Bonnie and Josef Sedivec

 “We believe that we must give to society,” says Bonnie Sedivec. And Bonnie and her husband, Josef, are doing more than their share.

A teacher who has always loved working with younger kids, Bonnie feels that giving to Rady Children’s is “the natural choice for us. We want to make a difference in children’s lives.”

When they moved to San Diego in 1973, the Sedivecs might never have imagined how important the Hospital would be to them. In 1982, their second son was born with a heart defect, so Rady Children’s Heart Institute is especially near and dear to their heart. “We care and have deep respect for the level of quality care which Rady Children’s provides,” she explains.

Bonnie and Josef have encouraged volunteering and philanthropy to be a family affair. “My involvement with Rady Children’s Hospital Auxiliary has been very rewarding and an important part of our family’s life,” she says. “Both of our boys have helped over the years and support our work and giving.”

Now, by supporting the Mabel Jessop Endowment through their estate plan and becoming members of Rady Children’s Legacy Circle, the Sedivecs are ensuring that future families will receive the same excellent care.

It is that type of generosity and selflessness that is truly heartwarming.