Guardian Society

Planned giving ensures future patients at Children's Hospital of Wisconsin continue to receive the best care. Our Guardian Society recognizes individuals who have made planned gift commitments. 

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.

Guardian Society

Anonymous (14)
  • Diane and Michael Abraham
  • Mary and Jeff Albrecht
  • Mrs. Joyce Altman
  • Dr. John and Elizabeth Altstadt
  • Mr. and Mrs. Ward Anderson
  • Mr. and Mrs.* Leonard Anhalt
  • Diane and Thomas Arenberg
  • William and Marianne Arpe
  • Dr. and Mrs. Fredrick C. Austermann
  • Roger W. and Theresa Barrette  
  • Mary Ann Barton
  • Adam R. Bauman
  • Jean I. and Dennis H.* Bauman
  • Mr. and Mrs. Curt Bawden  
  • Darcia D. Behrens
  • Donald and Jean Beier
  • Mr. and Mrs. B. Alan Bendtsen
  • Mr. and Mrs. Christopher J. Berens
  • Richard and Gloria Bergman
  • Ms. Barbara A. Bombaci
  • Ms. Dianne E. Bridges
  • Robert M. Brown
  • Dan and Karen Buehrle
  • Mr. and Mrs. Todd J. Busniewski 
  • Mr. and Mrs. Dale Buss
  • Jane A Chevako, MD
  • James R. Christiansen
  • Thomas A. Christiansen
  • Patricia Clanton
  • Dr. Roger D. and Sue P. Cohen
  • Gerald E. and Elizabeth H. Connolly
  • Ms. Patricia Costello
  • Mr. and Mrs. Richard W. Crow
  • Gloster B. Current, Jr.
  • Ms. Sandy Czosnek
  • Mr. & Mrs.* Robert W. Dambruch
  • Merry Damrow
  • Marc Daniloff
  • Dr. and Mrs. Larry B. Dean
  • Mr. and Mrs. Kelly L. Diestler
  • Mr. Paul A. Donnelly
  • Mr. and Mrs. David J. Drury
  • Mr. and Mrs. Gary G. Edler
  • James M. Eisenman
  • Susan and Thomas* Ela
  • David and Patty Flowers 
  • Mr. and Mrs. Michael Fox
  • Ann Freudenthal 
  • Mrs. Pat and Dr. Bill* Gallen
  • Ms. Suzanne Garr
  • Lora L. Gatzke
  • Tom and Nancy Gazzana
  • Laura Gille and John Howman
  • Mrs. Ruth S. Gresham
  • Lois C. Gresl
  • Mr. and Mrs. Richard R. Grigg, Jr.
  • Mr. Barry A. Gruber
  • Mr. and Mrs. David P. Hamacher
  • Suzanne C. Hansen
  • Mr. and Mrs. Leesley B. Hardy
  • Ms. Nikki Hauck
  • Mrs. Dorothy A. Heale
  • Donald H. and Julie Heeg
  • Chad Hershner and Jeffrey Amstutz
  • Mr. and Mrs. Jack Hirt
  • Mary and Ray Hosmer
  • Dr. and Mrs. Ralph F. Hudson
  • Mr. and Mrs. Charles V. James
  • Mr. and Mrs. Jay S. Jensen
  • Edward J. and Anna M. Jost
  • Mrs. Florence M. Jungen
  • Dr. Mary K. Kachoyeanos
  • Rosalie and Gerald* Kahn
  • Dr. & Mrs. Joseph E. Kerschner
  • Ms. Jeanine M. Kissinger
  • Dr. and Mrs. Robert M. Kliegman
  • Carol A. Kling
  • Mr. and Mrs. Joel R. Klink
  • Mr. and Mrs. Paul J. Kohn
  • Audrey J. Komarek
  • Dr. and Mrs. Jeffrey Kraig
  • Mr. Bernard S. Kubale
  • Mr. and Mrs.* Fred Lach
  • Donna Laird
  • Ms. Rochelle Lamm
  • Rev. Leo R. Lessard
  • Nancy A. Lindenberg and Family
  • Mrs. Ruthann Lubahn
  • John M. Lutz
  • Donald R. Maciejewski
  • Mrs. Arlene S. Mann
  • Dr. Karen J. and Mr. Anthony J. Marcdante
  • Scott A. Mayer
  • J. Michael and Virginia McBride
  • Mrs. Mary McCann
  • Kermit K. McGinnis
  • Judy and John D.* McGourthy
  • Mr. and Mrs. Daniel C. Meiers
  • Mr. and Mrs. Larry T. Mercier
  • Jeremy and Savannah Merkel
  • Mr. Daniel M. Micha
  • Deanna ana Keith* Miller
  • Sheryl and Jim Miller
  • Wm. E. and Iris A. Miller
  • Mr. and Mrs. Leigh E. Morris
  • Mr. and Mrs. Dennis J. Mueller
  • Ms. Susan E. Mueller
  • Mr. and Mrs. William Muir
  • Mr. and Mrs. Leslie M. Muma
  • M. Lucille Neff
  • Margaret M.B. Nelson and Duane A. Nelson
  • Patricia Obletz
  • Mr. Alan Ochalek
  • Ms. Donna M. Palkowski
  • Mrs. Charles W. Parker, Jr.
  • Mr. Mark T. Peddecord
