Mark and Melanie Payne’s story started like a storybook romance. They were college sweethearts. Mark was the captain of the UC Davis basketball team. Melanie was the captain of the UC Davis volleyball team. They were engaged after college graduation, married in 2012 and then moved to Europe to pursue Mark’s career as a [...]
UC Davis Children’s Hospital relies on people in our community to help create a place of healing and hope for the kids and their families. You don’t have to be a big corporation to make a big difference.
Here you’ll find news and stories about the generosity of donors and organizations that support UC Davis Children’s Hospital and the kids and families we serve.
These are the individuals, the families, the doctors, the corporations, the organizations and community members that help to ensure that every child gets the finest medical care – and every family receives the compassion and support they deserve. These are the miracle makers’ stories.
The 8th annual Credit Union SACTOWN Run generated more than $235,000 for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals across California and Nevada. A portion of the funds raised will support UC Davis Children’s Hospital. More than 2,000 runners entered the race this year. Almost half of those participating were credit union em [...]
For Will Davis, being a part of Children’s Miracle Network (CMN) is a legacy of love. It began with his dad, Dan Davis, who supported CMN for years before he passed away. Will has indeed followed in his father’s footsteps, but he has also carved his own path as he continues that “Davis dedication” to CMN and the childr [...]
Colorful is one way to describe him. From his past to his ink, there’s a vibrant story to be told about Wild Bill Hill. One of hell-raising, Harleys and Ed Hardy, but most of all … heart. Wild Bill, center back, presents a check to PICU staff at UC Davis Children's Hospital. For 17 years, Wild Bill has been raising m [...]
Spirit Halloween Superstores donates $73,878 to UC Davis Child Life and Creative Arts Therapy Department
As part of a nationwide corporate program by Spirit Halloween Superstores, local store operators Kirk and Shanda Pierce presented a check for $73,878 to the Child Life and Creative Arts Therapy Department at UC Davis. Members of their in-store teams were also on hand to celebrate this 2017 campaign fundraising total an [...]
Darrin Gilmore, far right, at the Red Carpet Black Tie Ball. As general manager of Gilmore Heating, Air, Solar, Darrin Gilmore is one busy guy. This family business, started by Darrin’s dad, John, continues to grow and expand. But despite this, Darrin has never lost sight of the “service” mentality he learned from hi [...]
Olivia Schlanger is the executive director of Davis Dance Marathon, held this year on Sunday, February 18 from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. in the UC Davis ARC Ballroom. Davis Dance Marathon is a 12-hour event that brings together the UC Davis community for a day of games, performances, dance lessons, arts/crafts, food and speec [...]
Zack Wandell is the man behind the Donut … or more accurately, the Donut Dash. In its 10th year, this Sacramento race through Land Park and to Marie’s Donuts supports Child Life programs at local hospitals. This is the third year UC Davis Children’s Hospital’s Child Life and Creative Arts Therapy Department has been in [...]
Tom Chandler started his journey with CMN as a donor and a CMN golf tournament attendee. But his interest and involvement has grown since those early days. He is now a CMN Business Council member, a vocal advocate for UC Davis Children’s Hospital and was co-chair of last year’s CMN Friendship Invita [...]
When it comes to money, Andrew Schaffer knows his stuff. As a Financial Assistant II with Addison Avenue Investment Services in Rocklin, a First Tech Federal Credit Union partner, he is in the business of money. But despite his comfort level with the subject, Andrew didn’t realize the lengths he would be willing to go [...]