RUSH United Way Campaign 2023

United Way Campaign 2023: RUSH University Medical Center and RUSH Oak Park Hospital

For years, staff at RUSH have been giving back to the community through the United Way. In recent years, the United Way campaign for RUSH University Medical Center and RUSH Oak Park Hospital has been connected to the Rush Anchor mission strategy. Our Anchor Mission strategy formalizes our commitment to hire locally, purchase locally, invest locally and volunteer locally. Our efforts help residents achieve better health, and we could not do it without the support of our community partners. 

Below is information about the neighborhoods and organizations chosen by the Office of Community Health Equity and Engagement as focuses for the 2023 campaign. RUSH employees who wish to direct a United Way contribution to these organizations will have instructions for doing so in the personalized email message they received from the United Way. 

Austin Neighborhood Network

RUSH has partnered with many agencies in the Austin neighborhood, including Austin Coming Together, the lead agency in the United Way's Austin Neighborhood Network.

Little Village Neighborhood Network

Read about the Marshall Square Resource Network, a lead agency in the United Way's Little Village Neighborhood Network.

Garfield Park Neighborhood Network

RUSH is a member of the Garfield Park Rite to Wellness Collaborative, the lead agency in the Garfield Park Neighborhood Network. The collaborative received the Pritzker Traubert Foundation 2022 Chicago Prize and will use the $10 million award to build a wellness village in Garfield Park.

Beyond Hunger

Beyond Hunger has been tackling food insecurity in Cook County for more than four decades. The organization provides a range of "hunger-relief programming" in Cook County, servicing 13 ZIP codes in the near west suburbs, including Oak Park, and in some areas of Chicago.