Our work to continue the vision of the Dragonfly Transplant Fund by creating an engaged community of survivorship and re-birth from end-stage organ failure for pre-, peri- and post-transplant patients and for their caregivers through philanthropy revolves around our focus on the future, including:
- A short-term vision to provide amenities for patients and families during their transplant experience
- Meals, coffee cards and other resources (as examples) for those in financial need
- Short term housing at local motels for those in financial need
- Tools for successful transition to home for monitoring and recording progress and success
- A longer-term vision in alignment with the UIHC master plan to create the Dragonfly Resource Center, a physical location for transplant recipients, caregivers and their families within the walls of UIHC to serve as a respite and a learning center
- Long term fund growth earmarked for a physical space in the 10-year master plan for UIHC
- Once complete, the Dragonfly Resource Center will provide a physical space to foster a community of support and survivorship for patients and their caregivers
- Aspirational vision to provide short and medium-term permanent housing for patients and families receiving life-saving abdominal transplant surgery at UIHC
We look forward to announcing the date for our 6th Annual Golf Outing and Fundraiser in 2023!
Small Things, Big Impact
In a recent mailing campaign with the University of Iowa Center for Advancement, previous donors of UICA in 2022 received a letter with information on how to donate in the future. In this letter, the first designated fund on the submission portion of the letter was listed as the Dragonfly Transplant Fund. This may seem small, but this is a huge step for our fund as we continue to raise awareness for the need of transplant support.