THE BUERGER FAMILY
When The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia announced the naming of the Buerger Center for Advanced Pediatric Care on June 25, 2013, the institution also announced receipt of the largest charitable donation in its history: a landmark $50 million gift from the Buerger family toward the construction of a new state-of-the-art outpatient facility.
The family gift — made by Constance and Alan Buerger, Krista and Reid Buerger, and Grant Buerger — is not only the largest gift in the CHOP’s history, but also is one of the largest naming gifts for a building in Philadelphia.
“The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia is a world-class institution that holds a special place in our hearts. It is an honor to invest in a project right here in Philadelphia that has the ability to advance care and reshape pediatric healthcare delivery for children worldwide,” said Constance Buerger.
“As a patient family treated at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, we know the infinite value of having a world-class pediatric facility so close to home,” said Reid Buerger. “As a parent, and as a member of the Hospital’s Board of Trustees, I believe there is no better way to help ensure every child receives top medical care than to invest in a facility that will house the very latest medical expertise and technology.”
Alan and Constance Buerger have been longtime donors to Children’s Hospital. Together they founded Coventry, a global financial services firm specializing in longevity and mortality risk. Mr. Buerger serves as the company’s chief executive officer, while Mrs. Buerger is its president. They reside in the Chestnut Hill section of Philadelphia, PA.
Reid and Krista Buerger live in Ambler, PA. with their two children. Mr. Buerger is a co-founder of Coventry, and Mrs. Buerger is executive vice-president. Reid joined the Hospital’s Board of Trustees in September 2012.
Grant Buerger resides in Philadelphia, PA. He is a freelance writer.
Their extraordinary generosity marks a major milestone in the Hospital’s $100 million capital campaign to fund the new outpatient facility.