Endowed Funds
Endowed Funds

Endowment Gifts Transform Lives

Endowed giving supports the highest level of clinical and psychosocial care for kids in our community by establishing a program, lectureship, position or cause within the hospital in perpetuity. Endowments provide critical ongoing financial income to support a wide array of important purposes including scholarships and fellowships to train the best and brightest, chairs and professorships that attract nationally recognized physicians and scientists, and sustain research, technology and innovation to discover new ways to diagnose and treat disease. Many donors find endowment giving particularly meaningful because, in addition to creating so many worthwhile positions and services, these gifts create a legacy, ensuring that vital programs at Children’s Mercy are sustained for generations to come.


Cooper Connor Endowed Fund for Pulmonary Research 

This fund was established in honor of Cooper Connor, who was born in August 2006 and passed away in May 2007 of pulmonary complications. Donations to this fund support research efforts at our Center for Infant Pulmonary Disorders. The center is dedicated to discovering new treatments for children with life-threatening lung diseases.

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Tom Keaveny

Tom Keaveny Endowed Fund for Cancer Research 

Tom Keaveny passed away in 2002 at the age of 39 due to colon cancer. The goal of the fund established in his honor is to provide a yearly grant to support the many areas of pediatric oncology research. Ongoing research initiatives will help our staff discover more effective treatments for a vast range of pediatric cancers.

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