Did you notice? It’s a small change, but one we hope will make a big impact, especially with potential donors who come across our cause through social media or search engines.
From the onset, our mission has been to raise funds for the extremely underfunded cancer research for children. So it only makes sense to add “Children’s” to our Endowment name.
CAROLINE SYMMES CHILDREN’S CANCER ENDOWMENT
We Have a New $1.5 Million Commitment at Riley Children’s Foundation
It took longer than we expected, but it was worth the wait!
A NEW SUMMER ... A NEW SUMMER INTERN!
MEET OUR 2021-2022 TEEN BOARD!
On June 13th, the Endowment’s Teen Board had a joint meeting ~ ending the current year and beginning the next one!
Liz Elkas, President and CEO (pictured above)
Karen Spataro, Chief Communications Officer at Riley Children’s Foundation spoke about the importance of fundraising for the Endowment in their individual and collective roles as teen board members.
We have said goodbye to 9 seniors,
but we are excited to see what our new Board is already doing!
(The executive committee board members are highlighted.)
We have high expectations!
Avon High School
Zainab Syed (returning for 2nd year); Chair, Marketing Committee
Kendall Claymon (returning for 2nd year); President
Natalie Symmes (new)
Carmel High School
Rhea Bhatia (new); Co-Chair Individual Fundraising Committee
Ella Konow (returning for 2nd year)
Franklin Central High School
Ryan Miller (returning for 2nd year)
Homestead High School
MaKayla Waugh (returning for 2nd year); Chair, Remote Committee
North Central High School
Sawyer Husain (returning for 3rd year)
Lucy Neal (returning for 3rd year); Secretary
Ella Self (new)
Keneisha Still (returning for 3rd year)
Emma Vermilion (returning for 3rd year)
Park Tudor School
Hannah Loewen (new); Co-Chair, Runway for Riley Committee
Hadley Murphy (new)
Katherine Queisser (new); Co-Chair, Runway for Riley Committee
Lara Rahman (new)
Rachel Shore (returning for 3rd year)
University High School
Ronelle Dorant (returning for 3rd year)
Gabe Mervis (returning for 2nd year); Chair, Merchandise Committee
Zionsville Community High School
Braden Dubash (new)
Teren Dubash (returning for 2nd year); Co-Chair Individual Fundraising Committee
Hannah Fulford (new)
WE ARE FORTUNATE TO HAVE YOU AS A DONOR!
We are excited to begin funding all childhood cancers through our newly established fund: Caroline Symmes Endowment for Pediatric Cancer Research at Riley Hospital for Children at Indiana University Health.
As we begin to contribute to our new fund, we need your help!
If you are able to, please consider making a donation.
You are helping us make a difference!
A Note from David and Libby
We wanted to let you know about a change within our family. It is with thoughtful consideration and mutual respect that we have made the difficult decision to end our marriage. Our priority will always be our children, Natalie and Sully, and to continue to raise them in a happy and loving environment.
We remain as dedicated as ever to this Endowment that we started together. With Caroline, we experienced first-hand the lack of critical funding needed to research childhood cancers. We made a promise to fight for Caroline, and we are committed to keeping that promise and taking this Endowment to new heights.
Although our decision comes with a great deal of sadness, we are comforted to be surrounded by the love and support of our friends and community.