Ways to Give to Children's Hospital

Children’s Hospital is fortunate to be a designated Children’s Miracle Network (CMN) Hospital. As a CMN hospital, we work with many national partners, such as Wal-Mart, Dairy Queen, Ace Hardware and Credit Unions for Kids to raise funds for our local hospital. CMN funds support our local hospital’s needs such as life-saving medical equipment and patient support programs.  We are fortunate to have a broad base of generous supporters who also give through our annual activities like Radiothon and MizzouThon.

MU’s Children’s Hospital has benefitted from major gifts that support facility updates and improvements as well as program support. Gifts to Children’s Hospital impact our patients in countless ways, from those who support pediatric research, to those who have given toys and games so that children can participate in normal play activities even though they are in the hospital, to those who contribute to our Journey’s fund, which provides palliative care to pediatric patients in mid-Missouri with chronic disabling or life shortening illnesses.

A gift to Children’s Hospital can take many forms. Supporters can make an outright gift, charge a gift on Visa, MasterCard or Discover credit card, support Children’s Hospital with an in-kind gift, or make a gift in the form of stocks, bonds or property.

Additional ways you can give include:

Matching Gifts: Most major corporations provide gift matching for employee charitable giving. Check with your human resources representative to see if your employer offers a matching gift program.

Endowments: You can create an endowment with a gift of $25,000 or more that will continue giving in perpetuity, which is just another way of saying "forever!"

Testamentary Gifts: You may leave a bequest to Children's Hospital through a trust or will or as a beneficiary of your retirement account or life insurance policy.

Charitable Gift Annuity: A charitable gift annuity is a simple contractual agreement between you and MU in which you make a gift to Children's Hospital in exchange for our promise to make payments to you for life.

Life Insurance: You may give policies of permanent life insurance to the University. To obtain the greatest tax benefits, make the University both the owner and the beneficiary of your policy.

Retained Life Estate: You may contribute your home to the University even while continuing to live there. The University becomes the sole owner of the property when you move out or at the time of your death.

Please consult with your attorney or tax advisor for legal and tax advice.


Children’s Hospital donors

Alicia Rose Foundation Barbara A. Gruner, M.D.
Burger Memorial Foundation Bob McCosh Chevrolet, Inc.
Caseys General Stores Centralia Kiwanis Club
Charles J. and Mary R. Dysart Children's Miracle Network
Columbia Credit Union Corwin Wilson LLC
Cumulus Media Inc. Dairy Queen
Don Lynch Dr. Anuradha Rajagopalan and Dr. Venkataraman Ramachandran
Emery Sapp and Sons, Incorporated Estate of Joseph C. Frueh, Jr.
Gary Pinkel International House of Pancakes
Jack and Donna Smith James and Doris Ross
Joe Machens Ford Jon and Tamara Sundvold
Kohl's Corporation KRCG TV
Landmark Bank Love's Travel Stops & Country Stores
Mark Adams, M.D. and Carole Adams Marriot International
Mary Jane and Stephen D. Smith Mary Jo Henry
MFA Oil Company Missouri Credit Union
Missouri Forest Products Association Missouri Logging Council
Nihilatrix Games Panda Restaurant Group
Pascale's Pals Phi Kapa Theta
Phi Mu PIC.1 Medical
Re/Max Jefferson City Richard G. Miller
Robert J. Churchill, M.D. and Major Barbara H. Churchill (Ret) Sam's Club
Select Turk Sigma Alpha Epsilon
Stephen L. Barnes, M.D. and Mrs. Mary Barnes Sterling Dental Care-Colin Malaker, D.D.S
Stuart and Julie Mullen Sundvold Financial
TGI Friday's The David B. Lichtenstein Foundation
The Miller Family Foundation, Inc. Thomas Loew, M.D. and Mrs. Carolyn Loew
Timothy J. Fete, M.D. and Mary Fete Tom and Linda Atkins
Ultramax Events LLC Volunteer Service Organization, Inc.
Wal-Mart Foundation Wal-Mart Stores
Wendys of Mid Missouri Westlake Ace Hardware Inc
Zeta Beta Tau Zimmer Radio Group