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Upcoming Philanthropy Events

Rush Rounds: What’s Up, Doc?

Tuesday, April 2
6-8:45 p.m.
The Standard Club | 320 S. Plymouth Ct. | Chicago

Join us for a unique opportunity to learn about and discuss health topics of greatest interest to you — directly with clinical experts from Rush. Enjoy multiple breakout sessions with Rush experts and get an insider’s take on exciting developments in health care.

For information about attending, contact Laura Raymond at (312) 563-1332 or

Golden Lamp Society Luncheon

Thursday, April 11
11 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Claude H. Searle Conference Center I Rush University Medical Center | 1725 W. Harrison St., Fifth Floor | Chicago

This invitation-only event will feature recognition of members, a report on the Golden Lamp Society’s impact on nursing education and research, and presentation of the 2019 Golden Lamp Society scholarships.

Golden Lamp Society, or GLS, members help us educate nurses who will lead the complex health care environments of the future. Members make annual contributions of $300 or more in support of the students and programs of Rush University College of Nursing.

To establish or renew your GLS membership and ensure your attendance, contact Jessica Sharrow at (312) 563-9062 and

Learn more about the Golden Lamp Society online.

Bodies in Motion: A Study of Art and Science

Tuesday, April 16
6-8 p.m.
Joffrey Tower | 10 E. Randolph St. | Chicago

Rush has partnered with the Joffrey Ballet to offer a unique evening with a reception, ballet performance, motion analysis demonstration and conversation with Rush and Joffrey staff.

For information about attending, contact Laura Raymond at (312) 563-1332 or

Woman’s Board 25th Annual Spring Luncheon

Tuesday, May 7
11 a.m.-3 p.m.
Hilton Chicago | 720 S. Michigan Ave.

The 25th installment of the Woman’s Board of Rush University Medical Center’s Spring Luncheon will feature President Mary Robinson, an Irish Independent politician who served as the seventh president of Ireland from 1990-97, the first woman to serve as the nation’s leader. Robinson has continued to serve as one of the world’s most respected voices for climate justice, focusing on education and advocacy for the poor and disempowered who are disproportionately threatened by climate change.

Learn more about the spring luncheon online.

For information about the Woman’s Board and the event, contact Michelle Boardman at (312) 942-6884 and

12th Annual Rush Associates Board Casino Night

Friday, May 10, 2019
6:30-11:30 p.m.
The Geraghty | 2520 S Hoyne Ave., Chicago

Join us for an evening of great food, live music, dancing, a silent auction and an exciting casino night. This year all proceeds will support the Rush Community Health Fund, improving health equity and removing barriers to quality care in the community. Tickets begin at $200, and sponsorship opportunities are available.  For information about Casino Night, please contact Jaclyn Groves at (312) 942-6874 or

Fourth Annual Road Home Benefit

Wednesday, June 26, 2019
6-8:45 p.m.
Four Seasons Hotel | 120 E Delaware Pl., Chicago

Join us for an evening supporting the Road Home Program and an unprecedented opportunity to honor, celebrate and recognize our veterans.

For more information on Rush’s upcoming events, please contact Laura Raymond at (312) 563-1332 or

Swim Across America — Chicago Open Water Swim

Saturday, Aug. 10
6:30-11 a.m.
Ohio Street Beach | Chicago

Swim Across America is a national nonprofit organization dedicated to raising money for cancer research, prevention and treatment through swimming events across the country. Since 2012 Swim Across America has directed its proceeds from Chicago-area events to the Rush University Cancer Center, leading to more than $1.2 million in total contributions to clinical cancer research at Rush.

Register online to participate.

For more information, contact Melissa Platt at (312) 563-9067 and

Woman’s Board Annual Fall Benefit: Bright Futures

Friday, Sept. 6
6:30-11:30 p.m.
Theatre on the Lake | 2401 N. Lake Shore Dr. | Chicago

The Woman’s Board’s Fall Benefit will feature a cocktail buffet and live music all in support of the Rush Community Service Initiative Program, or RCSIP. The program builds and maintains a network of community service programs that matches Rush Medical College students' interests in social and health care needs of Chicago.

Learn more about the fall benefit online.

For information about the Woman’s Board and the event, contact Michelle Boardman at (312) 942-6884 and   

Anchor Cross Society Annual Dinner

Wednesday, Sept. 18
The Ritz-Carlton | Chicago

This invitation-only dinner celebrates the commitment and generosity of Anchor Cross Society, or ACS, members at the Partner level and above ($2,500+).

Whether funding specific initiatives or providing unrestricted donations, Anchor Cross Society members help us deliver high-quality, compassionate patient care, while advancing research, education and community outreach. Member privileges and recognition are tailored by level of giving.

To establish or renew your ACS membership and ensure your attendance, contact Jessica Sharrow at (312) 563-9062 and

Make your Anchor Cross Society gift online.

Rush University Golf Outing

Wednesday, Sept. 26
Silver Lake Country Club | 14700 S. 82nd Ave. | Orland Park, IL

The Rush University Golf Outing provides an opportunity to support Rush University students while enjoying a fun and exciting day of golf with Rush University Medical Center leadership, staff, faculty and alumni. Since the event began, more than $1.2 million has been raised in support of student scholarships.

For more information, please contact Molly McCurdy at (312) 942-6848 or

To learn more about upcoming Rush philanthropy events, contact Laura Raymond at (312) 563-1332 or

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