A second chance
Facing pancreatic cancer, Jose Velazquez entrusted his life to an Illinois Masonic Medical Center specialist.
Charitable gifts are vital to the hospital
One of the state's largest, most comprehensive medical centers, Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center is committed to improving patient care, educating the next generation of health care professionals and increasing access to care. Charitable gifts enable us to build state-of-the-art facilities such as the recently renovated Creticos Cancer Center; offer specialized educational programs for clinical staff; deliver services for underserved populations such as the deaf and hard of hearing; and provide financial assistance that enables members of our community to get the care they need. Founded in the Masonic tradition, Advocate Illinois Masonic upholds its tradition of serving all and has cared for individuals from around the world.
Philanthropy news and events at Illinois Masonic Medical Center
Below is a list of programs at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center that currently need your support.
President's Fund for Special Needs
Your support of the President's Fund for Special Needs will help Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center extend health care access, educate the next generation of doctors, nurses and allied health professionals and improve patient care. Your gift will help us reach our goal of $500,000 in 2013, and help us to better serve our patients and invest in the health needs of our community.
Nursing Education Endowment
Your support of the Nursing Education Endowment helps us invest in Advocate Illinois Masonic's nurses. The endowment generates interest that supports the medical center's unique R.N. residency program, provides for continuing education and professional development, and recognizes nurses who continue to improve our care and make Advocate Illinois Masonic one of the best places for nursing in the country.
Advocate Illinois Masonic’s autism program is on the cutting edge of autism treatment. The program stresses early diagnosis, intensive treatment, and support for parents, caregivers and siblings. The program offers extensive parent training, provides therapy for the child in a variety of settings including the home, and adapts its services to meet the distinct needs of each child and family. Our annual Tee Off Against Autism golf outing benefits the Autism Treatment Program. This year's event is scheduled for Monday, August 4, 2014.
Education and Research
Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center educates more physicians than any other hospital like it in Illinois. The Education and Research Fund helps the center's medical staff, nurses, pharmacists, technicians and other patient-care associates enhance their skills and knowledge. Your support of our fellows, residents, nurses and allied health professionals will help improve patient care, promote teaching and research, and give a gift that can result in a lifetime of professional service.
Center for Advanced Care
The Center for Advanced Care will house our Angelo P. Creticos, MD. Cancer Center, the Center for Digestive Health and the Ambulatory Surgery Center. With your support, patients will be able to receive a full continuum of outpatient services in one easy-to-access location.
For the most vulnerable members of our community, ill-health is often a symptom of extraordinarily challenging personal and economic issues. A legacy of the Ravenswood Hospital, the Helping Hands Fund makes small grants to our patients to help them access safe transit to and from the medical center, to receive an urgent supply of healthy food or necessary clothing or access medical supplies, such as a cane or brace, if they cannot afford it. These funds help our patients feel safe and secure, helping them heal and avoid costly readmission.
Would you like more information about making your gift? We would be happy to speak with you further about how your charitable giving can make an impact at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center.
Advocate Charitable Foundation
Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center
836 West Wellington Ave.
Chicago, IL 60657
Vice President of Development
Director of Development