NorthShore nurses holding heart shapes for AHA Heart Walk.

Ways to Support NorthShore Hospitals Foundation

You have the power to transform lives in very real ways! There are so many opportunities to make an impact, and we’re grateful for gifts of every size. For generations, our work has been powered by giving—and together, we can change the future of healthcare in our North Shore community and beyond.

Give Now

Help Sustain Our Mission

Your gift to NorthShore Hospitals today goes to work immediately to improve the health of our community!

Give Monthly

Continue Our Support Year-Round

Your consistent monthly gift to NorthShore Hospitals helps us plan and accomplish great things throughout the year.

The Cardiovascular Institute Pavilion

Fund the Future of Cardio Care

We’re taking a bold step forward. For our patients and their families, for our caregivers, and for the future.

Leave a Legacy

Make a Lifetime Impact

With thoughtful planning, your philanthropy can support your family values while making a meaningful and transformational gift to NorthShore Hospitals.

Volunteer Groups & Events

Get Involved

Find fun and meaningful ways to get involved at NorthShore Hospitals through events or by joining one of our incredible Boards!


Losing a loved one is painful, and many families find comfort in requesting tribute gifts in remembrance and to honor their loved one’s life. To request memorial contributions to NorthShore Hospitals Foundation, you can ask the person arranging the funeral or memorial service to insert the following phrase in the obituary notice:

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial gifts be made to NorthShore Hospitals Foundation, [clinical area if desired], 1001 University Place, Suite 248, Evanston, IL 60201, or give online at

Gifts of appreciated stock allow donors to claim substantial tax benefits in the form of charitable deductions while avoiding capital gains taxes. The Northern Trust Company of Chicago handles gifts of stock to NorthShore Hospitals Foundation. Your broker can help you make a gift of stock via a direct transfer to NorthShore’s Northern Trust account. You can also donate stock certificates.

Download our Stock Transfer Instructions document for instructions on how you can transfer securities from your brokerage to NorthShore Hospitals Foundation.

For gifts to NorthShore Hospitals Foundation via wire transfer, please direct your wire transfer to JPMorgan Chase using the electronic funds transfer information in the Wire Transfer Instructions document.

Sharing your story about a compassionate caregiver is one of the most thoughtful ways to give back! If you had an exceptional experience with a caregiver at NorthShore Hospitals, we invite you to share your story—or make a gift of appreciation in their honor.

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

Supporting our Annual Fund helps create vital opportunities wherever the needs are greatest. These gifts provide flexibility for NorthShore Hospitals’ physicians, nurses, clinical staff and scientists to make a real difference in the communities we serve and beyond. Such generosity ensures continued excellence for our patients. Make a gift online or contact Kaitlin Czurylo at 224.364.7607.

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 Impact Areas page or contact Kevin Gray, Senior Director, Philanthropy, at 224.364.7609.

Our work wouldn’t be possible without the incredible community members who lead our volunteer groups! If you’re looking for fun and meaningful ways to get involved, we invite you to attend an event, join one of our boards or create a fundraising opportunity of your own by visiting our Volunteer Groups & Events page.

To make a gift to one of our sister foundations, please visit: 

Donors are making it possible for us to respond quickly to new opportunities and new ideas as we try to understand and fight this rapidly evolving pandemic. We’ve been able to do a lot of things that other institutions cannot.”

Michael Caplan, MD, Chief Scientific Officer, The Auxiliary of NorthShore Chair of Pediatrics

We donate out of respect for Dr. Feldman, because his research is life-changing work. It’s a pleasure to support NorthShore. I know our gifts will change the outcome for cardio patients today and down the line. Research is the future.”

Sally Kovler, donor

This program has literally been a lifesaver for me. Honestly, if I didn’t get help with paying for these drugs, I don’t think I’d be here. I’m just blessed to put my feet on the floor every day and get moving.”

Jeff Ingeson, patient

Our Impact Together


of your gift supports the cause closest to your heart


caregivers honored by donors last year

$1.3 million

raised by The Associate Board


Nursing scholarships awarded last year

Meet the NorthShore Hospitals Foundation Team

  • Mona Balla

    Manager, Annual Giving


    I am honored to work alongside a wonderful team and contribute to the meaningful causes that directly impact our community, bringing me joy and allowing us all to make a real difference at NorthShore Hospitals. It’s a place where we can truly make an impact while doing what we love.

  • Kate Beckering, Assistant Vice President, Operations.

    Kate Beckering

    Assistant Vice President, Operations


    It’s inspiring to see—and be a part of—the immediate impact philanthropy can have on patient care and the wellbeing of our community. Your generosity provides ongoing support to make countless innovations possible.

  • Kate Chappell, Director, Planned Giving.

    Kate Chappell

    Director, Planned Giving


    I am proud to connect inspired, purposeful philanthropists with opportunities to support our care teams in providing personalized, compassionate healthcare for the patients and families we are privileged to serve.

  • Karen Chelin, Operations Manager.

    Karen Chelin

    Operations Manager


    NorthShore Hospitals have been serving my family for generations, and I want to do all I can to ensure that it continues to do so for many generations to come.

  • Walt Cody, Director, Philanthropy.

    Walt Cody

    Director, Philanthropy


    It’s immensely gratifying to help donors achieve their philanthropic goals. Gifts to NorthShore Hospitals Foundation improve every patient experience and enhance our ability to realize the full potential of our caregivers. Sustainable philanthropy is the cornerstone of healthy communities.

