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 (17)
  • Diane Abraham
  • Michael Abraham
  • Mary and Jeff Albrecht
  • Mrs. Joyce Altman
  • Dr. John and Elizabeth Altstadt
  • Mr. and Mrs. Ward Anderson
  • Diane and Thomas Arenberg
  • William and Marianne Arpe
  • Dr. Fredrick and Kay Austermann
  • Mr. and Mrs. James D. Baker
  • Roger W. and Theresa Barrette  
  • Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey M. Bartolerio
  • 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
  • Mrs. Terry A. Bergum
  • Mr. Keith Berres
  • Jay R. Blankenship
  • Ms. Barbara A. Bombaci
  • Tommy Brauneis
  • John and Marilyn Breidster
  • Ms. Dianne E. Bridges
  • Robert M. Brown
  • Dan and Karen Buehrle
  • Robert and Joanne Burgardt
  • Todd J. and Deborah 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
  • Bernard and Alyce Dahlin
  • Robert and Sylvia* Dambruch
  • Merry Damrow
  • Marc Daniloff
  • Dr. and Mrs. Larry B. Dean
  • Sonya Del Camp
  • Mr. and Mrs. Kelly L. Diestler
  • Ed Dickmann
  • 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
  • Joan J. and Leesley B.* Hardy
  • Ms. Nikki A. Hauck
  • Mrs. Dorothy A. Heale
  • Donald H. and Julie Heeg
  • Virginia Hendee and Joseph Huetz
  • Chad L. Hershner and Jeffrey Amstutz
  • Chuck Hildebrand
  • Mr. and Mrs. Jack Hirt
  • Mary and Ray Hosmer
  • Dr. and Mrs. Ralph F. Hudson
  • Suzanne Jacky
  • Mr. and Mrs. Charles V. James
  • Mr. and Mrs. Jay S. Jensen
  • Louise and Jonathon Jesse
  • Edward J. and Anna M. Jost
  • Mrs. Florence M. Jungen
  • Dr. Mary K. Kachoyeanos
  • Rosalie and Gerald* Kahn
  • Dr. & Mrs. Joseph E. Kerschner
  • Maryanne and Al Kessel
  • Robert and Joyce Kickbusch
  • 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
  • Fred and Gae* 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
  • Michael and Joan 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
  • Michelle I. Mettner
  • Dennis and Deann Meyer
  • Mr. Daniel M. Micha
  • Deanna and 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
  • Therese Olson
  • Christine A. Owsley
  • 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
  • Thomas and Sheila Reuteman
  • David and Ruth Rex
  • Karen Roberts
  • John and Sue Robinson
  • Jennifer Roe
  • Janice W. and Howard* Rom
  • Mr. and Mrs. Arnold B. Romanowicz
  • James G. Rosenbaum
  • 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
  • Albert G. and Shirley A. Schmidt
  • Laverne and Walter* Schmidt
  • Jean and Earl* Schmit
  • Carlile L. and Richard M. Schneider
  • Carrie and Kory Schneider
  • Mark E. Scholz
  • Mr. and Mrs. James* W. Schroeder
  • Mr. and Mrs. Richard Schulte
  • 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
  • Timothy and Deborah Troutt
  • Ron and Peggy Troy
  • Mr. and Mrs. Ken W. Vander Heiden
  • Jeffry D. and Elizabeth A. Veenhuis
  • Mr. and Mrs. Jon E. Vice
  • Richard and Marilyn Vitek
  • Ms. Pamela R. Vogt
  • Ms. Judy Wagner
  • Brian A. Warnecke
  • Steve and Sandra Watson
  • Mr. and Mrs. Kurt Weisman
  • Dr. Steven and Mrs. Kristen Weisman
  • Ronald K. Wells, MD and Agnes A. Wells
  • Dave and Edie Werner
  • Ms. Patricia D. Westphal
  • Edwin P. & Barbara* Wiley
  • Mr. and Mrs. Robert Wilkiewicz
  • Dennis R. Wisniewski
  • James T. Witzlib 
  • Keith and Carla Wojahn
  • 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