Employee Makes Children's Mercy Her Legacy Choice
Liz Edmundson began her career at Children's Mercy in December of 1990 as a student nurse. She fell in love with the hospital and has been here ever since.
In 28 years, Liz's love for Children's Mercy has never diminished and she still cares for patients, now serving as the nurse manager for Comprehensive Pain Management. The path from student nurse to nurse manager was filled with opportunities, Liz says, thanks to Children's Mercy investing in her.
The opportunities Liz cites as a result of Children's Mercy are numerous. Through employee-assistance scholarships given by Children's Mercy, Liz pursued and achieved her Ph.D. She has participated in research projects and even presented on her work in China.
Liz's nursing career has been filled with growth and for that, Liz is very grateful.
"I've always felt very supported. That takes dollars," Liz says.
Gratitude for all of the unique opportunities she's received translated into a desire to give back to the organization that has given her so much.
Partnering with Gift Planning
About three years ago, Liz and her partner, Jeff, decided it was time to do some financial planning. As luck would have it, a member of the Gift Planning team had recently visited the pain clinic and Liz reached out to her for advice.
"I'm not a rich person, but I wanted to do something," Liz says.
In response to Children's Mercy investing in her through her education, contributing to her retirement plan and more, Liz knew she wanted the money she'd earned through her retirement plan to go back to the hospital.
"It's what the hospital invested in me."
Working with the Gift Planning team, Liz went online and changed the beneficiary designation of her IRA to Children's Mercy and describes the whole process as "extremely easy." About the donation, Liz says, "Children's Mercy invested so much in me. It seems normal that I should reciprocate."
Making Children's Mercy Your Charity of Choice is Easy
Children's Mercy is one of the leading nonprofit pediatric medical centers in the country, and the only children's hospital in the region. Bringing hope and healing to nearly 250,000 patients each year, regardless of their family's ability to pay takes highly trained pediatric specialists and caring professionals, like Liz, as well as the generous aid of our community. Designating Children's Mercy as a beneficiary of your retirement plan is a simple process. The Children's Mercy Gift Planning team is happy to assist you. Please give us a call (816) 701-4339.