Celebrating 70 Years of Service

Celebrating 70 Years of Service

We are grateful to the dedicated individuals who have contributed to the strength and resilience of CHC.

It all started from a Palo Alto nursery school in 1953 with eleven children, two staff, dedicated volunteers, and a bold vision. CHC founder and beloved neighborhood pediatrician, Esther B. Clark, MD, envisioned a place where families could find help for their children. 

CHC became a beacon of hope for families needing specialized support. Through the extraordinary perseverance of our leadership and volunteers, CHC now serves 20,000+ individuals annually through education programs, clinical services, and free programming and resources. 

We are deeply grateful to the former board members and leadership who have invested their time and treasure, making CHC an indispensable resource for generations to come.

Former CHC board members and volunteers

On August 29, 2023 former CHC board members and volunteers gathered to reminisce and reflect on their time at CHC. From right to left back row: CEO Dr. Ryan Eisenberg, former board members and board chairs: Pat MacGaraghan, Mark Gates, Cynthia Hockey, Susan Packard Orr. Front row: Elizabeth Wolf (late husband Hans Wolf, former board chair) Anne Dauer, former board member, Barbara Allhouse, Ambassador.

Esther B. Clark headshot
Esther B. Clark, MD, 1980
Founder of CHC

I got the idea, a little naive, to have an area in the world where any child’s needs would be provided for.

$70M for CHC’s 70th Anniversary

In advent of CHC’s 70th anniversary year (July 2023 – June 2024), the agency’s board of directors and close supporters joined together to celebrate CHC and ensure its long-term sustainability. CHC and all of the families we serve are eternally grateful for your unwavering support and generosity.

Courage ($1M and higher)

Anonymous (1)

Elizabeth and Bruce Dunlevie

Mary Jane (MJ) Elmore

Enlight Foundation

Elaine and Eric Hahn

Catherine and Kevin Harvey

John Kriewall and Betsy Haehl

Bren and Larry Leisure

Resonance Foundation for Children’s Health

Mindy and Jesse Rogers

Sand Hill Foundation


The Charles & Helen Schwab Foundation

The David and Lucile Packard Foundation

Yellow Chair Foundation

Connection ($100,000-$999,999)

Anonymous (1)

Suzanne and J Taylor Crandall

Floyd Family Foundation

Calla and Will Griffith

Merrilee Harris

Ruth Hauser Wu and Roger Wu

Eve and Ross Jaffe

Marissa and Robert Kagle

Anne and Ken Lawler

Living on the Go Foundation

Melinda and Rick Osterloh

Beckie and Neil Robertson

Madeleen and William Rosetti

Madeline and Isaac Stein

Mary and Mark Stevens

Elizabeth and George Still

Dianne and Tad Taube

Julie Terrell Hooper and William Hooper

TOSA Foundation

Jennifer and Theodore Ullyot

Rosalie Whitlock and Jim Wehrly

William and Evelyn Stokes Foundation

Compassion (Up to $99,999)

Maryan and Steve Ackley

Manisha Agrawal and Devesh Garg

Barbara Alhouse

Andrea L. Rich Foundation

Auxiliary, The Children’s Health Council

Julie and Jeffrey Brody

Naomi Chavez Peters and Christopher Peters

Ben and Lydia Choi

Quintilla and Peter Curran

Anne Dauer

Bill Draper

Gail and Robert Drewes

Elizabeth and Peter Dumanian

Ryan and Sindy Eisenberg

Glen and Janette Elliott

Eimear and David Fischer

Laura and John Fisher

Lulu and Larry Frye

Bobbie and Jamie Gates

Mark and Betsy Gates

Perri and Gary Guthrie

Jan and Peter Harris

Steve and Lorraine Heitel

Sally Hewlett

Mary and Glenn Johnson

Michael and Paige Kaplan

Jere and Bernard King

Wendy and Brad Kinstler

Lauren and Bradford Koenig

Marcia and Walter Kortschak

Laura and David Krane

Amy and Stephen Kwan

Edward Levine and Ikuko Ogihara

Joanna Martin

Tina McAdoo and Gordon Russell

Debra and Brant McCall

Patrick and Nancy McGaraghan

Linda and Anthony Meier

Anne Mellenthin

Renu Nanda and Sanj Goyle

Peter and Stephanie Oshman

Sandy Otellini

Jackie Reses and Matthew Apfel

Maeve and George Richard

Kim Roberts and Michael Laine

Gabriela and Javier Rojas

Barbara and Arnold Silverman

Elizabeth and Roger Sippl

Nicole Tempest Keller and Robert Keller

Stephen Turner

Andrew and Alice Valentine

Gretchen Von Gustlin and Paul Destefano

Care has been taken to provide an accurate report of all gifts received. For corrections, please contact advancement@chconline.org.