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Meet miracle maker Bill Hagerty. By day, Bill helps individuals plan their futures through his work as a financial adviser with New York Life. In his spare time, he helps children and families at UC Davis Children’s Hospital have a healthy and bright future through his volunteer work with Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals.

We can do great things and save kids’ lives when we pull together! – Bill Hagerty

Bill has been involved with the UC Davis Children’s Hospital since 2010. As a member of Children’s Miracle Network at UC Davis Business Advisory Council, he helps connect local area businesses to the life-saving mission of the hospital through fundraising and volunteerism.  We met up with Bill after a recent business advisory council meeting to chat about his involvement with UC Davis Children’s Hospital.

There are so many good causes, why do you choose to support UC Davis Children’s Hospital?

Hagerty with family

Bill with his wife and seven children.

My passion for children’s health comes from my own experience of having seven healthy children of my own. I’ve been truly blessed, and I haven’t had to endure the heartache of long-term illness or injury to one of my own.  I’m so grateful and appreciative for that. A simple way to honor my good fortune and family is to give back those who aren’t so fortunate, and dedicating my volunteer time to UC Davis Children’s Hospital does that. Every child deserves the chance of living a healthy life.

What is your favorite memory while supporting UC Davis Children’s Hospital?

Bill with the Love Family

Bill with Christina and Emily Love at 2016 CMN Friendship Invitational.

During my time serving on the UC Davis Business Advisory Council, I’ve had the opportunity to meet many of the children who have been treated at the hospital. One who particularly touched my heart is Emily Love.

Emily was diagnosed with leukemia in February 2012, when she was just 2½ years old. The youngest of five children, Emily is strong and feisty, but the trials of daily treatments can take their toll. Emily has melted our hearts with her perseverance through pain, and we’ve been able to watch – and participate in – her amazing journey with the help of Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals.

CMN helps fund activities that provide moments of joy and normality for hundreds of children like Emily that are hospitalized at UC Davis Children’s Hospital.

Emily’s Story

How has being involved with UC Davis Children’s Hospital changed you and your family’s life?


New York Life donates to UC Davis Children’s Hospital.

Being involved with the hospital has given my family an opportunity to give back by helping with events and seeing the kids who really benefit from the help of others. It’s such a great team to be a part of!

When I volunteer, I am reminded of how grateful I am to be associated with such an incredible group of caring and professional people. This is what community is all about – it is excellent.

There are many excellent causes today, but investing in UC Davis Children’s Hospital is very special because you are helping children and families today, tomorrow and forever.

Bill Hagerty Contact Information
Bill Hagerty ChFC, CLU
Financial Adviser, New York Life
916-774-6262 Office |   | mwhagerty@NYL.comail

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