Creating Your Legacy

Wayne Donie and his late wife, Janet, have supported Cincinnati Children's for years. And they'll continue to provide for future generations with a planned gift.

Impacting Future Generations Today

We believe that small acts have tremendous impact. Few demonstrate this as perfectly as Wayne Donie and his late wife, Janet.

When they lost their son Peter shortly after birth, they turned their sorrow into hope for the future by looking for ways to support medical research and advance patient care—not only for infants, but for kids of all ages.

Their search brought them to Cincinnati Children’s.

“What you guys accomplish here is absolutely stellar and has worldwide impact,” Wayne shares. “The research being done is nothing short of miraculous.”

Since 1987, Wayne has donated to multiple areas within the medical center, including our Critical Care Building, Cancer and Blood Diseases Institute, Research Foundation and Cincinnati Fetal Care Center.

Because he wants his impact to reach as far as it possibly can, Wayne makes charitable transfers from his Individual Retirement Account to support hospital programs.

Wayne and his late wife were recently honored at our Dinner with Champions for their significant contributions over the years. His touching words at the dinner were a tribute to Janet and Peter: “God bless all who work at Cincinnati Children’s, as their work often has them addressing challenges few of us can even imagine.”

Wayne also included Cincinnati Children’s in his will, creating a lasting legacy of compassion and support for the kids and families who need it.

“The experts at Cincinnati Children’s are the epitome of professionalism,” Wayne says proudly. “I have every reason to continue giving.”

What Will Your Legacy Be?

Suzanne Rohlfs.

Your will has the power to provide for a child’s healthy future. For more information on how to make a gift in your will, contact Suzanne Rohlfs at 513-636-1192 or