Ways to Give

As a non-profit medical center, Lurie Children’s relies on an engaged and supportive community to elevate the standard of medical care for more children, create innovative programs, accelerate cutting-edge research discoveries and work with community partners to make Chicago’s neighborhoods safer for children. None of this would be possible without your support. Please explore the variety of ways you can partner with us to help create healthier futures for every child.

If you have questions about making a gift, please contact Lurie Children’s Foundation at 312.227.7500 or donationinquiries@luriechildrens.org.

Make a Gift Online

Your generosity enables us to continue to transform children’s lives through specialized and compassionate care, groundbreaking research, support for families, education and advocacy. When making a gift online, you can choose to make a one-time payment or enroll in our monthly giving program.

Send a Check

Simply make checks out to Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago Foundation and send them to our mailing address.

Mailing Address:
Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago Foundation
Department 4586
Carol Stream, IL 60122-4586

Tribute Gifts

A tribute gift to Lurie Children's is a unique and meaningful way to honor someone dear to you or to memorialize the passing of an individual who has touched your life. When you make a tribute gift, the individual or family of the loved one whom you are honoring or memorializing can be notified of your thoughtfulness with a personalized acknowledgment, if requested. In return, you can be assured your gift is supporting the hospital’s programs and services.   You can make a gift online, or contact Shannon O’Malley at 312.227.7500 for more information.  

Honor Gifts

A gift in honor of a loved one is the perfect way to celebrate life's important milestones. Whether that life event is a birthday, wedding, bar/bat mitzvah or anniversary, making a gift to Lurie Children’s is a thoughtful way to honor that individual.

Memorial Gifts

You may choose to memorialize a loved one’s legacy by making a gift to Lurie Children’s. A memorial gift serves as a meaningful way to remember individuals while also directly supporting the patients and families at the hospital.

Loved ones who are remembered through memorial gifts totaling $1,000 or more are recognized on our Gifts of Love wall. This special installation, located on the 12th floor of Lurie Children’s near the Anne Searle Bent Interfaith Chapel, is dedicated each spring with a remembrance ceremony for families and friends.

Honor Your Caregiver

Support Lurie Children’s while paying tribute to a doctor, nurse or other caring employee who made a difference in your experience. In recognition of gifts that are $500 or greater, honored caregivers will receive a custom lapel pin to wear proudly. Learn how to make a gift in honor of a caregiver


IRA Gifts

If you are 70 ½ or older, a charitable gift transferred directly from your IRA to Lurie Children’s will not be taxed and will qualify toward your required minimum distribution. Simply provide your administrator with our legal name, address and federal tax ID. Please contact Kevin Longstreth at (312) 227-3254 or klongstreth@luriechildrens.org with questions about making a gift from your IRA.

Legal name: Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago Foundation

Mailing Address: 225 E. Chicago Avenue, Box 4, Chicago, IL 60611

Federal Tax ID: 36-3357006

Gifts of Stock

A gift of an appreciated asset can provide capital gains tax savings. Ask your broker to include the following information when the securities are transferred. Please also notify us to ensure timely and accurate acknowledgment and receipt. Please contact Jennifer Bush at 312-925-4776  with questions about making a gift of stock.  

Learn more about Gifts of Stocks & Bonds

Estate Gifts

Gift commitments made today will shape pediatric medicine and research for generations to come. If you have arranged or are interested in preparing for a future gift to Lurie Children’s through your financial or estate plan, please let us know. We would be grateful for the opportunity to thank you and to recognize your generosity through membership in our John P. Wilson Society. Learn more about including Lurie Children's in your will or trust or designating Lurie Children’s as the charitable beneficiary of a retirement, investment or bank account or life insurance policy. 

Please contact Keith Longstreth at 312.227.3254 or klongstreth@luriechildrens.org with questions about making a gift through your estate.

Learn more about Planned Giving options

Donor-Advised Fund

To direct a gift to Lurie Children’s from your donor-advised fund, simply share our legal name, address and federal tax ID.

Legal name: Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago Foundation

Mailing Address: 225 E. Chicago Avenue, Box 4, Chicago, IL 60611

Federal Tax ID: 36-3357006

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Gifts Through Private Foundations

Lurie Children’s Foundation Giving team actively seeks private foundations to partner with hospital researchers, clinicians, administrators and program directors to advance their work to improve the health and well-being of children. We serve as a liaison between grantmaking foundations and Lurie Children’s. The philanthropic support provided by private foundations is essential to ensuring that Lurie Children’s can continue to provide the best possible care to the children and families we treat. For more information, contact foundationgiving@luriechildrens.org.

Lurie Children's Innovators

As an Innovator, you'll network with other outstanding philanthropists, get a behind-the-scenes view of our life-changing research and programs and leave a lasting impact on our patients and families. The Innovators program offers the opportunity to have unparalleled access to medical center leaders and learn about programs in need of key philanthropic support. Members commit to the program with an annual investment that is collectively pooled to fund a project chosen by the group. At the end of the year, the group gathers to hear proposal pitches from physicians and researchers and then votes on one of three projects to fund.

Corporate Partnerships

A corporate partnership with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago provides you with a valuable opportunity to align your brand with major hospital programs and events while communicating to your customers and employees your commitment to the community they live and work. For more information, please contact T.J. Johnson, VP, Corporate Partnerships at 630.337.6853 or thjohnson@luriechildrens.org.

Toy & Gift Donations

We use gift donations for different purposes year round. For example, children often have the chance to pick a prize after a particularly hard day or on a special occasion, such as finishing a round of treatment.

Additional Ways to Help

You can also give back through a number of special programs that make it easy to find the giving option best suited for you. 

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