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Giving to Rush Ways to Give

When making your gift to Rush University Medical Center, you have the flexibility not only to designate how that gift may be used or to direct it to the Medical Center's greatest needs, but also to select a giving vehicle that best supports your personal financial goals.

Unrestricted gifts are among the most beneficial to Rush, as these gifts can be used at the Medical Center's discretion — wherever funds are needed most.

Designated gifts enable you to designate the purpose(s) for which you would like your gift to be used (for example, supporting the work of a specific physician or providing scholarship assistance). When you choose where your gift will be directed, you have the satisfaction of knowing that you are supporting an area of Rush that is personally meaningful to you.

Office of Philanthropy
Rush University Medical Center
1700 West Van Buren St., Suite 250
Chicago, Illinois 60612-3244
Phone: (312) 942-6830
Fax: (312) 942-5581
Email: giving@rush.edu
Online giving: www.rush.edu/giveonline


Types of Gifts

Recurring Gifts
Memorial and Tribute Gifts
Matching Gifts
Gifts of Stock
Gifts of Real Estate, Tangible Personal Property or Life Insurance
Deferred Gifts

Outright gifts
An outright gift is perhaps the easiest way to contribute. Often gifts of cash, outright gifts can be of any size and are available to Rush for immediate use.

Recurring Gifts (Monthly Payments or Employee Payroll Deduction)
A recurring gift made through our convenient monthly payment plan is a wonderful way to increase the value of your gift. By extending your gift over a set period of time, charged monthly by credit card or payroll deduction (for Rush employees), you provide Rush with a consistent stream of income to support the good work of its people and programs all year long. A monthly gift of $10 or more is all it takes to make a big difference in the lives of Rush's patients, students, caregivers and community members. Set up your monthly gift online, or contact Alex Kwak at (312) 942-6112 for additional information.

Memorial and Tribute Gifts
Memorial or tribute gifts provide you with the opportunity to recognize and honor those who have had an impact on your life. For more information about memorial or tribute giving, contact Lisa Gerberding at (312) 563-3164.

Matching Gifts
You may be able to double or even triple the value of your gift through your employer’s matching gift program. Check with your company's human resources department to see if the company matches employees' philanthropic contributions to not-for-profit institutions like Rush.

Gifts of Stock
Transferring securities, either stocks, bonds or mutual fund shares, allows you to make a gift to the Medical Center and receive a charitable deduction equal to the full fair market value. You may also avoid paying capital gains tax on your charitable contribution.

Gifts of Real Estate, Tangible Personal Property or Life Insurance
Non-cash outright gift options still entitle you to a charitable deduction while benefiting Rush's future.

Deferred Gifts
Deferred gifts allow donors to contribute more than they may be able through outright gifts and pledges alone. It is a great way to maximize your giving while benefiting from tax advantages or income for life. To learn more about deferred gift options — including bequests, life income plans and other estate plans — and the associated financial benefits, visit our gift planning pages.

Because Rush University Medical Center is a not-for-profit organization, your gift to Rush is tax deductible to the full extent of the law.


Give Online

You can trust your information is safe when making a monthly or one-time gift using our secure online giving form. Gifts of every size make a difference in our efforts to provide the very best patient care. Please support our efforts by making your gift today.


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