Donor Stories

Thousands of people help ensure the best possible health care and services for their neighbors and others by sharing their time and financial resources with Advocate each year. They include community residents who value quality care close to home; physicians and other health professionals; grateful patients and family members; business leaders; foundation program officers; and others. Read some of our supporters’ stories.

Renaissance Medical Group

Renaissance Medical Group cares for our smallest patients and gives back in the biggest way. Read More

Teryl and David Schawk

Inspired by personal experience, Teryl and David Schawk are helping nurses pursue educational opportunities that might otherwise be unavailable to them. Read More

Joyce Sienkowski

Special nurse makes a planned gift to fund special award. Read More

Shirley Shaw

A longtime Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital fan, Shirley Shaw shared her observations as she turned 100. Read More

Masons of Illinois

As Illinois Masonic Medical Center embarks upon an exciting new era, it looks forward to an inspiring continued partnership with the Masons of Illinois. Read More

Lora Clark

A long-time volunteer at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital, Lora Clark has made several contributions to the place that means so much to her. Read More

Frontier Construction

Committed to helping ensure the health and well-being of its community, Frontier Construction is a loyal supporter of Advocate Children's Hospital - Oak Lawn. Read More

Haugen Family

When Debra Haugen passed away from ovarian cancer, her family honored her life and passion for the health care ministry by creating a tribute fund in her name. Read More

Rosielyn Lassiter

A retired nurse, Rosielyn Lassiter is a longtime Advocate supporter and an enthusiastic member of Trinity's new Development Council. Read More

Dr. Richard Sanders

Eureka resident Dr. Richard Sanders invests in local health care to ensure the growth and advancement of Advocate Eureka Hospital. Read More

Barbara and Paul Hills

Barrington residents Barbara and Paul Hills take the lead in raising funds for Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital’s historic modernization project. Read More

Vern McGinnis

After his wife of 35 years passed away, longtime supporter Vern McGinnis made a gift in her memory to benefit the Mother Baby Unit at BroMenn Medical Center. Read More

Nemmers Family

Strong community ties, a positive patient experience and a desire to give back led the Nemmers family to make a charitable contribution to Condell Medical Center. Read More

Bill and Joanne Patejdl

An Oak Lawn couple’s gift of an apartment building honors mother’s legacy, supports nursing and generates additional retirement income. Read More

Richard and Joyce Phillips

Richard and Joyce Phillips’s gift of individual retirement account assets to Advocate Lutheran General Hospital was just what the doctor ordered. Read More

Andy Tecson and Nancy Hagen

Supporters Nancy Hagen and Andy Tecson demonstrate that, in philanthropy as at Advocate, the whole is greater than the sum of its parts. Read More

Deb and Alan Feldman

Longtime supporters of Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital, the Feldmans made a significant gift to help fund the hospital's expansion and renovation project. Read More

Carrie Novak

After the Advocate Hospice care team walked Carrie Novak through the last days of her parents, she felt compelled to give back in more ways than one. Read More