Every gift has a story. There are many ways that our donors, employees, physicians, volunteers and other Henry Ford Health System stakeholders make a profound and meaningful difference in the lives of the patients we serve. Read about the incredible impact our supporters are having on our communities, research, education—and our world, through contributions of time and financial resources.
Richard Nodel received life-saving care at the Henry Ford Transplant Institute. Today he’s giving back to help other families in need of care.
Susan and David Shevrin received great care from Henry Ford and are committed to Detroit. They are supporting this work through their trust.
Elizabeth Gribble was grateful for the excellent care she received at Henry Ford during her double lung transplant.
Sudhakar Ezhuthachan, M.D. has achieved a lot in his career at Henry Ford Health System, and today he is giving back.
Gary Faber has many reasons to feel proud these days.
Through their philanthropy, Fred and Catherine Lavery are supporting elite, responsive care to benefit patients of Henry Ford Cancer Institute.
Sandy Keller and her husband Bob had a beautifully unique love story. When Bob was diagnosed with a brain tumor, Sandy promised that she’d always fight for patients with cancer.
Lisa Vallee-Smith and her husband were inspired to support patients and frontline caregivers as they fight COVID-19.
The Vera and Joseph Dresner Foundation supported Henry Ford Hospital’s unsung essential workers during COVID-19 with meal boxes for a day.
Gordon St. John is a long time patient of Henry Ford Health System. He pays it forward by giving to a variety of initiatives across the heath system.
Dan Bywalec and his company D & B Landscaping have a long history of working with—and giving back to—Henry Ford Health System.
Aida Mattei was a long-time Henry Ford Macomb Hospitals volunteer passed away in 2017, but left the health system an incredibly generous gift through her estate.
Grace Curtis, a 12-year-old student at Brownell Middle School in Grosse Pointe, is on a mission to help Henry Ford Health System patients who struggle with a cancer diagnosis.
The U CAN-CER VIVE Foundation, supported by the LaFontaine family, funds cancer research at Henry Ford Health System.
Lori Vest was grateful for Henry Ford Health System and Game On Cancer. Today she’s formed Team Tougher Together for fellow survivors to give back.
Ann Shaver credits physicians at Henry Ford’s Hermelin Brain Tumor Center with saving her life twice, and now she is giving back to say thank you.
Gratitude lead Terry Book to give back to fund the next generation of epilepsy research by Henry Ford’s Dr. Gregory Barkley.
Dominic and Lisa Cardillo have experienced more than their share of medical issues. Instead of dwelling, they are giving back to patients in need at Henry Ford Health System.
After Linda Hayman’s husband of 33 years passed away from Parkinson’s Disease, she set up a bequest at Henry Ford Health System to search for a cure.
Tracey Turnquist turned her gratitude for surviving cancer into a way to raise money for other cancer patients through fundraising with Game On Cancer.
Game On Cancer supports life-changing acupuncture sessions for patients like Michelle Magee.
Don Rodzik, a patient in Henry Ford Health System’s Department of Dermatology, was so grateful for his life-changing care that he and his wife have given a gift to ensure that more patients like him have access to these treatments.