Hannah's Foundation

HannahWhy 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 tragic and untimely death, the Hannah Geneser Foundation was founded by her parents, Jamie and Shanda.

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.

Our Mission Statement

The Hannah Geneser Foundation will promote the general cause of childhood safety - with special emphasis on window safety - through public awareness and educational opportunities.

Goals and Objectives

  1. Promote public awareness and provide educational opportunities highlighting the hidden, yet prevalent, life-threatening 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. Work with policymakers on the local, state and national levels to promote/adopt child safety legislation
  5. Offer support to families coping with the loss of a child
  6. 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) donation receipts will be mailed to all contributors. Donations (100%) will be used in accordance with our Mission Statement/Goals and Objectives. Checks should be made out to The Hannah Geneser Foundation and mailed to:

The Hannah Geneser Foundation
% Jamie and Shanda Geneser
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 five-member family-run Board of Directors. All board members of the Hannah Geneser Foundation volunteer their time.

Jamie Geneser Chairman
Shanda Boone-Geneser President
Dan Geneser Executive Vice President
Gretta Geneser Vice President, Public Affairs
Adam Geneser Treasurer




I Believe

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



We're given many gifts as we go through life.

Some we're allowed to enjoy for a long time.

Others only briefly.

But each gift has the power to
change us,

enrich us,

to make us better people.