Why They Give: M. Brad Ingerman
M. Brad Ingerman is the founder and CEO of Ingerman, a private company that specializes in the development, management and construction of multi-family housing in the Delaware Valley. Brad and his wife, Laurie, have been supporters of Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) since 1994 and are part of CHOP’s prestigious Chairman's Circle. Mr. Ingerman is Co-Vice Chair of the Hospital's Foundation Board of Overseers.
Philanthropy evens out the waves and allows a research institution to weather the storms.
— Brad Ingerman
The Ingermans, along with their daughter, Danielle, created the Justin Michael Ingerman Foundation, named in memory of their late son and brother. The foundation primarily supports Children's Hospital and a scholarship program at Temple University's James E. Beasley School of Law. In 2013, the Ingermans established the Justin Michael Ingerman Endowed Chair in Palliative Care at Children's Hospital.
"It’s been incredibly rewarding watching the palliative care team grow both within CHOP and as our trainees establish and lead palliative care programs across the country. We know that they are going to take our message and spread it somewhere else,” says Brad. “We know the devastation that comes with the loss of a child/sibling, and anything we can do to lessen that burden on other families we are obligated to do.”
Justin Michael Ingerman Center for Palliative Care
In September 2019, CHOP expanded its palliative care program with the opening of the Justin Michael Ingerman Center for Palliative Care. A generous donation of $3 million by the Justin Ingerman Foundation will help launch the next generation of services and care for CHOP’s internationally recognized Pediatric Advanced Care Team (PACT).
“This amazing gift from the Ingerman family will enable CHOP to sustain its commitment to providing world-class clinical care and ongoing family support for patients who have serious or life-threatening illnesses,” said Wynne Morrison, MD MBE, Director of Pediatric Palliative Care at CHOP. “The gift will also help us expand programs as our patient volumes grow and contribute new knowledge and expertise in a growing field of practice. We are so grateful to the Ingerman family for helping us do this very important work.”