Donor Spotlight: Meet Dr. Richard Herrscher

Dr. Richard Herrshcer

We’d like to introduce you to one of our newest WARM Place supporters, Dr. Richard Herrscher! But really his connection to The WARM Place started years ago when his daughter, Alexis, started volunteering as a group facilitator. She was attending TCU, working towards a psychology degree with a focus on child development. While facilitating children’s groups at The WARM Place, she would share with her family about the unique services that The WARM Place offers to grieving children and their families. She appreciated that these children had a safe place where they could come and share their experiences and feelings with others who understood what they were going through. And since she was learning about child development in school, she knew firsthand just how important that was for children who were developing emotionally and might not have the coping skills to handle the death loss.

Inspired by Alexis, and with a firm belief that we are all called to care for those in need, Dr. Herrscher has become a loyal and generous donor of The WARM Place. He demonstrates his belief in the mission with his financial support and is happy to invest in the lives of children who are comforted and guided along their grief journey at The WARM Place.

Dr. Herrscher was born and raised in Dallas and attended medical school at UT Southwestern. Following medical school, he did his residency training and fellowship in Allergy and Immunology at UT Southwestern Medical Center and affiliated hospitals. He has been practicing for over 20 years, and most likely has a promising road ahead with so many North Texans battling constant, year-round allergies!

Dr. Herrscher has been married to his wife, Christy, for 28 years now, and they are proud parents of three children—Matthew, Grayson, and Alexis. They also love spending time with their three large standard poodles, which they consider to be their grandchildren.

We cannot thank the Herrscher family enough for their support of The WARM Place! We are grateful to Alexis for getting involved as a volunteer facilitator at such a young age, and then becoming a wonderful advocate for The WARM Place. And we are so thankful for the generosity of Dr. and Mrs. Herrscher who have invested in our critical mission to ensure no WARM Place child will ever have to grieve alone!