Our Mission

The Hannah Geneser Foundation will promote childhood safety through public awareness and educational opportunities. In addition, the Hannah Geneser Foundation will help bring awareness to organ, eye and tissue donation through advocacy and outreach.

Why We Came to Be

On March 21, 2011, four-year-old Hannah Ray Geneser died in a tragic accident when a screen gave way and she fell through an open window. In response to her devastating and untimely death, the Hannah Geneser Foundation was established by her family.

The Hannah Geneser Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, was launched in 2011 to honor the memory of Hannah and to help prevent the accidental death or serious injury of other young children.


Goals and Objectives

  1. Promote public awareness and provide educational opportunities highlighting the hidden, yet prevalent, circumstances that may lead to the unintended death or serious injury of a child

  2. Sponsor public service announcements and provide educational materials on matters of child safety

  3. Partner and collaborate with area companies and organizations to promote outreach activities and programs on child safety

  4. Offer support to families coping with the loss of a child

  5. Provide financial assistance to promote the well-being and education of children



The Hannah Geneser Foundation does accept donations. Because we are a 501 (c)(3) organization, all donations are fully deductible for income tax purposes. 501 (c)(3) gift receipts will be emailed (online contributions) or mailed to all contributors. Donations (100%) will be used in accordance with our Mission Statement/Goals and Objectives. To donate online, please go to our Take Action page.

Checks should be made out to The Hannah Geneser Foundation and mailed to:

The Hannah Geneser Foundation
650 South Prairie View Drive, Suite 125
P.O. Box 211
West Des Moines, IA 50266


Board of Directors

The Hannah Geneser Foundation has a seven-member Board of Directors. All board members of the Hannah Geneser Foundation volunteer their time.


Jamie Geneser



Shanda Boone-Geneser

Executive Vice President


Gretta Geneser

Vice President, Communications


Adam Geneser



Dan Geneser

At-Large Director

Marcus Pitts

At-Large Director


Kiki joslin

At-Large Director

I believe that imagination is stronger than knowledge.
Myth is more potent than history.
Dreams are more powerful than facts.
Hope always triumphs over experience.
Laughter is the cure for grief.
Love is stronger than death.
— Robert Fulghum