Supporting the Riley Kids of Tomorrow

May 14, 2019
Topics: Donors, About Us

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Nicole Singer, Ph.D.

Nearly 22 years ago Nicole Singer, Ph.D. started her first job in education. She began as an elementary school teacher in Garrett, Indiana. She currently serves as Superintendent of the North Putnam School Corporation. 

Her years in education have allowed her to see firsthand the type of nurturing care and medical excellence that Riley Hospital provides. And just like educating kids, her gift to Riley Children’s Foundation will bear fruit decades from now. 

She’s had numerous students who were Riley kids, and thousands more who raised money for Riley through the Kids Caring & Sharing (KCS) program.

She has seen research propel the world-class Riley Heart Center and Riley Cancer Center forward. Donors from decades ago who invested in research realized a good return on their investment. “I had a nephew with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma who was effectively treated at Riley, and a cousin born with a heart defect who had successful surgeries there too.”  

Nicole has even visited sick students at Riley Hospital. “I’ve been with kids who are really sick. The staff looked after me as well; it’s such a caring environment.”  

With such a front seat to Riley Hospital on many different levels, when it came time to examine some of her insurance beneficiaries, naming Riley as one was spontaneous. 

“There are very sick kids there. Some critically ill,” says Nicole. “So the answer to ‘why donate?’ It’s found when you take a chance to visit the hospital.”

Even if you are just beginning to explore ways to create your legacy, there is a wealth of information at

If you’ve already made Riley part of your estate plan, please let us know so we can properly recognize you and ensure your gift is used in the most meaningful way to you. Contact Kate Brinkerhoff, Assistant Vice President, Planned Giving at or 317.808.8601.

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