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Gift Planning

When James and Helen Russell decided to leave a bequest to Rush from their estate, they may not have realized the scope of the legacy their gift would leave behind. Today, the James R. and Helen D. Russell Surgery Center (pictured) represents Rush’s vision for the future of surgery.

Opened in 2012, these 28 operating rooms, spanning three floors of the Tower, have changed the way clinicians at Rush deliver care.

It took planning and forethought for the Russells to arrange a gift that best met their wishes. Rush offers a variety of legacy giving options that help supporters and friends make a lasting impact beyond their lifetimes, while also realizing benefits for themselves today.

Susan Sasvari, senior director of gift planning, is available to confidentially discuss your individual philanthropic interests and the variety of planned giving options at Rush. She can be reached at or (312) 942-3691.

Plan for what is most important to you — and Rush’s future

Like many of us, you probably want to protect you and your family's financial security. But you also wish you could donate to causes you believe in most. You can accomplish both through a planned gift to Rush.

Our qualified fundraising team can work with you and your advisors to help create a distinctive plan that fits your financial and charitable goals. A thoughtfully planned gift can help you realize significant financial benefits and is a powerful statement of your support of the future of health care.

Donors who make gifts to Rush through their estate plans are recognized through the Rush Heritage Society.

Gift planning benefits

  • May provide income for life
  • May reduce or eliminate capital gains, gift and estate taxes
  • You may be able to take a charitable contribution to lower current income taxes
  • Enables you to invest in the future of Rush

Create a customized charitable donation

Our staff is pleased to consult with you or your advisor to find the gift vehicle that works best for you:

Watch: The James R. and Helen D. Russell Surgery Center, also known as the Interventional Platform at Rush

Looking for more information about meeting your charitable and financial goals? For a confidential consultation, contact Susan Sasvari, senior director of gift planning, at or (312) 942-3691.

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