NorthShore nurses holding heart shapes for AHA Heart Walk.

Ways to Support NorthShore 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 NorthShore community and beyond.

Give Now

Help Sustain Our Mission

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

Year-End Giving

Support NorthShore in 2021

Partner with NorthShore for a healthier community! Your gift by December 31 will have a positive impact on our patients and families.

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.

Volunteer Groups & Events

Get Involved

Find fun and meaningful ways to get involved at NorthShore 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 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 Foundation, [clinical area if desired], 1033 University Place, Suite 450, 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 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 Foundation.

For gifts to NorthShore 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, 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 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’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. Make a gift online or contact Nicole Brennan at 224.364.7210.

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, Fund Development, at 224.364.7230.

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

$14 million

raised by The Auxiliary

$9 million

raised by the American Craft Exposition

$1.3 million

raised by The Associate Board


Nursing scholarships awarded last year

Meet the NorthShore Foundation Team

  • Murray Ancell, Executive Director.

    Murray Ancell

    Executive Director


    It’s a privilege to be involved in building relationships and facilitating solutions that address health needs and opportunities in our community, and beyond. Philanthropy is often defined as “voluntary acts for the public good”, and I get to see that in action every single day.

  • 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.

  • Nicole Brennan, Senior Director, Annual Fund.

    Nicole Brennan

    Senior Director, Annual Fund


    You are an incredibly important partner in bringing accessible, top-quality healthcare to everyone in our community. I love hearing from grateful patients about how philanthropy has helped their family heal.

  • 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 has 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 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

    Manager, Annual Giving


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

  • Kevin Gray, Senior Director, Philanthropy.

    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!

  • 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 is a community of individuals who work toward preserving and improving human life. Whether you contribute time or money toward this mission, never underestimate the importance of your gifts.

  • Danielle Maihofer

    Director, Philanthropy


    I’m proud to make meaningful connections between patients and their physicians at NorthShore. 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.

    Laurie McMichael

    Director, Donor Relations


    NorthShore’s 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 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 & Events


    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 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!

  • Danielle Schultz, Donor Relations Manager.

    Danielle Schultz

    Donor Relations Manager


    I count myself lucky to witness the power of giving. Philanthropy positively impacts the lives of our patients and their families through research projects, patient support services and the dedicated team at NorthShore.

  • Kate Seyfarth

    Administrative Assistant


    Pearl S. Buck once said: “The test of a civilization is in the way that it cares for its helpless members.” Partners like you make so many programs possible at NorthShore—and through philanthropy, we can help people who at the moment are unable to help themselves.

  • Damaris Soto, Coordinator, Data & Donor Services.

    Damaris Soto

    Coordinator, Data & Donor Services


    NorthShore 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

    Senior Manager, Auxiliaries & Events


    The Auxiliary’s impact throughout the NorthShore community is widespread and diverse. From nursing scholarships to research grants to funding for dozens of programs, The Auxiliary’s reach touches us all. I’m proud to assist these community ambassadors and see firsthand the difference they make..

  • 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.

  • Brad Watkins, Senior Director, Communications.

    Brad Watkins

    Senior Director, Communications


    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.