Art for Charlie Foundation


The Foundation supports children in hospice and families bereaved by the death of a child. We promote the advancement of pediatric palliative care through conferences and advocacy. We raise money and awareness through art events because art affirms life and beauty and brings joy.

Our mission was inspired by the spirit of a small boy. Charlie Waller, diagnosed with an inoperable brain stem tumor just before age three had an indomitable spirit and an unbounded love for others. The Foundation was established one year later in East Lansing, Michigan, as a 501(c)3 charity.

In May 2016, the Foundation took a major step forward in the advancement of pediatric palliative care by sponsoring the formation of the Children's Palliative Care Coalition of Michigan.

For the time being the Foundation's activities are merged with those of the Coalition. For more information, please go to . To donate separately the Foundation, please go to our "donate" page.