Stepping Forward Giving Back Archives
Many groups, one mission: caring for children, families
Nov. 19, 2015—At 6 feet 4 inches, Shea Weber towers over the tiny tots he visits at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, yet it is he who looks up to them.
Ayers Institute spurred key cancer research gains
Nov. 12, 2015—In 2005, Tennessee philanthropists Jim and Janet Ayers gave $10 million to help Vanderbilt University scientists find early markers for colorectal cancer that could improve diagnosis and potentially save lives.
Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt holds construction expansion celebration
Sep. 2, 2015—The Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt held a celebration Tuesday to mark the launch of construction on the hospital’s latest expansion, which will add four floors of new space atop the hospital’s existing structure. Patients and families, joined by community supporters and Vanderbilt leaders, gathered to celebrate the hospital’s continued commitment to fulfill...
McNeilly, Stein show that support can last a lifetime
Aug. 27, 2015—John Stein and Bob McNeilly Jr. were students at Vanderbilt University decades apart. One studied biology, the other education. One was a Nashville native, the other from Florida.
Young professionals bolster cancer research efforts
Jul. 23, 2015—With a basketball tucked under his arm, 7-year-old Roger Waynick climbed on top of his dad’s black Tahoe SUV with the intention of sailing upward through the air toward the basketball goal. He was poised to make the most epic dunk ever.
Former heart patient inspired to create Discovery Science Fund
Jun. 11, 2015—Two vastly different causes of heart failure, both of which can devastate a patient’s life, are being studied at Vanderbilt University Medical Center thanks, in part, to the generosity of a grateful patient whose own damaged heart was repaired at Vanderbilt more than five years ago.
Coleman’s telethon work a longtime labor of love
May. 21, 2015—Not long after Tuwanda Coleman started her career as a TV producer at WTVF-NewsChannel 5 more than 30 years ago, she was given an assignment that was different from the typical minutes-long news segment.
Brooks, Spalding tune up music industry support
Apr. 23, 2015—Donating your own money, time and energy to a charitable cause is one thing. Asking friends and colleagues to join you in pursuit of a fundraising goal is something altogether different.
Friends of Children’s Hospital dedicated to showing support
Mar. 26, 2015—For more than 40 years, a group of dedicated volunteers known as the Friends of Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt has worked to turn scary hospital visits into happier memories.
Board members spur Children’s Hospital campaign
Feb. 26, 2015—The Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt is growing to new heights on the shoulders of its board members, who are making key contributions to the campaign for a four-floor expansion, both in the giving of their time and resources.
Couple’s gift bolsters neonatology training, research
Feb. 5, 2015—Dupree Hatch, M.D., shrugs off the sleep deprivation from a night taking care of babies in the neonatal intensive care unit and launches into a discussion of his efforts to describe — and reduce — adverse events associated with intubation in the NICU.
Family’s gift bolsters schizophrenia research, treatment
Dec. 18, 2014—A “transformational” $6.4 million gift from Dallas couple Donald Test Jr., and his wife, Charlotte, who have a very personal connection to the devastating disease of schizophrenia, is supporting Vanderbilt Department of Psychiatry research and treatment into schizophrenia and related disorders.