For Patients and Families
History of Friends of Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt
In the fall of 1971, the idea of an organization of volunteers designed to support Children’s Hospital was formulated by a group of interested, community-spirited women. After discussion with officials at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, a proposal for such an organization was presented to and accepted by the hospital's board of directors. A nominating committee was selected from the Children’s Hospital Board to choose the first president and vice president of Friends of Children’s Hospital. Thus, the Friends organization began in the fall of 1972, holding its first Palm Sunday Paper Sale in the spring of 1973.
Presently, the Friends membership roster includes almost 2,000 members who give of their time and dollars to make a difference in the lives of children in Middle Tennessee and beyond. As Friends reaches 40 years of providing volunteer support to Children's Hospital, the organization continues to grow and be strong. In the spring of 2010, the Friends leadership stepped forward to support the hospital’s efforts on prematurity by funding the Friends Prematurity Prevention Endowment.
Friends of Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt is a volunteer organization of members supporting the mission of Children’s Hospital and other pediatric health care initiatives through fundraising, community awareness and services to the patients and their families along with the faculty and staff of Children’s Hospital.
Our 2013 membership directory is available online for members only. If you have not received a password, please email email@example.com to request one.
Membership Directory 2013
If you are not currently a member and wish to join, please click here. Friends of Children's Hospital is proud of its legacy and thanks the many volunteers who have graciously given of their time and resources through the years including the following women who have served as presidents.
|Mrs. Tricia Ericson||2016-2017|
|Mrs. Heidi Garber||2015-2016||Mrs. Lynn Ragland||1993-1994|
|Mrs. Rachel Hornsby||2014-2015||Mrs. Patti Botomy||1992-1993|
|Mrs. Lynn Ghertner||2013-2014||Mrs. Jean Ann Banker||1991-1992|
|Mrs. Carolyn Thombs||2012-2013||*Mrs. Judy Crawford||1990-1991|
|Mrs. Alice Essary||2011-2012||Mrs. Fran Hardcastle||1989-1990|
|Mrs. Jennifer Hoffman||2010-2011||Mrs. Lesley Green||1988-1989|
|Mrs. Robin Puryear||2009-2010||Mrs. Jerry Willams||1987-1988|
|Mrs. Shannon Finucane||2008-2009||Mrs. Ann Bumstead||1986-1987|
|Mrs. Amy Cooper||2007-2008||Mrs. Ann Tidwell||1985-1986|
|*Dr. Linda Jones||2006-2007||Ms. Evy Ritzen||1984-1985|
|Mrs. Gayley Patterson||2005-2006||Mrs Judy Simmons||1983-1984|
|Mrs. Laura Currie||2004-2005||Mrs. Peggy Warner||1982-1983|
|Mrs. Carla Nelson||2003-2004||Mrs. Louise Frazer||1981-1982|
|Mrs. Kathy Rolfe||2002-2003||Mrs. Kelly Price||1980-1981|
|Mrs. Mary Lee Bartlett||2001-2002||Mrs. Anne Swallow||1979-1980|
|Mrs. Judy Andrews||2000-2001||Mrs. Carole Nelson||1978-1979|
|Mrs. Jane Jacques||1999-2000||Mrs. Eleanor Templeton||1977-1978|
|Mrs. Kay Francis||1998-1999||Mrs Betty Finucane||1976-1977|
|Mrs. Jane Corcoran||1997-1998||Mrs. Becky Lane||1975-1976|
|Mrs. Missy Eason||1996-1997||*Mrs. Ann Miller||1974-1975|
|Mrs. Alice Whitson||1995-1996||Mrs. Mary Henderson||1973-1974|
|Mrs. Sandra Lipman||1994-1995||Mrs. Libby Werthan||1972-1973|
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