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Donor Story: Patricia H. Rodzik gives $1.5 million to support mental health services for children and young adults

The Patricia H. Rodzik Endowed Chair for Youth Behavioral Health will provide resources for a leadership position at Children’s Hospital of Michigan.

In August 2019, The Children’s Foundation received a generous gift from Patricia H. Rodzik totaling more than $1.5 million to establish an endowed chair. The Patricia H. Rodzik Endowed Chair for Youth Behavioral Health will provide resources for a leadership position at Children’s Hospital of Michigan and focus on research in the area of mental health in children and young adults.

Rodzik’s long history with the Children’s Hospital of Michigan, spanning nearly 40 years, motivated her to make this generous contribution. Rodzik was a volunteer at the hospital and has had several family members, including a daughter, treated at Children’s Hospital of Michigan. She also served on the Children’s Hospital of Michigan Board of Directors for several years and spent much of her time dedicated to supporting hospital efforts.

“Considering the landscape of children’s health, it became apparent that while the need for mental health care in children has grown over the years, the resources just aren’t there,” said Rodzik. “Doing something significant in this area by creating a leadership research position made sense to me.”

We are appreciative of Rodzik’s generosity and are pleased to support the hospital with this important and necessary role.

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