Planned giving ensures that children cared for by Children's Hospital of Wisconsin continue to receive the best care into the future. Our Guardian Society recognizes individuals who have made commitments through their estate plans.
Planned giving & estate gifts
Planned giving ensures a secure future for Children's Hospital of Wisconsin. Many of our friends support us through their estate plans by naming Children's Hospital of Wisconsin as a beneficiary of a will, trust, retirement plan or life insurance policy, or by making a gift that returns income, such as a gift annuity. Planned gifts can provide financial benefits for you and your family while also helping the children in our community.
We are grateful to our Guardian Society members for their foresight and generosity in helping future generations.
Albert and Shirley Schmidt
Albert and Shirley Schmidt have been generous supporters and advocates of Children's Hospital of Wisconsin for 25 years. Driven by family history and a steadfast commitment to kids, Albert and Shirley have given to Children's in every way a donor possibly could. The passion the Schmidts have for helping kids is evident by the many areas at Children's Hospital of Wisconsin touched by their generosity.
As longtime friends of the late Max McGee and his wife, Denise, they have supported endowed chairs and established a named fund in our Max McGee National Research Center for Juvenile Diabetes. The Schmidts have sponsored various fundraising events and have provided unrestricted support toward areas of greatest need. Shirley, an avid Disney fan, also enjoys shopping for Disney gifts and other wish list items for foster kids at our Children's Child Advocacy Centers.
Through their many philanthropic investments, Albert and Shirley have advanced our comprehensive diabetes program, our work in behavioral health and child advocacy at Children's Hospital of Wisconsin-Fox Valley, and multiple other programs system wide.
Albert and Shirley have ensured that their passion for children will continue well into the future by including a significant gift to Children's in their estate plan. It's abundantly clear that helping kids is at the very core of who Albert and Shirley are, and their legacy of giving extends through their lifetime and beyond.
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