As part of Northwestern Memorial's culture of philanthropy, employees and staff advance the well-being of the community through personal dedication to a wide range of causes, giving generously of their time, talent and treasure.
Each year, Northwestern Memorial enthusiastically gives to the United Way and March of Dimes campaigns. In 2005, a donation of almost $300,000 to the United Way made Northwestern Memorial the leading hospital contributor in the area. We also received the March of Dimes Diamond Award as one of the city's top 10 fundraisers, with employees contributing more than $50,000.
Employees participate in walks to raise money for a variety of causes including heart disease, cancer and AIDS. Medical staff and caregivers volunteer throughout the world in disaster and medical relief efforts. Staff comes together to support disadvantaged Chicago schools through the Adopt-a-School program, offering funding and other services to assist student development and health.
As volunteers, mentors, tutors, and educators, in ways that are visible and in ways that will never be known, Northwestern Memorial is a community that cares.