Dell Children’s Medical Center is proud to announce a $1 million philanthropic gift from Kendra Scott.
Kendra Scott is making the gift to the Dell Children’s Foundation HERE Campaign, an effort dedicated to providing world-class medical care to pediatric patients at Dell Children’s. The generous gift from Kendra Scott, LLC is being matched by Kendra Scott personally for a total of $1M in support. Dell Children’s Foundation is spearheading the philanthropic efforts to accelerate the continued growth at Dell Children’s to keep children and families in our community for care by providing the highest quality advanced specialty care and services in Central Texas. The HERE Campaign is the largest philanthropic effort in Dell Children’s history and the support given by Kendra Scott is invaluable.
A portion of the gift will create a Child Life Event Center at Dell Children’s. The space will allow for virtual and in-person activities, providing pediatric patients a creative, fun and safe place allowing children and families to enjoy the beautiful space during medical treatment. In recognition of this gift, Dell Children’s will name the redesigned space the “Kendra Scott Child Life Event Center.”
“Play is truly an important part of the healing process, and this generous gift will elevate our Child Life program so that patients in our care experience the joy of play.” said Kim Stephens, Director of Child Life at Dell Children’s.
“Community investment has always been vital to health care growth. As the population increases, so do the needs of our community. We must be there to meet those needs, and we cannot do it alone. It requires partnership and investment from the community,” explained Susan Hewlitt, Executive Director of the Dell Children’s Foundation. “We are honored by Kendra Scott’s unwavering support for Dell Children’s patients and families for more than 12 years. Her gift and commitment to the Dell Children’s mission is invaluable.”
Over the years, Kendra Scott has worked closely with Dell Children’s to help patients and their family members through long hospital days. They’ve hosted both virtual and in-person monthly Kendra Cares Color Bar® events for patients and their caregivers, brought new life and comfort to a treatment room for children who are undergoing medical care and often spend an entire day there, funded a full-time Art Therapist who specializes in non-medicinal healing and pain management techniques, and annually support the Dell Children’s Ball.
“As a mom of three boys, I am so thankful to have Dell Children’s in Central Texas to provide pediatric patients and families unparalleled care, ” said Kendra Scott, Founder and Executive Chairwoman at Kendra Scott. “I am excited for the Kendra Scott Child Life Event Center to bring creativity, joy and a smile to children and families when they need it most, and to continue to support the Dell Children’s Hospital during the HERE Campaign as they can continue to create good in the world.”
To learn more about the Dell Children’s HERE Campaign and to make a gift to support our work visit supportdellchildrens.org/here.