Endowed Funds
Endowed Funds

Children's Mercy Hospitals and Clinics has established endowed funds to support specific areas of clinical research.


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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