Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt launched A Campaign Against Childhood Cancer to support research, training and programs, as well as expand and upgrade space for cancer treatment. With the first two of four new floors of Children’s Hospital opening this fall, renovations will be able to begin on the oncology inpatient unit and outpatient clinic.
Community philanthropy has made it possible for Children’s Hospital to provide personalized cancer care and improve outcomes for an even greater number of patients. Kevin Fee, co-founder and managing director of Castlerock Asset Management, and his family are among those supporters.
While the Fee family lives in Montauk, New York, Kevin spends a great deal of time in Nashville operating The Westin Nashville and Bobby Hotel. After relocating Castlerock’s headquarters to downtown Nashville a few years ago, Kevin wanted to give back to the community that has given so much to him. The Fees committed to a gift in capital support to improve access and patient care for children with cancer and their families.
“I wanted to give back in a way that is meaningful to me and my family,” Kevin explained. “Hospitals, children’s hospitals in particular, are so important and touch everyone’s lives in one way or another. It’s not something a lot of people think about every day until they’re in need of excellent care.”
Kevin also gives his time, serving on the Children’s Hospital advisory board because he was impressed with its innovative, top-notch care and wanted to have a greater impact.
“The work they’re doing at Children’s Hospital is really impressive, and it touches your heart in ways that other places can’t,” Kevin said. “That’s why we’re so proud to be part of this community and the Children’s Hospital journey.”
– by Erin De May