Clara Driscoll Society

Linking the Past with Our Future

Clara Driscoll

"Clara Driscoll began a tradition of giving that continues today."

It is because of a planned gift that Driscoll Children’s Hospital is in existence today. Through foresight and planning, Clara Driscoll planned her estate so Driscoll Children’s Hospital would be created.

"It is my purpose . . . to create an endowment . . .to provide funds for . . . a free clinic and hospital for crippled, maimed and diseased children . . . who are unable financially to secure the desired assistance in their infirmities."

With this single bequest, motivated by her deep and compassionate desire to care for sick children, Clara Driscoll began a tradition of giving that continues today. She has made Driscoll Children’s Hospital an eloquent reminder of the impact of one person’s planning.

Driscoll Children’s Hospital has created the Clara Driscoll Society to honor individuals who establish partnerships with the hospital that will strengthen its ability to help children far into the future.


Everyone is accorded membership in the Clara Driscoll Society if they:

  • Provide a gift to Driscoll Children's Hospital through a will or living trust
  • Name the hospital as a beneficiary or owner of a life insurance policy, savings, brokerage or retirement account
  • Establish a life income gift, such as a charitable remainder trust or charitable gift annuity.


Gifts may be unrestricted to aid the hospital’s greatest needs or directed to a donor’s specific area of interest.

Your society membership includes special insider information, exclusive invitations and named acknowledgement in our annual honor roll of donors and on our donor wall.

If you have already included Driscoll Children’s Hospital Development Foundation, Inc. in your estate plans, please let us know by calling us at (361) 694-6405 or filling out our Future Gift Intention Form. We would be pleased to recognize you in the Clara Driscoll Society. We would like to assist you in making certain your intentions will be carried out and would like the opportunity to thank you.

Future Gift Intention Form

If you would like more information on the Clara Driscoll Society, please contact Sean Pieri, Vice President of Development, at (361) 694-6405 or