Ways to Give

There are a variety of convenient ways you may support the excellence at NorthShore University HealthSystem (NorthShore). Generous financial contributions from grateful patients and community members support the work of our physicians, nurses, scientists and caregivers, making life-changing programs possible. All gifts are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.

Individual Support | Corporate & Foundation | Planned Giving | Matching Gifts | Stock TransferThird Party Events

Individual Support

Each year, generous patients, families and community members provide essential resources for fulfilling NorthShore's mission "to preserve and improve human life."

Annual Fund support helps create vital opportunities wherever the needs are greatest. These gifts provide flexibility for NorthShore's physicians, nurses, clinical staff and scientists to make a real difference in the communities we serve and beyond. Such generosity ensures continued excellence for NorthShore patients. Donate online or contact Walt Cody, Senior Director of Philanthropy, at 224.364.7204.

A major gift to NorthShore is transformative in its ability to shape nearly every aspect of our health system, including clinical excellence, continuing medical education, innovative research and community health initiatives. Such gifts, which can be made outright or pledged over a period of several years, bring clinical programs to the next level of care.

Endowments provide financial support in perpetuity and demonstrate a donor's long-term commitment to NorthShore's mission. These gifts provide valuable resources over time to sustain a program's growth and success. Endowments allow donors the ability to create a charitable legacy in support of NorthShore and the specific clinical area, academic and/or research program that they care about.

Transformative major gifts provide critical funding for capital improvements to our hospitals and clinical facilities, including construction, renovation and leading-edge technology, all of which enhance patient care.

For more information, see the Philanthropic Priorities section or contact Walt Cody, Senior Director of Philanthropy, at 224.364.7204.

Corporate & Foundation Giving

Corporate and Foundation support is vital to NorthShore. Philanthropic investments from institutional friends are part of the transformation that makes a real difference in people's lives. Corporate and Foundation support helps NorthShore create novel clinical care programs, attract internationally recognized physicians, acquire state-of-the-art equipment, provide outreach in the community and train the next generation of caregivers.

For more information about Corporate and Foundation giving, contact Walt Cody, Senior Director of Philanthropy, at 224.364.7204 .

Planned Giving

There are creative ways to charitably support NorthShore University HealthSystem in which the organization, you and your loved ones all benefit.  Such giving vehicles are called planned gifts because with thoughtful planning, you create win-win philanthropic strategies for you and NorthShore.  For more information about particular types of planned gifts, including bequests, charitable trusts, charitable gift annuities, and gifts of retirement plan assets, life insurance and real estate, please visit the planned giving section, or contact Kate Chappell, Director of Planned Giving, at 224.364.7211.

Matching Gifts

Many companies sponsor a matching gift program that will double or triple their employees’ charitable donations to qualified nonprofit organizations. If you or your spouse works for a company that matches gifts, your donation to NorthShore could be significantly increased by completing a simple form. Contact your Human Resources office for details.

Gifts of Stock and Wire Transfers

Gifts of cash provide the donor an immediate charitable tax donation. The Northern Trust Company of Chicago handles cash gifts by wire transfer for NorthShore. Checks made payable to NorthShore University HealthSystem also are gratefully accepted and can be mailed to the address listed below. Additionally, online donations via credit card are a convenient way to contribute to NorthShore.

An increasing number of people choose to make gifts of appreciated stock to qualified nonprofit organizations like NorthShore. Such gifts may result in substantial tax benefits in the form of charitable deductions and avoidance of capital gains taxes. Your broker can assist you in making a gift of stock via a direct transfer to NorthShore's Northern Trust account. Stock certificates can also be donated. The Northern Trust Company of Chicago handles cash gifts by wire transfer for NorthShore.

Please contact Agnieszka Markwalder, Development Assistant, NorthShore Foundation, at 224.364.7233, with questions or for assistance with making cash wire transfers or a gift of stock.

Third Party Fundraising

As a not-for-profit organization, NorthShore University HealthSystem (NorthShore) relies on philanthropic funding from generous individuals who support our mission "to preserve and improve human life.” The efforts of philanthropically-minded people who host independent fundraising events in support of our mission directly benefit the quality of patient care we are able to provide to the communities we serve. For more information about Third Party Fundraising Events, contact Lisa Rietmann, Manager, Philanthropy, at 224.364.7230.

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