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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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. Lynn Ghertner||2013-2014||Mrs. Patti Botomy||1992-1993|
|Mrs. Carolyn Thombs||2012-2013||Mrs. Jean Ann Banker||1991-1992|
|Mrs. Alice Essary||2011-2012||*Mrs. Judy Crawford||1990-1991|
|Mrs. Jennifer Hoffman||2010-2011||Mrs. Fran Hardcastle||1989-1990|
|Mrs. Robin Puryear||2009-2010||Mrs. Lesley Green||1988-1989|
|Mrs. Shannon Finucane||2008-2009||Mrs. Jerry Willams||1987-1988|
|Mrs. Amy Cooper||2007-2008||Mrs. Ann Bumstead||1986-1987|
|*Dr. Linda Jones||2006-2007||Mrs. Ann Tidwell||1985-1986|
|Mrs. Gayley Patterson||2005-2006||Ms. Evy Ritzen||1984-1985|
|Mrs. Laura Currie||2004-2005||Mrs Judy Simmons||1983-1984|
|Mrs. Carla Nelson||2003-2004||Mrs. Peggy Warner||1982-1983|
|Mrs. Kathy Rolfe||2002-2003||Mrs. Louise Frazer||1981-1982|
|Mrs. Mary Lee Bartlett||2001-2002||Mrs. Kelly Price||1980-1981|
|Mrs. Judy Andrews||2000-2001||Mrs. Anne Swallow||1979-1980|
|Mrs. Jane Jacques||1999-2000||Mrs. Carole Nelson||1978-1979|
|Mrs. Kay Francis||1998-1999||Mrs. Eleanor Templeton||1977-1978|
|Mrs. Jane Corcoran||1997-1998||Mrs Betty Finucane||1976-1977|
|Mrs. Missy Eason||1996-1997||Mrs. Becky Lane||1975-1976|
|Mrs. Alice Whitson||1995-1996||*Mrs. Ann Miller||1974-1975|
|Mrs. Sandra Lipman||1994-1995||Mrs. Mary Henderson||1973-1974|
|Mrs. Lynn Ragland||1993-1994||Mrs. Libby Werthan||1972-1973|
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