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We thank all our legacy donors for their generous support.

Phil Smart
A Bequest for the Miracle House

Learn what motivated Phil Smart Sr. and his wife Helen to include a bequest to Seattle Children's in their estate plan. Read More »

Karen and Jeff Haggen
When Matt Haggen was born in California with severely clubbed feet, his parents, Karen and Jeff Haggen, researched the best treatment options for their son. Read More »

The Ederer Family
"Seattle Children's is an unbelievable resource for our community," says long-time supporter and legacy donor Dan Ederer. The ties between the hospital, Dan and his family run deep: Dan's children have been treated at the hospital and his mother Janice served on the Guild Association board. Read More »

Volkmar and Peishan
Volkmar Gaussmann and Peishan Chen have both enjoyed considerable educational and career success. Peishan, 39, graduated with honors as a Western medical doctor from a prestigious university in China. Read More »

Kate Webster
In 1963, Kate was asked to join Seattle Children's board of trustees - "I was surprised and delighted," she says. As the daughter of two physicians, hospitals were second nature. Read More »

Bob and Judy Cline
"Judy and I want to support Children's Hospital's mission in any way we can - that's number one," says Bob Cline. "Number two - we want to give in the most effective way possible." The Clines have generously given outright gifts to Seattle Children's Hospital and have also designated Seattle Children's Hospital as a beneficiary of their IRA. Read More »

Jerry and Barbara
"My interest in Children's goes way back," says Barbara Shellan. Her younger brother had been very ill since birth and died when he was 4. Barbara remembers the many trips her mom made to Children's Hospital on Queen Anne Hill. Read More »