It’s our goal to share and celebrate Hudson’s life with you, to teach others about prematurity, and to raise awareness and funds that will help future babies.  Please help us share our story and grow our cause.  Together this can become infectious and reach the world!  We’re proud of what we’ve accomplished so far, and are excited to continue our tradition of hosting an annual fundraiser. Together we will make a difference.

Upcoming Events

Previous Accolades and Milestones

February 28, 2017

Heather’s interview with King 5’s New Day Northwest Margaret Larson

February 9, 2017

The HDM Foundation is featured in UWMC’s Accelerate

December 1-30th, 2016

The HDM Foundation partners with glassybaby, offering a month long giving code. 10% of all online purchases using code ‘hudson’ during the month of December is donated to the HDM Foundation.

December 16th, 2016

The HDM Foundation contributes $50,000 towards the purchase of a new transport incubator, providing a stable and safe journey for babies moving into the NICU.

October 13th, 2016

The HDM Foundation hosted a Stella & Dot trunk show, with 100% of sale proceeds benefitting the HDM Foundation! Click here for Photos!

August 4th, 2016

Heather was featured in Mom on a Mission by Macaroni Kid. Learn More.

May 11th, 2016

Heather & Warren participate in the UW Dean’s Circle Celebration at Benaroya Hall, an annual event recognizing leadership donors.

March 7, 2016

Heather begins serving her 3rd year on the NICU Advisory Council board, designing programs to help preemies and their families.

February 8, 2016

Turning loss to hope featured in NewsBeat.

January 27, 2016

The HDM Foundation makes a $46,000 donation in honor of Hudson’s 5th birthday.  These funds purchased unit necessities, equipment, staff training and development, continued nursing education and funding towards various programs to assist preemies and their families.

December 1-8, 2015

The HDM Foundation partners with glassybaby and offers the week long giving code ‘hudson’ for all purchases. 10% is given back to the NICU at UW Medical Center, in loving memory of Hudson.

October 25th, 2015

Heather & Warren participate in the filming for a documentary by Dr. David Loren in the NICU.

October 3rd, 2015

The HDM Foundation finalizes the completion of their video. https://vimeo.com/141217672

August 20th, 2015

The HDM Foundation partners with Andrew Joslyn; a violinist, composer and producer in the sound creation for their video project.

July 8th 2015

Hudson welcomes his 2nd baby sister!

May 26th, 2015

Heather & Warren attend the UW Dean’s Circle Celebration at the Seattle Art Museum, in recognition of our support to improving the health of the public.

May 9th, 2015

Our 4th annual fundraiser – a Caspar Babypants benefit concert with special guest Josie Bissett at the SJCC on Mercer Island. This event brought our biggest turnout and has been our most successful fundraiser to date!

March 15th, 2015

The HDM Foundation partners with Ransom Reel Productions in the creation of a video highlighting prematurity. Filming began at the UWMC NICU.

March 1, 2015

Heather begins her 3rd year serving on the UWMC NICU’s Advisory Council Board, which meets monthly.

December 2-9, 2014

The HDM Foundation partners with glassybaby and offers week long giving code ‘hudson’ to be used at check out. 10% of all purchases are donated to the HDM Foundation.

October 1st 2014

The HDM Foundation partners with Amazon Smile. This means that 0.5% of eligible purchases from our supporters are being directly donated! Learn More about Amazon Smile!

September 18th, 2014

Heather and Warren attend the “Tomorrow Today” event at Husky stadium, focusing on cancer breakthroughs.

July 19th, 2014

Heather and Warren participated in an interview with Dr. David Loren regarding a parent voices documentary.

June 27th, 2014

Heather and Warren participate on a panel, presenting to NICU staff at the Healing Hearts workshop.

June 22nd, 2014

Our 3rd annual fundraiser: A Stella & Dot trunk show!

May 29th, 2014

The HDM Foundation is awarded 501(c)3 status by the IRS.

December 19, 2013

Heather and Warren had the privilege of participating in Paul Ramsey’s holiday video, The Power of Generosity.

December 3-10, 2013

The HDM Foundation partners with glassybaby and offers the week long giving code ‘hudson’ for all purchases. 10% is given back to the NICU at UW Medical Center, in loving memory of Hudson.

November 13, 2013

Heather and Warren participate on a panel, presenting to NICU staff at the EOL workshop.

October 19, 2013

Our 2nd annual fundraiser held at Fox Hollow Farms was a huge success! We had over 200 people in attendance and we raised a record amount for the NICU! A wonderful time had by all!

September 30, 2013

Heather and Warren attend “Tomorrow Today” at the newly constructed UW stadium and tour the state-of-the-art sports medicine facility.

June 26, 2013

Heather and Warren attend the Dean’s Circle Celebration “Tomorrow Today” at MOHAI on Lake Union.

May 1, 2013

Heather joined the NICU Advisory Council and attends monthly meetings at the hospital.

April 4, 2013

First donation made to University of Washington Medical Center NICU in loving memory of Heather’s father. Donations collected upon his passing were dedicated to his grandson’s foundation.

February 10, 2013

Heather and Warren tour the newly opened NICU.

November 25, 2012

Hudson David McNeel Foundation website launched!

September 22, 2012

Meeting with Sound Creative to begin working on foundation’s website.

May 2, 2012

Hudson’s sister was born. A healthy baby girl, weighing 6 pounds, 7 ounces.

February 4, 2012

1st fundraising event and a huge success! Art exhibit and silent auction featuring the lifetime collection of Inez Starr, kindly donated by the Simon family. Event was held at Blakely Hall in the Issaquah Highlands.

December 11, 2011

Partnership with Deals4Dreams announced. http://deals4dreams.com/hudson

June 16, 2011

Heather’s story regarding profound medical care at the University of Washington hospital featured in the “letters to the editor” section in Columns Magazine for University of Washington Medical Center Alumni. http://www.washington.edu/alumni/columns-magazine/june-2011/letters/

May 29, 2011

Hudson’s foundation featured in the Issaquah Highlands Connections newsletter. http://www.ihwebsite.com/cal2/EventShow.asp?event_id=431507&event_batch=1

May 26, 2011

Hudson’s story featured on the Issaquah, Sammamish and Beyond website. http://www.issaquahsammamish.com/

March 20, 2011

Hudson’s Facebook page created. www.facebook.com/hudsonmcneel

February 11th, 2011

Hudson David McNeel foundation established.