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.
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: