Walters Legacy Society

Miami Children’s Hospital Foundation (now Nicklaus Children's Hospital Foundation) founder Ambassador David M. Walters faced the tragic loss of his 6-year-old granddaughter Shannon Joy which changed the course of his life. His self-sacrifice and perseverance helped establish one of the nation’s top pediatric medical facilities, making it possible for children to receive world-class healthcare without leaving Florida. 

With the support of expert physicians, a dedicated staff and a caring community, Ambassador Walters devoted his life to raising the funds necessary to expand, improve and support the medical facilities and programs at Nicklaus Children’s Hospital until his retirement in 2002. Ambassador Walters continued his mission as a volunteer until his death in 2005. 

Nicklaus Children's Hospital Foundation continues Ambassador Walters’ dream of supporting a world-class pediatric medical facility through its fundraising efforts. 

Make A Difference today

We invite you to join us to help keep Ambassador Walters’ dream alive by becoming a member of Walters Legacy Society and including Nicklaus Children’s Hospital in your philanthropic planning. We are available to work with you and your advisors to design a charitable gift plan that addresses a number of planning and tax issues, while enabling Nicklaus Children’s Hospital Foundation to fund world-class care at Nicklaus Children’s Hospital. You and your family will be forever recognized for your commitment and generosity. 

In recognition of a planned gift you will receive the following:

- Your name included on the hospital Donor Recognition wall as well as the Honor Roll of Donors in foundation

- Invitations to special events and lectures sponsored by the hospital and foundation

- Walters Legacy Society certificate and gift of appreciation

- The deep satisfaction in knowing your gift is making a difference in the life of a child 

The Walters Legacy Society is supported by the Ambassadors Legacy Council (ALC). Read more about the ALC. 

For more information about the Community Council, please contact