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Donor Spotlight:  Barbara and Jim Parks

Donor Spotlight:

Barbara and Jim Parks

In the summer of 1991, Barbara and Jim Parks sent their son, Wade, away for the first time in his life. The Texas couple enrolled their teenage son in a summer program at the Institute of Logopedics, now Heartspring, in Wichita.

Wade had a diagnosis of cerebral palsy, but that didn’t stop him from enjoying life and the people around him. His family heard of the Institute, and after much deliberation, decided the services offered would be helpful for their son. While he was there, he went to school, received therapies and went on a number of fun outings. The experience really made a big impact on Wade.

“He had changed,” Jim said. “He was much more mature. He had developed more maturity that summer than in any year prior to that.”

Barbara and Jim shared that Wade improved in social interactions and handling instructions.

The next summer, Wade had a seizure and passed away. Even after Wade’s death, Barbara and Jim continued to support Heartspring and its mission, but more than 20 years later, they decided they wanted to make an even bigger impact with a gift of $25,000 to the organization. It was something the couple had been planning for a long time.

“We’ve had a special place for Heartspring.” Jim said. “We felt like the staff met Wade where he was and worked to help him develop what he had. It was pretty individualized.”

Their gift will support new curriculum and educator training. This will help ensure students continue to receive individualized education from well-trained professionals. Their generosity will also allow for new technology on campus, by providing SMART Tables, an educational device that gives students a new, hands-on way to learn. Barbara and Jim said they particularly liked the social interaction the tables encourage.

To honor Wade, they have arranged for a plaque in the memorial and tribute courtyard. His name will always be a part of Heartspring. People in years to come will know about Wade, and the impact he and his family made on the organization. Barbara and Jim hope their gift will continue that standard of care and instruction so children can grow, just like Wade did.

In the summer of 1991, Barbara and Jim Parks sent their son, Wade, away for the first time in his life. The Texas couple enrolled their teenage son in a summer program at the Institute of Logopedics, now Heartspring, in Wichita.

Wade had a diagnosis of cerebral palsy, but that didn’t stop him from enjoying life and the people around him. His family heard of the Institute, and after much deliberation, decided the services offered would be helpful for their son. While he was there, he went to school, received therapies and went on a number of fun outings. The experience really made a big impact on Wade.  READ MORE

Past Donor Spotlights:

Lattner Family Foundation

Last year, a grant from the Lattner Family Foundation helped provide free and reduced price therapies to children with developmental disabilities and delays served through Heartspring’s Pediatric Services.   READ MORE

Donor Spotlight:

Lattner Family Foundation

Last year, a grant from the Lattner Family Foundation helped provide free and reduced price therapies to children with developmental disabilities and delays served through Heartspring’s Pediatric Services. Funding support from generous donors such as the Lattner Family Foundation provides all children with the services they need regardless of their families’ ability to pay. The Lattner Family Foundation and former Forrest C. Lattner Foundation’s legacy of generosity and philanthropic support has funded a number of projects and programs across the Heartspring campus for the past several decades. Thank you for your long-standing partnership with Heartspring!

Women of Wichita Charitable Foundation

Heartspring was grateful to receive a generous gift of $10,000 from the Women of Wichita Charitable Foundation (WOW), which helped fund the Heartspring Pediatric Services Outdoor Therapeutic Environment Shade Project.   READ MORE

Donor Spotlight:

Women of Wichita Charitable Foundation

Heartspring was grateful to receive a generous gift of $10,000 from the Women of Wichita Charitable Foundation (WOW), which helped fund the Heartspring Pediatric Services Outdoor Therapeutic Environment Shade Project. The Outdoor Therapeutic Environment helps children served gain critical skills in a fun, whimsical, interactive therapeutic play environment nestled in and around a fully accessible treehouse. Adding shaded areas to the Outdoor Therapeutic Environment supplies vital sun screen safety, expands the timeframe throughout the year in which the therapeutic environment can be used, and will enable the therapeutic environment to become a certified outdoor classroom. What else can we say but WOW, thank you!

Heartspring Giving Societies

Being a part of one of our giving societies means you have made a lasting impression on Heartspring and the families and children we serve. Heartspring recognizes giving societies that acknowledge and celebrate the remarkable difference our generous donors make each year.