  • Ms. Julie J. Pedretti
  • Mr. and Mrs. Harry Pelz
  • Mary Beth and Holger Petersen
  • Mr. and Mrs. Steven M. Phillips
  • Judy A. Pocan
  • Mark S. and Mary Catherine* Poker
  • Dr. Larry and Bobbi Polacheck
  • Bruce and Karen Polzin
  • Ruth Rademacher and Thomas R. Hansen
  • Larry and Kathi Rambo
  • Mr. and Mrs. Patrick A. Rand
  • Mr. Michael J. Reiter
  • Margaret Rendall
  •  Mr. and Mrs. Greg W. Renz
  • Ms. Angela M. Rester
  • David and Ruth Rex
  • John and Sue Robinson
  • Janice and Howard* Rom
  • Mrs. Kelly W. Sachse
  • Dr. Carol Lee Saffioti-Hughes
  • Paul B. and Jennifer L. Sahy
  • Mr. and Mrs. Paul C. Sampson
  • Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence T. Sarver
  • Dick and Fritzie Sawasky
  • Stephen and Faye* Scheil
  • Mr. Harold E. Schiferl
  • Ms. Virginia Schiferl
  • Mr. and Mrs. Albert G. Schmidt
  • Laverne and Walter* Schmidt
  • Jean and Earl* Schmit
  • Carlile L. and Richard M. Schneider
  • Carrie and Kory Schneider
  • Mr. and Mrs. James* W. Schroeder
  • Mr. and Mrs. Richard Schulte
  • Audrey H. and Roger* Schultz
  • Mr. Bill Semonin
  • Dan Sherman
  • Joyce M. Shiels
  • Mark and Jennifer Shiller
  • Mark and Gessa Ship
  • Andrea Shrednick Davajan
  • Mr. and Mrs. Morton Sipress
  • Jim and Shirley Skarda
  • Kim R. and Louise A. Stack
  • Mr. David J. Stanosz
  • David and Paula Strelitz
  • Mr. and Mrs. Steven Struensee
  • Paul and Lisa Sweeney
  • Mr. and Mrs. Robert W. Timberlake
  • Christine A. Tischer
  • Mr. and Mrs. Nelson A. Toner
  • Ron and Peggy Troy
  • Jeffry D. and Elizabeth A. Veenhuis
  • Mr. and Mrs. Jon E. Vice
  • Richard and Marilyn Vitek
  • Ms. Pamela R. Vogt
  • Ms. Judy Wagner
  • Brian Warnecke
  • Steve and Sandra Watson
  • Mr. and Mrs. Kurt Weisman
  • Dr. Steven and Mrs. Kristen Weisman
  • Ronald K. Wells, MD and Agnes A. Wells
  • Ms. Patricia D. Westphal
  • Mr. and Mrs.* Edwin P. Wiley
  • Mr. and Mrs. Robert Wilkiewicz
  • Dennis R. Wisniewski
  • James T. Witzlib 
  • Kenneth and Carolyn Zacharias
  • Glenn Zellmer
  • Nick and Jodi Zerillo
  • Thomas and Jennifer Zoeller
  • Mr. and Mrs. Edward J. Zore
  • Mary-Jo Zore

    *Deceased

This Year's Legacy Award Winner

Suzanne Hansen

Our giving stories usually begin with parents or grandparents who show us the joy and meaning that comes from philanthropy and service. This was certainly the case for Sue Hansen, whose childhood was spent helping her physician father on house calls, and joining her mother at the Layton Home giving out candy and visiting elderly residents.

Today, Sue is grateful to her parents for teaching the value of compassion for those in need and the gift of sharing, and pays tribute to her parents through her own philanthropy. Her support of Children's Hospital of Wisconsin is given in memory of Dr. Arthur C. Hansen and Sophie Ann Weigand Hansen.

The Hansen Weigand Family Fund benefits translational research at Children's, helping scientists and doctors work together to find cures for childhood diseases. Sue has also designated the fund as the beneficiary of her estate gift to Children's

"My parents never had the opportunity to become grandparents," says Sue. "In the future, I hope to be able to give others many healthy grandchildren through research."

We admire the legacy that Sue is creating for herself and her family, and are deeply grateful for the difference her gifts are making in the lives of countless children. We are pleased to honor Sue with this well-deserved Legacy Award.

Past Legacy Award Winners:

2015
2014
2012
2011