She supported Children's Mercy for more than a half century
KANSAS CITY, Mo., January 28, 2013 - "We are
stunned and deeply saddened to lose our greatest supporter and
friend," says Randall L. O'Donnell, PhD, President and CEO,
Children's Mercy Hospitals and Clinics. "There are not enough
superlatives to describe our grief. Adele Hall was a true
champion of Children's Mercy. She and her family have made
numerous, significant gifts and she leaves a legacy of generosity
and commitment to this hospital and community."
- Adele Hall started volunteering at Children's Mercy more than
50 years ago.
- Adele served on the hospital's Central Governing Board from 1967
to 1988 and served as board chair from 1983 to 1985.
- She was named a lifetime member of the hospital board in
- Adele also served on the Board of Directors for the hospital's
foundation from 1995 to 2009.
- She co-founded the Children's Mercy Golf Classic with Tom
Watson in 1980; it raised more than $10 million in its 25-year
- In addition to Adele’s many years of generosity and commitment, she is also passing on the legacy of support. Her daughter Margi Pence has served on the Hospital Board of Directors for many years, including two years as its chair, and currently as a member of the Board. Her grandchildren participate in benefit events supporting the hospital.
About Children's Mercy Hospitals and
Children's Mercy Hospitals and Clinics, located in Kansas City,
Mo., is one of the nation's top pediatric medical centers. The
351-bed hospital provides care for children from birth through the
age of 21, and has been ranked by U.S. News & World
Report as one of "America's Best Children's Hospitals." For
the third time in a row, Children's Mercy has achieved Magnet
nursing designation, awarded to fewer than seven percent of all
hospitals nationally, for excellence in quality care. Its faculty
of 600 pediatricians and researchers across more than 40
subspecialties are actively involved in clinical care, pediatric
research, and educating the next generation of pediatric
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