News and Events

It’s our goal to share and celebrate Hudson’s life with you, to teach others about prematurity and to raise awareness and funds that will help future babies in the NICU. Please help us share our story and grow our cause. Together this can become infectious and reach the world! We’re proud of what we’ve accomplished so far, and are excited to continue our tradition of hosting an annual fundraiser. Together we WILL make a difference.

Upcoming Events:  Stay tuned for information on our 2019 event!

Hudson David McNeel Foundation Fundraiser Photos!

Click to browse photos from our 7th annual fundraiser – the Pitter Patter 5k, taking big strides for little lives!
Click to browse photos from our 6th annual fundraiser – an evening of ONE HOPE wine tastings and silent auction at the Bellevue Botanical Gardens!
Click to browse photos from our 5th annual fundraiser at Fox Hollow Farms!
Click to browse Photos from our 4th annual fundraiser – a Caspar Babypants benefit concert with special guest Josie Bissett at the SJCC on Mercer Island!
Click to Browse Photos from our 3rd annual fundraiser – a the Stella & Dot Trunk Show!
Click to Browse Photos from our 2nd annual fundraiser at Fox Hollow Farms!
Click to Browse Photos from our 1st annual fundraiser – a silent auction featuring Inez Starr’s lifetime collection Blakely Hall!

Previous Accolades and Milestones

May 7th, 2019

Heather & Warren had the pleasure of attending an Airlift Northwest evening reception hosted by Lisa and Charles Simonyi at Airlift’s hangar at Boeing Field. The evening featured all of Airlift Northwest’s aircraft, fixed and rotary wing, as well as a Vietnam War era Huey helicopter to showcase how far the air medical industry has come since its inception. The highlight of the evening was learning about the 3,800+ patients served every year by Airlift Northwest, of which 16% are pediatric, including neonatal patients.  Each flight crew is equipped with at least 1 pediatric emergency medicine trained nurse, along with an isolette infant incubator for the smallest patients.

 

May 1st, 2019

The Hudson David McNeel Foundation is thrilled to announce their first monthly feature, highlighting a NICU graduate.  Each month we will feature a new topic surrounding all things prematurity related.

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April 24th, 2019

The Hudson David McNeel Foundation is honored to be featured in this month’s edition of Preemie Professionals Preemie World. 👣💜
Together we’re raising awareness and doing great things to help those affected by #prematurity! https://tinyurl.com/y6abd7dl

March 7th, 2019

Heather is nominated for the Maria Hall Award at UWMC for Excellence in Patient and Family Centered Care.

March 1, 2019

Heather begins serving her 7th year on the NICU Advisory Council, which meets monthly.

February 11, 2019

The HDM Foundation is celebrating it’s EIGHTH year!

January 21st, 2019

The HDM Foundation partners with Heidi Kuipers of Park Lane jewelry and raises over $400 in one evening.

January 1, 2019

The HDM Foundation is now on Instagram!

December 11, 2018

The HDM Foundation contributes nearly $65,000 this holiday season to support the work of the Respiratory Therapists, the ISEEU Program to help siblings of NICU patients learn coping skills, and technology & equipment that will aid in the treatment of continued premature care.

November 26, 2018

The HDM Foundation celebrated another successful “preemie power” campaign for #givingtuesday. This annual campaign is fueled by the love and generosity of our supporters who believe in our mission to help each and every premature life!

October 7th, 2018

The Pitter Patter 5k fundraiser at Seward Park was a huge success!  Everyone had a great time, and together we took big strides for little lives!  Special thanks to Julie Scozzafave Real Estate and Seek Empowerment for being our top two sponsors and amazing event day volunteers!

August 28, 2018

The Hudson David McNeel Foundation is thrilled to announce our top key sponsors for our upcoming fundraiser on October 7th! Julie Scozzafave Real Estate, Seek Empowerment, Thrive Community Fitness and Park Lane by Heidi Kuipers are going to be a very exciting additions to the Pitter Patter 5k!

June 8th, 2018

Plans are underway for the HDM Foundation’s 7th annual fundraiser!  A commitment has been made for the event and now it’s time to gather the volunteer committee!

June 6th, 2018

Heather participates in a photo shoot at UWMC and receives a demo of the latest piece of equipment purchased by the HDM Foundation for the Neuro NICU, a continuous and portable EEG machine.

May 1st, 2018

Heather begins serving her 6th year on the NICU Advisory Council, which meets monthly.

December 20th, 2017

The HDM Foundation gifts $60,363 to the NICU at the UWMC.  These funds will provide continued nursing education, critical unit wide quality initiatives, milk warmers, the latest non-invasive technology to monitor preemies for jaundice, and lastly, a continuous EEG monitor for those critically ill, to detect, monitor & respond to non-convulsive seizures.

September 30, 2017

The HDM Foundation’s 6th annual fundraiser!  Held at the Bellevue Botanical Gardens, the evening featured wine tastings with ONEHOPE as well as a silent auction.

August 6th, 2017

Heather & Warren meet with Dr. David Loren to discuss a technology project in the NICU that the Foundation could possibly help with.

June 23rd, 2017

Heather & Warren participate in a photo shoot at the UWMC NICU for media purposes.

May 1st, 2017

Heather begins serving her 5th year on the NICU Advisory Council, which meets monthly.

February 9, 2017

The HDM Foundation is featured in UWMC’s Accelerate

December 1-30th, 2016

The HDM Foundation partners with glassybaby, offering a month long giving code. 10% of all online purchases using code ‘hudson’ during the month of December is donated to the HDM Foundation.

December 16th, 2016

The HDM Foundation contributes $50,000 towards the purchase of a new transport incubator, providing a stable and safe journey for babies moving into the NICU.

