As a longtime Phoenix Children’s supporter, Susan Frank has seen the impact her generosity has had on children and families. So it was an easy decision to include a gift to Phoenix Children’s in her will.

“It will be a wonderful legacy,” she says.

Frank is a member of the Phoenix Children's Foundation Legacy Society, a group of our most committed supporters. Each has included a gift to Phoenix Children’s in their will or other estate plan. They have come together to help fund the research that will lead us to more innovation, earlier diagnoses, less-invasive treatments and more cures than any of us ever thought possible. And that means a future where children heal, grow and thrive.  

A champion for children's health

In 1992, Frank moved to Phoenix to take a position at Desert Financial Credit Union. Desert Financial funds Phoenix Children’s 1 Darn Cool School, which allows children to continue their education while they’re in the hospital. 

“I was surprised to learn that one of the most stressful things for children in the hospital is worrying about falling behind at school,” she says. “Right away, I thought that was a fantastic initiative that I wanted to support. Because it’s not just medical care these children need.”

Since then, Frank has been a champion for children's health. In addition to being a member of the Legacy Society, she has been a volunteer at telethons and radiothons and has provided ongoing annual support.

Phoenix Children's Legacy Society member Susan Frank presents a check from Desert Financial Credit Union to Phoenix Children's.
Legacy Society member Susan Frank presents a check from her employer, Desert Financial Credit Union, to Phoenix Children's.

Join the Legacy Society

If you’ve been thinking about updating your will or other estate plan, please consider including a gift to Phoenix Children’s. You can leave most of your assets to your family and reserve a small percentage for charity. Every gift of any amount matters to our young patients. 

A gift in your will or other estate plan is deeply meaningful but doesn't have to be complicated. To learn more about how to include Phoenix Children's in your estate plan, download our free estate planning guide or contact our gift planning team at 602-933-3870 or

“We need to take care of each other, especially when it comes to children,” Frank says. “If not me, then who? I would like to be remembered as a good person, a kind person who cared about others. I can’t think of anyone more deserving than those kids at Phoenix Children’s.”

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