Palmer Society


The Palmer Society recognizes individuals and organizations whose leadership is vital to the future of Heartspring and the families we serve. Palmer Society members have given $10,000 or more in fiscal year 2015-2016.

President's Circle


President’s Circle members have made an impact on the lives of children with special needs by giving $250 to $9,999 in fiscal year 2015-2016 or have reached the lifetime giving level of $50,000 or more.

Lifetime Donors


These individuals and organizations have made a long-term commitment to Heartspring and its mission. Palmer Lifetime Giving Society members have given $500,000 or more and President’s Circle members gave $50,000 or more.

Palmer Society

The Palmer Society recognizes individuals and organizations whose leadership is vital to the future of Heartspring and the families we serve. Palmer Society members have given $10,000 or more in fiscal year 2015-2016.

* Indicates members who have reached the lifetime giving level of $500,000 or more.

Palmer Society - Diamond

$50,000+


  • *Sigma Alpha Sorority Foundation
  • *Spirit AeroSystems Good Neighbor Fund

Palmer Society - Platinum

$25,000+


  • *Combined Federal Campaign
  • Mr. and Mrs. Jim T. Parks
  • Rouback Family Foundation

Palmer Society - Gold

$10,000+


  • Alpha Iota Sorority
  • Anonymous
  • Beach Family Foundation
  • Delta Dental
  • *Epsilon Sigma Alpha - Kansas State Council
  • Mr. and Mrs. E. Stanley Guyer
  • *Kansas Health Foundation
  • *Kappa Alpha Theta Foundation
  • I.A. O'Shaughnessy Foundation
  • Clara L. Shumway Charitable Trust
  • *Earl C. & Elizabeth Toutz Charitable Trust

President's Circle

President’s Circle members have made an impact on the lives of children with special needs by giving $250 to $9,999 in fiscal year 2015-2016 or have reached the lifetime giving level of $50,000 or more.

* Indicates members who have reached the lifetime giving level of $50,000 or more.

President's Circle - Silver

$5,000+


  • Mr. and Mrs. Richard Buchanan
  • *Cargill Cares
  • Cox Communications Inc.
  • *Nellie F. Estes Trust
  • Gladys M. Evans Trust
  • Ms. Deborah John
  • Logan's Ladder Autism Foundation
  • The George K. Robb and Viella E. Robb Endowment Fund
  • Spirit Aerosystems
  • Stover's Restoration Inc
  • Textron Aviation
  • Textron Aviation Employees Uplift Fund
  • *Union Pacific Foundation
  • Dwane L. and Velma Lunt Wallace Charitable Foundation

