RUSH United Way Campaign 2022

United Way Campaign 2022: 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. 

This year, our contributions help support community partners that expand food access and provide workforce development services in the communities we serve. We partner with these organizations to drive our local hiring efforts and increase healthy food access for residents who identify as food insecure. 

Below is some information about a few organization identified by the Community Health Equity and Engagement team. 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.

New MomsNew Moms (Oak Park)

New Moms partners with young moms and their children who are experiencing poverty and homelessness. The organization provides critical services and coaching around housing, job training and family support for families in Chicagoland.

By the HandBy the Hand

By the Hand is an after-school program that helps children who live in under-resourced neighborhoods have abundant life.

Mercy Housing (Chicago)

Mercy Housing is a national nonprofit organization — one of the nation’s largest affordable housing organizations — working to build a more human world where communities are healthy and all people can develop their full potential.Mercy Housing


Bethel New Life (Chicago)

The mission of Bethel New Life is to empower individuals, strengthen families and rebuild West Side neighborhoods through community-driven, solution-oriented and value-centered approaches.Bethel


New Mount Pilgrim (Chicago)

New Mount Pilgrim Missionary Baptist Church is one of the largest congregations on the West Side of Chicago. Located at 4301 W. Washington Blvd. since 1993, New Mount Pilgrim is a fixture of the West Garfield Park community.Mount Pilgrim