We are proud to announce Board Member Rachel Higgins has formally stepped into the role of Program Director for The Gift of Time Together.

Rachel has been involved with the Foundation since its inception in 2017 and has managed our events and volunteers successfully ever since. Her philanthropic efforts started in college where she became involved with the Make-A-Wish foundation as a wish granter. Rachel has also spent the last 10 years working in the recruitment and development field and brings that experience to her new role with the Foundation.

Rachel and her husband Brendon welcomed their first child, Christopher Carson, in November of 2021. After working full-time for a year and a half after, she decided she wanted to step away from the corporate world and spend more time with him and the foundation.

“If there’s anything I have learned from Carson’s story, it’s that family is the most important thing. Stepping into this new role with CHMF allows me to be more present in my son’s life and follow my true passion of helping children and families affected by cancer and other life-threatening diagnoses,” Rachel said.

Rachel was an integral part of starting The Gift of Time Together program and devoted many volunteer hours to ensure our first few families were set up to have a wonderful time. We know she will continue to do great things for the Foundation and make a lasting impact on families in our community.