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Kate Webster


Kate Webster

Kate Webster

Kate Webster's extraordinary wisdom and her generous giving of time will forever influence Seattle Children's. Her commitment and trust in our hospital and her love for her family led her to make an ultimate gift - a Charitable Remainder Trust (CRT) with the income going to her children.

In 1963, Kate was asked to join Seattle Children's board of trustees - "I was surprised and delighted," she says. As the daughter of two physicians, hospitals were second nature. Fascinated by the close connection that the board had with the medical staff and its dedicated support of guilds statewide, Kate says she "soaked it up."

In 1970 she became chair of the board and says it was the most interesting job she could possibly have had. Highlights of her term include formalizing an affiliation with the University of Washington Medical School, launching the first $25 million building campaign in the hospital's history, and restructuring Children's administration, which led to the recruitment in 1979 of Seattle Children's first President and CEO, Treuman Katz.

Through the years Kate's leadership has continued to serve Seattle Children's well. After the death of her husband she says she suddenly felt that she was mortal after all and began to research estate planning. She established a CRT to help support the loves of her life - her children and Seattle Children's Hospital. "My children greatly appreciate the additional income, of course. The CRT provided great benefits for everyone," she says. For Kate it was a natural progression. "It's been fun. I've really enjoyed all of it."

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