Meet Our Donors

Kate and Ken Fox

Heartfelt Care Will Always Be Remembered By the Fox Family
In the fall of 2004, Kate and Ken Fox received devastating news that their oldest son, Gregg, was diagnosed with a brain tumor. The tumor was successfully removed from his brain stem, and after five years, Gregg was released from the hospital’s care. Read More

Larry and Marjorie Rhutasel

Quality Care Makes Big Impression on Grateful Grandparents
After witnessing the life-saving care their granddaughter Zoe received at St. Louis Children's Hospital, Larry and Marjorie Rhutasel wanted to ensure other children had access to the same care. With a charitable gift annuity, they help change lives at the hospital and receive fixed payments for life. Read More

Virginia Moellenhoff

Gratitude Spans Decades After Childhood Illness
When 6-year-old Virginia Moellenhoff needed care at St. Louis Children's Hospital, her family wasn't turned away because of their inability to pay. Her gratitude and desire to give other families the same experience inspired her legacy gift. Read More

Ken Mares

Investing in Care for the Most Vulnerable
Few things are as awe-inspiring as witnessing a surgeon repair a child's heart. This experience, and a belief in our mission, are part of what inspired Ken Mares to support St. Louis Children's Hospital. Read More

The Piper Family

Childhood Tragedy Leads to Family's Legacy of Gratitude
The Piper family has a long history with St. Louis Children's Hospital. Thanks to their generosity, they're also cementing its future. Read More


A Lifesaving Gift of Gratitude
As a child, Leslie (Grigg) Garvin received care at St. Louis Children's Hospital for a life-threatening infection. Now she's giving back to say thank you for her second chance at life. Read More

Ellie Svenson

Celebrating a Lifelong Volunteer Spirit
Ellie first volunteered at St. Louis Children's with her mother in 1974 and continued throughout her life. Though she no longer can support us "in house", she is continuing to make a difference. Read More


Smart Giving, From the Heart
Emily Williams is a well-informed philanthropist, educating herself on smart ways to give that not only benefit St. Louis Children’s Hospital but also meet her financial and charitable goals. Read More


Gift Honors Hospital 'Family'
At a mere 10 weeks old, in 1992, Lauren Broughton underwent a heart transplant. What followed were years of state-of-the-art medical attention from the doctors and nurses at St. Louis Children's Hospital and Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Read More


Meet Virginia
Treated at St. Louis Children’s Hospital as a young patient herself, learn why Virginia chooses to give back to the hospital and help other families with financial difficulties. Watch the Video

Jerry Powers with his grandson Michael

A Grateful Grandfather Gives Back
Spending time with his grandson, Michael is one of Jerry Powers' greatest joys. He credits St. Louis Children's Hospital for making their time together possible. Read More

Nelda Hinckley

Giving Back and Giving Locally
One donor’s secrets to finding meaning in tragedy.  Read More

Debbie and Velma

A Life-long Memory Turns into a Legacy of Giving
Debbie had with a conversation with a St. Louis Children’s Hospital Foundation staff member, Jan Rogers, about why she and her husband, Ralph decided to include Children’s Hospital in their estate plans.  Read More