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Endowments: Investing in the Future of Health Care

(Pictured left: The Endowed Chairs Wall of Rush University)

Gifts to Rush University Medical Center’s endowment are a perpetual source of support for every component of our mission: patient care, research, education and community service. Such gifts ensure the excellence of our programs for generations to come.

Create a lasting, living legacy

Evidence of the opportunities that our endowments provide is visible throughout the institution — from the provision of charity care, to research breakthroughs in treating conditions such as osteoarthritis and Parkinson’s disease, to the ability to offer need-based and merit-based aid to deserving students. Endowments create a lasting, living legacy with widespread, transformative effects on health care.

Endowment giving opportunities

A wide range of endowment giving opportunities are available at Rush. Whether funding research, education or patient care programs, gifts to endowment can be directed to support a program or department that you find most meaningful. Gifts may be made at a variety of levels and for a variety of purposes, including the establishment of endowed chairs and endowed scholarships.

Regardless of the amount or the designation, each and every endowment gift provides Rush with a steady and predictable source of income that can be used as a resource for innovation and growth.

For more information about creating an endowment with Rush, contact Diane McKeever at (312) 942-6950 or by email at