust’s annual membership reception.
At the reception, The Trust – as it does each year – presented its annual gift of $200,000 raised in 2012. This funding is gifted to the departments within the hospital whose applications for funding were selected, by vote, from Trust members. The Fogelson Plastic Surgery & Craniofacial Center received $125,000 to fund critical dental implants for cleft palate patients, Children’s Child Life department received $50,000 for a certified Child Life Specialist in the Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders and the Solid Organ Transplant Program received $25,000 to fund transplant outreach clinics to patients.
In conjunction with the presentation of financial gifts, current and prospective Trust members heard Missy and Chad Rainey share their touching story of their son Walker, who was diagnosed with a malignant rhabdoid tumor on Sept. 11, 2009, and treated at Children’s.
“We are proud to provide gifts that offer life-saving research and support to several outstanding service lines at Children’s,” said Carter Butler, who serves as 2013 Chair of The Children’s Trust along with his wife, Jane. “Our ability to support the hospital with $200,000 was the highlight of The Trust’s 10-year anniversary in 2012.”
In 2012, The Trust had its most successful fundraising year ever for Children’s, generating contributions through member dues, generous matching gifts from the Hawn Foundation and members, Kim and Eric Pearson, events such as the Red Balloon Run & Ride and from corporate sponsorships from Park Place Dealerships and NexBank.
The Trust begins its 2013 membership drive, sponsored by Park Place Dealerships, as Children’s celebrates its centennial year. Membership in The Trust is designed for individuals and couples who are interested in promoting and contributing to the mission of Children’s. Trust members participate in exclusive educational and social events, including the always-popular Dine Around in the spring. Membership is by invitation only. For information about The Trust, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or call (214) 456-8360.