President's Circle - Bronze

$1,000+


  • Mr. and Mrs. Paul Ashley
  • Mr. Georges Ausseil
  • AXA Foundation
  • The Barton Charitable Foundation, Inc.
  • Bearded Monkey Social Club
  • Belin Foundation
  • *The Berry Foundation
  • Mr. Dean Bergman
  • Mr. Bradley Bockus
  • Bomhoff Foundation
  • Mr. and Mrs. Brian Brubaker
  • Mr. and Mrs. Brian Bruce
  • Mr. Patrick Buckles
  • Mr. and Mrs. C. Robert Buford
  • Mr. and Mrs. Tom Butz
  • Mr. and Mrs. Amos Cape
  • Chevron Matching Employee Funds
  • Coleman Employees' Community Fund, Inc.
  • Mr. and Mrs. Zach Cooper
  • Cornejo & Sons Inc.
  • Davis-Moore Automotive, Inc.
  • DJA Financial Aid Services, Inc.
  • Mrs. Shirley J. Ellis
  • *Emprise Bank
  • Explorer Elementary School
  • Fahnestock Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc.
  • Fidelity Bank
  • Mr. and Mrs. Michael B. Flores
  • Foulston Siefkin LLP
  • General Mills Box Tops for Education
  • Global Parts Inc
  • Mr. and Mrs. J. Duane Guyer
  • Mr. Jeff H. Heise
  • International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 271
  • INTRUST Bank
  • Professor Fran & Geri Jabara Fund, Inc.
  • Johnson's Garden Center
  • Mr. and Mrs. Richard M. Kerschen
  • The Kirschner Trusts
  • Knights of Columbus Council #10408
  • Knights of Columbus Council #11692
  • Mrs. Karri Knox Wolken
  • Mr. and Mrs. Mark Koehring
  • Carlos and Laurie Labarca
  • Mr. and Mrs. Darren Laybourn
  • Learjet Employees Care Fund
  • Mr. and Mrs. Greg Leyendecker
  • Mr. and Mrs. Howard K. Loomis
  • Mr. and Mrs. Peter Lubin
  • McClelland Sound Inc.
  • Microsoft Matching Gifts Program
  • *H. G. Miller Trust
  • Mrs. Julie Noller
  • Mr. and Mrs. Robert Panicali
  • Dr. Wayne Piersel and Dr. Theresa M. Bahns
  • Plymouth Congregational Church
  • Mr. George Saghbene
  • Mr. Christopher S. Shank and Ms. Anna Anderson
  • Mr. Monte W. Shaw
  • Mr. and Mrs. F. Robert Smith
  • Mr. and Mrs. Daniel J. Stecklein
  • Mr. and Mrs. David Stupay
  • Textron Financial Corporation
  • Textron Matching Gift Program
  • Mr. and Mrs. Ross G. Tidemann
  • UMB Charitable Trusts and Foundations
  • *United Way Of The Plains
  • USI Insurance Services LLC
  • Valassis Giving Committee
  • Vornado Air, LLC
  • Wescon Controls
  • *Westar Energy
  • Mr. William J. White
  • Mr. and Mrs. Pete Williams, Jr.
  • Mr. and Mrs. Pete Williams, Sr.
  • Worthington Cylinders
  • Mr. and Mrs. Matthew Wunderlich
  • Stephen Paul Wunsch Foundation for Young Musicians

President's Circle - Copper

$500+


  • Allen, Gibbs & Houlik, L.C.
  • AutoCraft, Inc
  • AXA Financial Advisors
  • Mr. and Mrs. Francis Baalmann
  • Bethel Life Center, INC.
  • BKD
  • Mr. and Mrs. Jeff Barrett
  • Mr. and Mrs. Dane Becker
  • Bluestem Insurance Group LLC
  • Mr. Tom Bookhout
  • Mr. and Mrs. Glenn Bowman
  • Ms. Bonnie W. Chow
  • City of Wichita
  • Mrs. L. Alice Collister
  • Commerce Bank of Wichita
  • Mr. and Mrs. Christopher Cordes
  • William L. Crow Charitable Trust
  • Mrs. Tara Czepiel
  • Mr. and Mrs. Dean DeVries
  • Mr. and Mrs. John A. Engels
  • Mrs. Rose Marie Galante
  • Mr. and Mrs. Phil Garrison
  • James Garvey Family Charitable Trust
  • Mr. and Mrs. Donald J. Glenn
  • Mrs. Kathleen Hankins
  • Mr. and Mrs. John Hoffman
  • Mr. and Mrs. Alan D. Howarter
  • Mr. and Mrs. Dan Hubbell
  • Iroquois Valley Harmonizers
  • JEMCO Properties, LLC.
  • Mr. and Mrs. Frederick E. Johnston, III
  • Mr. and Mrs. Mark Keeny
  • Dr. Robert Kenyon
  • Knights of Columbus Council #6761
  • Knights of Columbus Council #7485
  • Knipp Equipment, Inc.
  • Kroger
  • KWCH-TV Channel 12
  • Mr. and Mrs. Kendall E. McDaniel
  • Mr. and Mrs. William Matthews
  • Mr. Kenneth Millsap
  • Mr. Adam Mott
  • Mr. and Mrs. Craig Noah
  • NuStar Energy
  • Mr. Alberto Oliverii
  • Dr. Gilbert Omido
  • Mr. and Mrs. Steven Owens
  • Mr. and Mrs. Jay Prater
  • Poet Ethanol Products
  • Dr. and Mrs. Bennett Radford
  • Mr. and Mrs. David M. Rapp
  • Mr. and Mrs. Kevin Rau
  • Rose Hill Bank
  • Dr. Marq Sams
  • Mr. Bob Schuster and Ms. Dixie Larson
  • ServiceMaster Clean In A Wink
  • Mr. and Mrs. Pat Short
  • Triple C Investments, LLC
  • Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Wilhelm
  • Mr. and Mrs. Jeremiah J. Williamson
  • Mrs. Amanda Wilson
  • Mrs. Judi Yoder
  • Mr. and Mrs. Roger Zellers

