02. Jeff Hostetler
As the parents of three sons – who, at various stages in their lives, have needed the care of WVU Medicine Children’s – the Hostetlers understand firsthand what families and, more importantly, children go through during their stay at the hospital. This led them to become members of the WVU Medicine Children’s Leadership Council, where they could advise and promote community involvement.
Involvement with the Leadership Council and their children’s experiences led the family to donate $750,000 to WVU Medicine Children’s for the creation of the Jeff and Vicky Hostetler Family Resource Center, which provides patients and their families with information about health conditions, area lodging, and community support.
A native of Pennsylvania, Hostetler had an 18-6 record as a two-year starter for Coach Don Nehlen’s Mountaineers and captained the 1983 WVU Football team. He was chosen by the New York Giants in the third round of the 1984 NFL draft and won two Super Bowls with the Giants. His 15-year NFL career included stops with the Giants, Los Angeles/Oakland Raiders, and the Washington Redskins.
Hostetler and his wife Vicky have been passionate about providing assistance to children and families facing hardships due to traumatic injury, illness, or financial crisis. Over the years, they have used their focus of family and faith to guide not only their lives but the community activities they support.