April 9, 2021

Ranken Jordan Pediatric Bridge Hospital


David Groetecke's Story

Remembering Marci Zimmerman

Introducing The MRJ Way! The MRJ Way is the spirit of our founder, Mary Ranken Jordan.

This promises to be an exciting year, as 2021 is the 80th anniversary of our founding. We’ll be celebrating all year long. The energy is big, as suits the occasion. It’s a great time to re-introduce the singular spirit who started it all. 


MRJ was a fearless trailblazer, a driven idealist, and most importantly, a selfless philanthropist. Her gifts spread beyond our hospital. She donated and influenced many local organizations, including colleges, a retirement home, and even the iconic Missouri Botanical Gardens. One of her final projects was our hospital. In 1941, she wanted all children, regardless of their level of illness, to enjoy being a kid. 

“Consider the children first in all that you do.”

MRJ lived those words, and she lives on thanks to supporters just like you. Because of her vision and your generosity, we’ve been able to provide children with the most advanced care and specialized services and programs — centered on healing through play since our founding. 

$800,000 Goal

$244,099 Raised So Far

Detailed Breakdown

Upcoming Events

Annual Golf Tournament

August 23, 2021

Join us at Norwood Hills Country Club to tee it up for the kids of Ranken Jordan Pediatric Bridge Hospital.

YPG Trivia Night

September 18, 2021

Join the Young Professionals Board in a fun night of trivia to raise funds to support the kids of Ranken Jordan.

Beyond Gala 2022

April 9, 2022

Join us for a special night of dinner, dancing and stories to support the kids of Ranken Jordan.