We Did It!

Thanks to your generous support, we fulfilled a Richard M. Schulze Family Foundation $600,000 challenge grant by raising more than $670,000! 

The grant will fund a mobile CT scanner that will give physicians, working with critical care patients, faster access to imaging information that informs diagnosis and treatment plans for patients.

To receive the funds for the challenge grant, Gillette independently raised $600,000 between Oct. 18, 2017 and Aug. 1, 2018. Once that donation threshold was met, the Schulze Family Foundation awarded Gillette an additional $600,000 grant to “match” the challenge.

Come Celebrate!

In appreciation of your gift, the Gillette Children’s Foundation invites you to a reception to celebrate our successful fundraising campaign.

Thursday, September 27, 2018
5 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Meet in the 4th Floor Lobby of
Gillette Children’s Specialty Healthcare:
200 University Ave. E.
St. Paul, MN 55101

This will be a no-ask event with appetizers and hosted wine and beer. Valet and self-parking vouchers will be provided. Please visit this page for more information on parking and directions.

Please join the leadership of Gillette and the Richard M. Schulze Family Foundation as we celebrate your contribution and this important milestone.

Program Speakers:

Dennis Jolley, Foundation President
Patrick Graupman, MD, Pediatric Neurosurgeon
Ashlyn and Amanda Stombaugh, Gillette Patient and her Mother

RSVP by September 20, 2018
Bill Sales

Ashlyn's Story

Ashlyn sustained life-threatening injuries when a truck hit her family’s car. Doctors at Gillette Children’s Specialty Healthcare discovered severe swelling, bruising and bleeding in her brain, along with skull fractures and broken bones. Her parents feared for the worst, but prayed for the best, during her 12-day coma. When she awoke, they worried she would be different. They worried that her brain had sustained permanent damage. 

Ashlyn’s computed tomography (CT) scan was critical to diagnosing and treating her brain injury. Today we have a unique opportunity to deliver even faster imaging results by purchasing a mobile CT scanner. This cutting-edge piece of technology would directly benefit children recovering from a traumatic injury or major surgery by providing important diagnostic technology at the bedside or the operating table.

Why a Mobile CT Scanner?

A child who has just sustained a traumatic injury, or who is undergoing a complicated surgery, needs a CT scan right away. Instead of taking that child through long hallways and down an elevator to our imaging center, thus delaying their care, a mobile CT scanner could be transported to the operating room or the child’s bedside. When children are at their most vulnerable, time is of the essence.
A mobile CT scanner means care delivered more quickly.

What Does a Mobile CT Scanner Do?

In the operating room, a mobile CT scanner gives physicians immediate access to information that guides surgical decision-making. It provides 3D, diagnostic-quality images in real time, helping surgeons make well-informed decisions during complex procedures.

In a trauma setting, a mobile CT scanner can be transported right to a patient’s bedside. This is ideal for patients too medically fragile to transport elsewhere. A CT scan provides rapid and detailed information on organ and tissue injury so a well-founded care plan can be developed.


Janet Hallaway, Major Gifts Officer

Rachel Wobschall, Sr. Major Gifts Officer