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Upcoming Philanthropy Events

Rush University Commencement Ceremony

May 21, 2015 | UIC Pavilion | Chicago

Rush University’s 2015 graduating class from all four colleges will celebrate their accomplishments with friends and family at this spring’s commencement ceremony.

Anchor Cross Society Dinner

June 2, 2015 | Chicago

Susan Crown, Chairperson of the Anchor Cross Society, welcomes guests to the annual Anchor Cross Society Dinner on June 2, 2015. The event serves as a celebration of the role donors have played in furthering Rush’s people and programs and transforming the scope of medicine.

The Anchor Cross Society, founded in 1961, is the leadership annual giving society at Rush. Members of this society are an exclusive group of donors who, through their commitment and generosity, have provided critical funding to support the Medical Center’s greatest needs. To learn more the Anchor Cross Society or to renew your membership, contact Alex Kwak at (312) 942-6112 or by email at

Rush Associates Board Casino Night

June 12, 2015 | The Montgomery Club, 500 W. Superior St. | Chicago

Join us for an evening of great food, live music, dancing, a silent auction and the event’s signature feature: an exciting casino night. This year, all proceeds will go to Rush’s Road Home Program. Tickets begin at $200, and sponsorship opportunities are available.

Rush Rounds

Head, Shoulders, Joints and Genes - A comprehensive approach to healthy aging

July 22, 2015 | Langham Hotel | Chicago

Thanks to advances in technology and medicine, our average life expectancy continues to increase. But how do we make sure that we’re able to maintain our healthy lifestyle now that we’re living longer? Join our panel of experts as they discuss the best ways to care for your mind and body and share the foremost challenges to optimal aging. Learn how Rush is addressing these challenges through research, clinical care and education to ensure you can thrive at any age.

Swim Across America Chicago Open Water Swim

July 25, 2015 | Ohio Street Beach | Chicago

Swim Across America raises money and awareness for cancer research, prevention and treatment. Each summer, the Chicago Open Water Swim takes off from the Ohio Street Beach, from which participants complete a half-mile, one-mile, one-and-a-half mile or three-mile swim to raise money for the Rush University Cancer Center. In 2014, more than 200 swimmers on 26 teams raised valuable funds in support of clinical cancer research at Rush, bringing the total contributions to Rush since 2012 to $825,000. Join us this summer and "make waves to fight cancer."

For more information on any of Rush’s upcoming events, please contact Kelly Kloak at (312) 942-0699 or

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