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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.

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.

A financial endowment is a transfer of money or property to an institution with the stipulation that it be invested and the principal remain intact while the interest is used. This allows for the donation to have a much greater impact over a long period of time? because of compound interest?than if it were spent all at once.

Kim resides in Newport Beach with her husband, Jason, and their two daughters Olivia and Charlie. Grateful for her healthy children, Kim feels lucky to have CHOC in Orange County and considers it a valuable resource that is worthy of community support.

?Although dad is no longer with us, he loved to travel, enjoyed sports and really liked to exercise,? Kim says. Robert would certainly be proud that his daughter is supporting a program that encourages physical activity and helps children who have diabetes.

To learn more about endowment funds or other gift planning vehicles, please call Jeri Stathis, CSPG, CHOC Foundation at (714) 532-8690, or send an e-mail to jstathis@choc.org.


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