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Honor Giving at Rush

Celebrate a graduation, birthday, wedding, athletic achievement or a treatment milestone. Recognize a friend, a family member, a colleague or a teacher. Donating in honor of an important person or event, helps Rush continue to offer excellent patient care, innovative research, transformative education and effective community outreach.

How you can donate to Rush in honor of an important person or event

  • Give online
    Our secure online giving site is the most convenient and environmentally friendly way to make an honor gift.
  • Give by mail
    Download our honor giving form and mail the completed form along with a check made payable to “Rush University Medical Center” to the following address:
    Rush University Medical Center
    Office of Philanthropy
    1201 W. Harrison St., Suite 300
    Chicago, IL 60607-3319
  • Give by phone
    Credit card gifts can also be made by calling the Office of Philanthropy at (312) 942-1514.

We are happy to notify the honoree of your generosity. If you would like us to send a notification, please provide the honoree’s contact information when making your gift.

Honoring your Health Care Hero is more than saying thank you.

Doctors, nurses and other caregivers at Rush work tirelessly to ease symptoms and manage your health. To find and apply the right treatment you or your loved ones need. To save lives and give you more years with the people you love most.

Help Rush continue to offer the high level of care you, or someone important to you, received by contributing in honor of the health care professionals who provided that care. We will notify the doctors, nurses or other caregivers of your generosity.

How to give in honor of your Health Care Hero at Rush

  • Give online: Our secure online giving site is the most convenient and environmentally friendly way to make an honor gift using your credit card.
  • Give by mail: Download our honor giving form and mail the completed form along with a check made payable to “Rush University Medical Center” to the following address:
    Office of Philanthropy
    Rush University Medical Center
    1201 W. Harrison St., Suite 300
    Chicago, IL 60607-3319
  • Give by phone: Credit card gifts can also be made by calling the Office of Philanthropy at (312) 942-1514.

Direct honor gifts from others to Rush

Asking others to give honor gifts to Rush is a wonderful way to recognize a personal milestone, celebrate a special occasion or express gratitude to an important person. Honor gifts also help us sustain Rush’s mission to provide excellent patient care, breakthrough research, transformative education and effective community outreach.

Please email Megan Tenenbaum at megan_tenenbaum@rush.edu in the Office of Philanthropy or call (312) 942-1514 for help establishing honor gifts to Rush.

We will assist you with the following aspects of directing honor gifts to Rush:

  • Select an area of Rush to support
    You can choose to direct gifts toward the Medical Center’s greatest needs, patient care, research within a specific disease area, student financial assistance or other areas of Rush.
  • Provide personalized honor giving materials
    After you select an area of Rush to support, you may request personalized tools to help with your fundraising, such as the following items:
    • Custom giving envelopes at no cost
    • A custom link to an online giving form that you can share with friends and family through email or social media
  • Offer additional ways for others to give
    Credit card gifts can be made by calling (312) 942-1514. Or, you can suggest downloading and printing our giving form for mailed payments, which can be sent to our address:
     
    Rush University Medical Center
    Office of Philanthropy
    1201 W. Harrison St., Suite 300
    Chicago, IL 60607-3319
  • Thank others for their support 
    When you ask others to support Rush, the Office of Philanthropy will send a tax receipt to all donors acknowledging their gifts. We can also provide you with a weekly list of all the honor donors and their addresses if you wish to send personal thank you notes.

Learn more about payment methods, confidentiality, tax receipts and other aspects of memorial and honor gifts to Rush in our FAQ section.

Questions? Contact Megan Tenenbaum, associate director of annual giving, at megan_tenenbaum@rush.edu and (312) 942-1514.

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