President's Circle - Crystal

$240+


  • Accessible Home Health, Inc.
  • Aflac
  • Mr. Jon & Paula Allen / Ia Operating, Inc.
  • Alpha Iota Des Moines Alumnae
  • Alpha Iota District 5
  • Alpha Iota of Grand Rapids
  • Alpha Iota Spokane Alumnae
  • Alpha Iota Wichita Alumnae
  • Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey D. Bachelder
  • Baird Foundation, INC.
  • Mrs. Michelle Betschart
  • Ms. Jane Blasi
  • Mrs. Cecilia J. Bramblett
  • Mr. and Mrs. Bob Broeckelman
  • Mr. and Mrs. Matthew Burgardt
  • Carlos O'Kelly's
  • Cocoa Dolce Artisan Chocolate
  • Dandurand Drug Co Inc.
  • Mr. and Mrs. Michael Dandurand
  • Mrs. Paula Delmore
  • Mr. and Ms. Kent Dent
  • Mr. and Mrs. Shawn P. Devlin
  • Mr. and Mrs. Danny Dixon
  • Mr. and Mrs. David J. Dorf
  • Mrs. Kerrie Dupont
  • Epsilon Sigma Alpha - Beta Epsilon Chapter
  • Epsilon Sigma Alpha - Gamma Omicron Chapter
  • Mr. John Exline
  • Ms. Sarah Fischer
  • Mr. and Mrs. Roger B. Fitch
  • Mr. Pat Fitzgerald and Ms. Ruth Abbott
  • Mr. and Mrs. Justin Forte
  • Mr. and Mrs. Josh Free
  • Mr. and Mrs. Ronald French
  • Mrs. Helen E. Galloway
  • Gamma Phi Beta - Beta Chi Chapter
  • Ms. Katie Garrett
  • Mr. Dominic Gauna
  • Mr. Barry George
  • Mrs. Tammy Gooch
  • Greater Horizons
  • Mr. and Mrs. Doug Henning
  • Mr. and Mrs. Shawn Hilferty
  • Mr. Robert Hotaling
  • Mr. and Mrs. Gregg Howell
  • Innovative Construction Services, Inc
  • Mr. and Mrs. Thomas John
  • Johnson & Johnson Matching Gifts Program
  • Mr. and Mrs. Cole Johnson
  • Mrs. Pam Kirtley
  • Samantha and Steve Klayson
  • Mr. and Mrs. Patrick Klein
  • Mr. Joshua Koehn
  • Mr. and Mrs. Brett Kreutzer
  • Laham Family Foundation
  • Mr. Dennis Law
  • Mrs. Autumn Lawson
  • Mr. and Mrs. Christian Lehr
  • Mr. and Mrs. Jeff Lucke
  • Mr. and Mrs. Yousif J. Mahmoud
  • Mr. Ricardo Maldonado
  • Mr. and Mrs. Mario M. Mangino
  • Mr. and Mrs. John H. Mastio
  • Dr. Bassam Mattar
  • Mr. and Mrs. Cuy Mauck
  • Mrs. Darlene Mauldin
  • Mr. and Mrs. Mark McFadden
  • Mr. and Mrs. Michael McLain
  • Mr. and Mrs. Scott McMullen
  • Ms. Hilda J. A. Milham
  • Mr. and Mrs. John Parsons
  • Mr. and Mrs. Matt Raper
  • Mr. and Mrs. John E. Rapp
  • Ms. Michelle Ruffin-Stein
  • Mr. George L. Sevick
  • Sigma Alpha Sorority Eta Omega
  • Ms. Mary L. Smith
  • Smithfield
  • Mr. and Mrs. James H. Stevens
  • Mr. Richard Stevens
  • Mr. and Mrs. David P. Tillemans
  • Mr. Brian Turpin
  • WSM Industries
  • Mr. and Mrs. Dale E. Wiggins
  • Mr. and Mrs. Jason Winkler

Lifetime Donors

These individuals and organizations have made a long-term commitment to Heartspring and its mission. Palmer Lifetime Giving Society members have given $500,000 or more and President’s Circle members gave $50,000 or more.

