The KempeSociety

A legacy of expert care for children and families. Join the exclusive group of supporters committed to the Kempe Foundation. 

Why JoinThe Kempe Society

We believe that every child should have the opportunity to grow in a safe, healthy and nurturing environment and seek to achieve that belief through these three primary activities:

  • Supporting Experts
  • Engaging with Communities
  • Advocating for Children

Common Waysto Give Through Planned Giving

Annual Giving: Donate cash, annuities, stocks and other securities

Beneficiary Designations: Allows freedom to transfer assets directly

Endowment Gifts: Give to an already established endowment that supports a specific program at Kempe or launch a new endowment

IRA Rollovers: Transfer funds directly while saving on taxes

Real Estate: Make a gift through property you own. We can take care of the evaluation, listing and sale of this property.

Wills and Living Trusts: A simple, flexible option to support our work through a gift in your will or living trust

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The Needto Join The Kempe Society


cases of child abuse and neglect annually reported in the country


estimated cost of child abuse and neglect

1 in 7

children experience child abuse or neglect

20 Years Less

is the average lifespan of victims of child abuse or neglect

Picture Yourselfas Part of Something Big

Below are the current Kempe Foundation endowments given through The Kempe Society.

The Richard D. Krugman Professorship in Child Abuse Policy, Practice, and Prevention

The holder of this endowment is intended for a professor in one or more of the Health Profession Schools on the CU Anschutz Medical Campus, and who embraces multidisciplinary research and practice and policy development within the wider state, national, and international community.

Walt F. and Georgia R. Imhoff Endowment Fund

To support the general operations of The Kempe Foundation and The Kempe Center. Walt and Georgia were champions of Kempe and this Endowment Fund is a tribute in their honor. They will always be in the hearts and minds of those dedicated to Kempe’s mission because of their love for children and desire to help those who have been abused and neglected.

The Jack and Viki Thompson Chair for Child Maltreatment and Family Health

First Endowed Chair in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Colorado, School of Medicine to support the prevention of child maltreatment. This is also the first endowed chair in pediatrics for child maltreatment in the country. The Jack and Viki Thompson Chair for Child Maltreatment and Family Health will allow The Kempe Center to continue its research, treatment services, and development of new programs to break the cycle of abuse.

The Helen M. McLoraine Kempe Children’s Foundation Endowment Fund

To support The Kempe Fostering Healthy Futures program which provides individual assessments, mentoring, advocacy, and therapeutic skills groups to preadolescent children in foster care.

The Berger Fellow

Dedicated to support the development of a future leader in the field of child abuse and neglect. The Berger Fellow supports the research, treatment, and program development activities at The Kempe Center to expand intervention programs for abused children.

Brandt F. Steele, MD Endowment Fund

To support intervention programs that prevent and treat child abuse and neglect at The Kempe Center.

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