October 13th, 2016

The HDM Foundation hosted a Stella & Dot trunk show, with 100% of sale proceeds benefitting the HDM Foundation! Click here for Photos!

August 4th, 2016

Heather featured in ‘Mom on a Mission’ by Macaroni Kid. Learn More.

May 11th, 2016

Heather & Warren participate in the UW Dean’s Circle Celebration at Benaroya Hall, an annual event recognizing leadership donors.

March 7, 2016

Heather begins serving her 4th year on the NICU Advisory Council board, designing programs to help preemies and their families.

February 8, 2016

Turning loss to hope featured in NewsBeat.

January 27, 2016

The HDM Foundation makes a $46,000 donation in honor of Hudson’s 5th birthday. These funds purchased unit necessities, equipment, staff training and development, continued nursing education and funding towards various programs to assist preemies and their families.

December 1-8, 2015

The HDM Foundation partners with glassybaby and offers the week long giving code ‘hudson’ for all purchases. 10% is given back to the NICU at UW Medical Center, in loving memory of Hudson.

October 25th, 2015

Heather & Warren participate in the filming for by Dr. David Loren in the NICU, featuring a parent voices documentary of their journey through the NICU.

October 3rd, 2015

The HDM Foundation finalizes the completion of their video. https://vimeo.com/141217672

August 20th, 2015

The HDM Foundation partners with Andrew Joslyn; a violinist, composer and producer in the sound creation for their video project.

July 8th 2015

Hudson welcomes his 2nd baby sister!

May 26th, 2015

Heather & Warren attend the UW Dean’s Circle Celebration at the Seattle Art Museum, in recognition of our support to improving the health of the public.

May 9th, 2015

The HDM Foundation’s 4th annual fundraiser – a Caspar Babypants benefit concert with special guest Josie Bissett at the SJCC on Mercer Island. This event brought the biggest turnout to date!

March 15th, 2015

The HDM Foundation partners with Ransom Reel Productions in the creation of a video highlighting prematurity. Filming began at the UWMC NICU.

March 1, 2015

Heather begins her 3rd year serving on the UWMC NICU’s Advisory Council Board, which meets monthly.

December 2-9, 2014

The HDM Foundation partners with glassybaby and offers week long giving code ‘hudson’ to be used at check out. 10% of all purchases are donated to the HDM Foundation, in support of prematurity.

October 1st 2014

The HDM Foundation partners with Amazon Smile. This means that 0.5% of eligible purchases from our supporters are being directly donated to premature care! Learn More about Amazon Smile!

September 18th, 2014

Heather and Warren attend the “Tomorrow Today” event at Husky stadium, focusing on cancer breakthroughs.

July 19th, 2014

Heather and Warren participate in an interview with Dr. David Loren regarding a parent voices documentary, highlighting the NICU journey.

June 27th, 2014

Heather and Warren participate on a panel, presenting to NICU staff at the Healing Hearts workshop.

June 22nd, 2014

The HDM Foundation’s 3rd annual fundraiser:  A Stella & Dot trunk show!

May 29th, 2014

The HDM Foundation is awarded 501(c)3 status by the IRS.

May 1st, 2014

Heather begins serving her 2nd year on the NICU Advisory Council, which meets monthly.

December 3-10, 2013

The HDM Foundation partners with glassybaby and offers the week long giving code ‘hudson’ for all purchases. 10% is given back to the NICU at UW Medical Center, in loving memory of Hudson.

November 13, 2013

Heather and Warren participate on a panel, presenting to NICU staff at the EOL workshop.  This workshop helps the staff gain knowledge and tools to use when working with families going through the grief process.

October 19, 2013

The HDM Foundation’s 2nd annual fundraiser held at Fox Hollow Farms was a huge success! With over 200 people in attendance, a record amount was raised for the NICU!  A wonderful time had by all!

September 30, 2013

Heather and Warren attend “Tomorrow Today” at the newly constructed UW stadium and tour the state-of-the-art sports medicine facility.

June 26, 2013

Heather and Warren attend the Dean’s Circle Celebration “Tomorrow Today” at MOHAI on Lake Union.

May 1, 2013

Heather joins the NICU Advisory Council and attends monthly meetings at the hospital.

April 4, 2013

The Foundation’s first gift was made to University of Washington Medical Center NICU in loving memory of Heather’s father.  Donations collected upon his passing were dedicated to his Grandson’s Foundation.

February 10, 2013

Heather and Warren tour the newly opened NICU at the University of Washington Medical Center.

November 25, 2012

Hudson David McNeel Foundation website launched!

September 22, 2012

Meeting with Sound Creative to begin working on Foundation’s website.

May 2, 2012

Hudson’s baby sister was born.

February 4, 2012

The HDM Foundation’s 1st fundraising event was a huge success! Art exhibit and silent auction featuring the lifetime collection of Inez Starr, kindly donated by the Simon family. The event was held at Blakely Hall in the Issaquah Highlands.

December 11, 2011

Partnership with Deals4Dreams announced. http://deals4dreams.com/hudson

June 16, 2011

Heather’s story regarding profound medical care at the UWMC’s NICU featured in the “letters to the editor” section in Columns Magazine for University of Washington Medical Center Alumni. http://www.washington.edu/alumni/columns-magazine/june-2011/letters/

May 29, 2011

The HDM Foundation featured in the Issaquah Highlands Connections newsletter. http://www.ihwebsite.com/cal2/EventShow.asp?event_id=431507&event_batch=1

May 26, 2011

Hudson’s story featured on the Issaquah, Sammamish and Beyond website. http://www.issaquahsammamish.com/

March 20, 2011

Hudson’s Facebook page created. www.facebook.com/hudsonmcneel

February 11th, 2011

The Hudson David McNeel Foundation is established.

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