  • Karen Cone, Director, Data & Donor Services.

    Karen Cone

    Director, Data & Donor Services


    It’s wonderful to see how innovative research projects, funded by partners like you, impact our patients. From newborns in our Infant Special Care Unit to patients at our Kellogg Cancer Center, so many have benefited in our community—including my own family.

  • Kaitlin Czurylo, Manager, Annual Giving.

    Kaitlin Czurylo

    Director, Annual Giving


    It is truly amazing to see philanthropy at work every day at NorthShore Hospitals—from the highest quality care to groundbreaking research to even my own experience as a patient.

  • Krista Giuffi

    Senior Director, Communications


    It is inspiring to hear donors share their personal stories of why they support NorthShore Hospitals. Your generosity has a considerable impact on our ability to deliver community-connected care.

  • Kevin Gray

    Senior Director, Philanthropy


    Philanthropy is extremely personal—especially in healthcare, where the level of care and access to services can make a profound difference. We connect donors with areas of need, allowing them to help solve some of today’s biggest healthcare challenges. The incredible impact you have is often greater than you realize!

  • Hanna Jin

    Coordinator, Development


    Philanthropy plays an important role in providing care to patients and their families, bringing accessible and quality health services to the community, and advancing innovative research. And to be able to witness it at NorthShore Hospitals Foundation is truly inspiring!

  • Alana Kumke, Coordinator, Data & Donor Services.

    Alana Kumke

    Coordinator, Data & Donor Services


    It’s wonderful and motivating to work for an organization that serves the community in so many important healthcare areas—and to ensure that your gifts support the areas that are most significant to you.

  • Kirstin Leiby, Manager, Research.

    Kirstin Leiby

    Manager, Research


    Since we are all interdependent, every action is meaningful. NorthShore Hospitals is a community of individuals who work toward helping everyone in our communities be their best. Whether you contribute time or money toward this mission, never underestimate the importance of your gifts.

  • Dee Macey

    Manager, Donor Relations


    I am inspired by the generosity of our donor community whose gifts empower the NorthShore Hospitals to dream bigger and reach further, enhancing and advancing healthcare outcomes and access for all.

  • Danielle Maihofer

    Director, Philanthropy


    I’m proud to make meaningful connections between patients and their physicians at NorthShore Hospitals. Philanthropy has the power to accelerate research, bring comfort to patients and their families, and build essential health services for the community.

  • Agnieszka Markwalder, Manager, Data & Donor Services.

    Agnieszka Markwalder

    Manager, Data & Donor Services


    You make our mission possible. Your generosity helps us create initiatives that improve physical and mental wellness in our communities and ensures that those with limited financial resources have access to the care they need.

  • Laurie McMichael

    Director, Donor Relations


    NorthShore Hospitals’ clear commitment to the communities we serve is a true inspiration—as are partners like you who support our mission with philanthropic gifts of all sizes and purposes.

  • Janet Myers, Senior Director, Principal Giving.

    Janet Myers

    Senior Director, Principal Giving


    Every donor at NorthShore Hospitals makes a difference. What’s the power of a single gift? Just one thoughtful donation can propel innovation, speed discovery or provide the spark for a new idea that will change patient care.

  • Monica Neururer, Manager, Associate Board & Events.

    Monica Neururer

    Manager, Associate Board & Communications


    I am proud to support initiatives that provide a helping hand to those who need it most, when they most need it. Together, we strengthen the health of individual families—as well as our entire community.

  • Michelle Reich, Manager, Annual Giving & Marketing Analytics.

    Michelle Reich

    Manager, Annual Giving & Marketing Analytics


    It is a pleasure and a privilege to serve our community through our work at the NorthShore Hospitals Foundation. Philanthropy is about neighbors coming together to help neighbors to build a healthier community where we can all thrive. Every day I get to witness astounding generosity!

  • Damaris Soto, Coordinator, Data & Donor Services.

    Damaris Soto

    Coordinator, Data & Donor Services


    NorthShore Hospitals Foundation has taught me that, together, we can do so much good—and although we can’t help everyone, we can definitely help someone. Every charitable act makes a huge difference.

  • Therese Steinken

    Manager, Corporation & Foundation Relations


    It’s an honor to connect and collaborate with our external funding partners to advance mutual goals that align with NorthShore Hospitals’ mission for community-connected care. I’m proud to assist these supporters and see firsthand the difference they make.

  • Craig Thomae

    Director, Business Innovation & Analytics


  • Ashley Tsuruda

    Director, Corporation & Foundation Relations


    I’m proud to work for an exceptional healthcare system committed to supporting our patients and community. I’m inspired by the generosity of foundations and corporations to fund programs and projects that support our patients who could benefit the most.

  • Elaine Van Dusen, Manager, MRW Committees and Community Partner Events.

    Elaine Van Dusen

    Manager, MRW Committees & Community Partner Events


    It’s a pleasure working with so many in our community on a wide variety of events and fundraising ideas. Our supporters demonstrate that there is no one way to get involved at NorthShore Hospitals.

  • Brad Watkins, Senior Director, Communications.

    Brad Watkins

    Assistant Vice President, Donor Development


    I’m amazed by the spirit of people giving back. Whether it’s as simple as a kid raising money with a lemonade stand or a patient who wants to honor their physician, the act of giving back warms the heart.