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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.

Make a Gift

Every size donation helps us on our mission to improve the lives of every child. Your 
generosity enables us to continue to transform children’s lives through specialized and compassionate care, groundbreaking research, support for families, education and advocacy. 

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.

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 Kara Frost at kfrost@luriechildrens.org or 312.227.7273 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. Learn how to make a gift in honor of a loved one

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. Learn how to make a memorial gift

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

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.

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 Alisia Eckert at aeckert@luriechildrens.org or 312.227.7308

Estate Gifts

Do you want to do something today to support Lurie Children’s in a meaningful way without writing a check? Regardless of the economy, your current cash flow or your age, you can create a powerful legacy of hope and healing for children and families. Consider naming Lurie Children’s as the beneficiary of your will or living trust. Or, you can name Lurie Children’s as a beneficiary of a life insurance policy, IRA or other retirement plan you already have. Contact Lisa Bakker at lbakker@luriechildrens.org or 312.227.7247 with any questions. 


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Gifts of Stock

Donating appreciated securities, including stocks or bonds, is an easy and tax-effective way for you to make a gift to Lurie Children's. You can make an electronic transfer of stock or bonds from your brokerage or investment account to Lurie Children’s or contact Lisa Bakker at lbakker@luriechildrens.org or 312.227.7247 for more information if you hold securities in certificate form.

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.