Donor Stories

We thank all our planned-gift donors for their generous support. Here are some of their stories.



Meet Our Donors: Gretchen & Cass are committed to helping future generations of children by including Lurie Children's as a beneficiary of their estate plan.

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Meet Our Donors: Irene Rowe and her late husband, Jim Rowe, are the kind of people who inspired the distinction as America's "Greatest Generation"– hard working, selfless individuals who've spent their entire lives helping others.

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Meet Our Donors: Joanna Weiss may seem a bit young to support Lurie Children's through her estate plan. Yet, her reasons for giving are compelling for those of any age. A businesswoman who spent years working in advertising, then as a stock broker in venture capital and investment banking, Weiss is now a Mortgage Banker with The Private Bank Mortgage Company in Chicago. She is single, active in professional and volunteer organizations and the proud aunt of two nephews who reside in Denver, Colorado.

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