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Securing the Future
Securing the Future is a bi-annual publication of the CHOC Foundation highlighting estate gifts. It features long-time donors and explains how their charitable gifts have supported the hospital through testamentary gifts, legacy planning, and retirement income planning.

COVER STORY :
Endowment Benefits Children With Diabetes
Thanks to the $100,000 endowment created by The Robert & Helga Pralle Family Foundation, thousands of Orange County children who have diabetes will benefit tremendously from CHOC?s diabetes program.

Endowments are a perfect way to provide continued support for vital programs at CHOC. The Pralle?s daughter, CHOC Glass Slipper Guild member Kim Krotts, is a board member of The Robert & Helga Pralle Family Foundation. She designated funds to establish the first endowment for CHOC?s diabetes program.

According to Kim, supporting a vital program while leaving a legacy was an easy decision. ?After touring CHOC and meeting with Dr. Susan Clark, medical director of CHOC?s diabetes program, I felt that creating an endowment was a great way to support an important program forever. Diabetes doesn?t get as much support as other programs, and it is a growing epidemic,? she says.

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Message from the Vice President Message from the Vice President
Donating to endowed chairs gives you the opportunity to contribute to a worthwhile cause, while enjoying the knowledge that you have contributed to a physician who elevates patient care for Orange County?s children.
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On September 19, 2007 CHOC opened its brand-new, state-of-the-art Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) and Cardiovascular Intensive Care Unit (CVICU) on the sixth floor.
Endowments Provide a Permanent Source of Income for CHOC Endowments Provide a Permanent Source of Income for CHOC
Our financial needs are constant and always growing. To ensure the stability and future success of CHOC, you may want to consider the benefits of an endowed fund, which would support one of our many programs or centers of excellence. But have you ever wondered how an endowment actually works?
Make Your Gift Count: Make Your Gift Count:
The end of the year is a time to reflect on the past and anticipate all that the future holds. ?Tis the season that the philanthropist in all of us emerges. We are grateful for the blessings and good fortune of our family, and we wish to share with those individuals and causes that need our support.
It's Never Too Early to Show Support It's Never Too Early to Show Support
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