Guardian Society

Leave a legacy

Planning a future gift is a wonderful way to leave a legacy of support and, at the same time, benefit you and your family.

Planned giving ensures future patients at Children's 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 Wisconsin. Many of our friends support us through their estate plans by naming Children's 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 members

  • Anonymous (18)
  • Diane M. Abraham
  • Michael W. Abraham
  • Mary and Jeff Albrecht
  • Mrs. Joyce Altman
  • Dr. John and Elizabeth Altstadt
  • Gayle and Ward* Anderson
  • Diane and Thomas Arenberg
  • William and Marianne Arpe
  • Dr. Fredrick and Kay Austermann
  • James D. and Terry J. Baker
  • 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
  • Jean E. and Donald* Beier
  • Mr. and Mrs. B. Alan Bendtsen
  • Mr. and Mrs. Christopher J. Berens
  • Richard and Gloria* Bergman
  • Mrs. Terry A. Bergum
  • Jay R. Blankenship
  • Ms. Barbara A. Bombaci
  • Tommy Brauneis
  • Betsy Brenner and Steve Ostrofsky
  • Ms. Dianne E. Bridges
  • Robert M. Brown
  • Mr. and Mrs. Joseph G. Bubacy
  • Dan and Karen Buehrle
  • Mr. and Mrs. Todd J. Busniewski
  • Mr. and Mrs. Dale Buss
  • Raymond R. Cabasos
  • Janet B. Cady
  • John R. Carey
  • Jane A Chevako, MD
  • James R. Christiansen
  • Thomas A. Christiansen
  • Patricia Clanton
  • Dr. Roger D. and Sue P. Cohen
  • Gerald E. and Elizabeth Connolly
  • Mr. and Mrs. Richard W. Crow
  • Gloster B. Current, Jr.
  • Ms. Sandy Czosnek
  • Bernard and Alyce Dahlin
  • Merry Damrow
  • Marc Daniloff
  • Dr. and Mrs. Larry B. Dean
  • Mr. and Mrs. Kelly L. Diestler
  • Ed Dirkmann
  • Mr. Paul A. Donnelly
  • Mr. and Mrs. David J. Drury
  • Mr. and Mrs. Gary G. Edler
  • Kelli and Dave Effinger
  • 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
  • Jane F. Godfroy
  • Mrs. Ruth S. Gresham
  • Lois C. Gresl
  • Mr. Barry A. Gruber
  • Mr. and Mrs. David P. Hamacher
  • Suzanne C. Hansen
  • Joan J. and Leesley B.* Hardy
  • Ted and Jeanne Hasbrook
  • Ms. Nikki Hauck
  • Donald H. and Julie Heeg
  • Chad L. Hershner and Jeffrey Amstutz
  • Chuck Hildebrand
  • 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
  • Judethe K. Johnson
  • Paul W. and Patricia A. Jones
  • Dean and Julie Jorstad
  • Edward J. and Anna M. Jost
  • Mary K. Kachoyeanos, EdD
  • Rosalie and Gerald* Kahn
  • Dr. and Mrs. Joseph E. Kerschner
  • Maryanne and Al Kessel
  • Ms. Jeanine M. Kissinger
  • Dr. and Mrs. Robert M. Kliegman
  • Carol A. Kling
  • Mr. and Mrs. Joel R. Klink
  • Paul and Brenda Klister Family
  • Mr. and Mrs. Paul J. Kohn
  • Dr. and Mrs. Jeffrey Kraig
  • Mr. Bernard S. Kubale
  • Fred and Gae* Lach
  • Donna Laird
  • Ms. Rochelle Lamm
  • Joe Lemel
  • Nancy A. Lindenberg and Family
  • John M. Lutz
  • Mr. Donald R. Maciejewski
  • Dr. Karen J. and Mr. Anthony J. Marcdante
  • Scott A. Mayer
  • J. Michael and Virginia McBride
  • Mary C. McCann
  • Kermit K. McGinnis in memory of Gloria J. 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
  • Daniel M. Micha Family
  • Deanna and Keith* Miller
  • Sheryl and Jim Miller
  • Wm. E. and Iris A. Miller
  • Mr. and Mrs. Leigh E. Morris
  • Mr. and Ms. Dennis J. Mueller
  • Ms. Susan E. Mueller
  • Mr. and Mrs. William Muir
  • Mr. and Mrs. Leslie M. Muma
  • Margaret M.B. Nelson and Duane A. Nelson
  • Patty and John Noel
  • Patricia Obletz
  • Ryan and Lori O’Neil
  • 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
  • Christopher Rebholz and Kelly Cleary-Rebholz
  • Mr. Michael J. Reiter
  • Mary Ann* and Greg Renz
  • Ms. Angela M. Rester
  • David and Ruth Rex
  • John and Sue Robinson
  • Janice and Howard* Rom
  • James G. Rosenbaum
  • Gladys Sachse
  • 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
  • Dr. and Mrs. Thomas Sato
  • Dick and Fritzie Sawasky
  • Stephen and Faye* Scheil
  • Harold E. Schiferl
  • Albert G. and Shirley A. Schmidt
  • Laverne and Walter* Schmidt
  • Carlile L. and Richard M. Schneider
  • Carrie and Kory Schneider
  • Margaret and 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
  • Rollie and Sue Stephenson
  • Jeff and Katie Stewart
  • David and Paula Strelitz
  • Mr. and Mrs. Steven Struensee
  • Paul and Lisa Sweeney
  • Mr. and Mrs. Robert W. Timberlake
  • Mr. and Mrs. Nelson A. Toner
  • Ron and Peggy Troy
  • Elizabeth A. Veenhuis
  • Jeffry D. Veenhuis
  • Paul Veldboom
  • Mr. and Mrs. Jon E. Vice
  • Richard and Marilyn Vitek
  • Ms. Pamela R. Vogt
  • Ms. Judy Wagner
  • Brian A. Warnecke
  • Steve and Sandra Watson
  • Debra L. Weiner
  • 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. and Barbara* Wiley
  • Mr. and Mrs. Robert Wilkiewicz
  • Barbara B. Wisniewski
  • 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

2018 Estate Gifts

  • Gertrude L. Abitz
  • Frederick W. Amerell
  • George and Margaret Barrock Fund-Greater Milwaukee Foundation
  • Andrew F. and Edith M. Bell Perpetual Trust
  • Lieselott Buettner
  • Irving L. Chortek Charitable Fund in Memory of Robert and Jennie Chortek, facilitated by the Jewish Community Foundation
  • Helen M. Cudahy Trust
  • Doris M. Geckler
  • Margaret Gotz Endowment Fund
  • Danell E. Halfmann
  • Helen Trane Hood Charitable Trust
  • Helen Way Klingler Charitable Foundation
  • Audrey J. Komarek
  • George P. Kozak
  • Elizabeth J. Kreuter
  • Carrol Krumenacher
  • Lawrence F. Marty
  • John A. Matt
  • Walter J. Mundschau
  • Isabel Schendel - Robert and Josephine Pieper Trust
  • Roger A. and Audrey H. Schultz
  • Wilfred Schultz
  • Dorothy K. Vallier
  • Alyce R. and Edgar C. Wollenberg
  • Donald A. Youse