Palmer Society

 

$500,000+


  • *Forrest C. Shaklee
  • *J.E. and L.E. Mabee Foundation, Inc.
  • *Kenneth J. Wagnon Foundation
  • *Sigma Alpha Sorority Foundation
  • *Kappa Alpha Theta Foundation
  • *Cessna Foundation
  • *Forrest C. Lattner Foundation, Inc.
  • *Women's Council of Heartspring
  • *Rouback Family Foundation
  • *Garvey Kansas Foundation
  • *Housing & Urban Development of Kansas
  • *Epsilon Sigma Alpha - Kansas State Council
  • *Chi Sigma National Sorority
  • *National Federation of Grandmother Clubs of America
  • *Koch Industries, Inc.
  • *Bank of America Foundation
  • *Boeing Company of Wichita
  • *The Kresge Foundation

President's Circle

 

$50,000+


  • *Spirit AeroSystems Good Neighbor Fund
  • *Employees Community Fund of Boeing Wichita
  • *Lola B. Herren Estate
  • *Percy W. Thirtle
  • *Anonymous
  • *Earl C. & Elizabeth Toutz Charitable Trust
  • *Heartspring Special Events
  • *Donald Muir Trust
  • *Vertie L. Davis
  • *Pew Charitable Trusts
  • *Clara L. Shumway Charitable Trust
  • *Coleman Company Charitable Trust, Inc.
  • *Velma Wallace
  • *Florence Astle Testamentary Trust
  • *Nellie F. Estes Trust
  • *Anonymous
  • *Richard E. Brown Estate
  • *Alpha Iota Sorority (National)
  • *Margaret Wetzler Estate
  • *I.A. O'Shaughnessy Foundation
  • *K.T. Wiedemann Foundation, Inc.
  • *Clarence Coleman
  • *Jess B. Whitson
  • *INTRUST Bank Charitable Trust
  • *Frank L. Carney
  • *Gladys M. Evans Trust
  • *Angus L. Robertson Revocable Trust
  • *Ruth L. Brown Estate
  • *Combined Federal Campaign
  • *The Great River City Duck Race
  • *Homa Wood Unitrust
  • *H. G. Miller Trust
  • *Carl Rohwer Trust
  • *Donald L. Cordes
  • *Edna M. Hood Estate
  • *Stelbar Oil Corporation
  • *Anonymous
  • *Bombardier Aerospace, Learjet, Inc.
  • *United Way Of The Plains
  • *Ralph LaBounty Trust
  • *Fred Michel
  • *TW Pierce F. Lippman Trust
  • *Merlin R. Marlow Estate
  • *Shirley J. Ellis
  • *Anonymous
  • *Kansas Health Foundation
  • *Pizza Hut, Inc.
  • *The Berry Foundation
  • *Western Resources Foundation
  • *Blanche Helm Estate
  • *Helen Angeledes - Estate
  • *Marjorie I Meyer Restated Living Trust
  • *Daniel J. Taylor
  • *Kenneth J. Wagnon
  • *Kansas Society for Crippled Children
  • *Lois P. Hansen Charitable Trust
  • *Thomas R. Devlin
  • *Goebel Family - Star Lumber Charitable Trust
  • *Washington DC Community Health Charities
  • *Victor Murdock Fund
  • *William W. Michael
  • *Union Pacific Foundation
  • *Robert A. Geist
  • *Wil-Ken Enterprises, Inc.
  • *Cargill Cares
  • *Spirit AeroSystems, Inc.
  • *Wichita Greyhound Charities, Inc.
  • *E. Stanley Guyer
  • *Charles S. Selmon
  • *Sarabell Snider
  • *Russell W. Meyer
  • *Anonymous
  • *Cessna Aircraft Company
  • *Emprise Bank
  • *S. M. and Laura Brown Charitable Trust
  • *Anita L. Jones
  • *Lawrence M. Jones
  • *Mary Lynn Oliver
  • *Westar Energy
  • *Kathleen Walsh
  • *A. S. Ritchie
  • *Clark T Snider
  • *John T. Preston
  • *Washington Mutual Foundation Matching Gifts Program
  • *Earl W. Parsons
  • *Goldsmith's, Inc.

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