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Giving to Loyola Medicine

The Loyola Medicine Office of Advancement is the philanthropic arm of both Loyola University Medical Center, Gottlieb Memorial Hospital and MacNeal Hospital. It is the generosity of our family of philanthropy that enables Loyola to remain a national leader in medicine, providing exceptional patient care, conducting leading-edge research and educating the next generation of physicians. 

The common link among all of our donors is the desire to make a meaningful difference in the health of our local communities, both today and for generations to come. With your continued support, we will change the world we live in and improve the long-term health and prosperity of our families, our friends, our neighbors and our future generations. We invite you to share in our vision.

Make a gift to Loyola 

Make a gift to Gottlieb 

Make a gift to MacNeal

Ways to Give

The Loyola Medicine Office of Advancement encourages and welcomes contributions from individuals, corporations and other foundations and organizations interested in supporting Loyola University Medical Center and Gottlieb Memorial Hospital. All gifts are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law and may be designated for a specific purpose or given as an unrestricted donation.

Annual Giving - Every gift makes a difference

As a not-for-profit hospital, philanthropic gifts assist us in offering critical services, leading-edge programs and compassionate care to our patients who, like you, rely on Loyola to meet their health and wellness needs. By making an annual gift, you show your support to Loyola and become a valued member of our team. We truly value each gift, no matter the size, as it enables us to continue to provide the best care to our patients.

Some of the areas your gift may be used for:

  • Excellence in Care - Greatest needs of the hospital
  • Excellence in Patient Care
  • Excellence in Education
  • Excellence in Research
  • Excellence in Capital/Technology

Make a gift.
Loyola | Gottlieb | MacNeal

Memorial Giving - Continuing a legacy

Making a gift in memory of a loved one is a touching way to honor their lives and continue their legacy. Gifts made in their name strengthen the Loyola community and give back to our patients. This is a beautiful way to honor the memory of a loved one with a legacy of helping others.

Families often choose to have memorial gifts made in memory of a loved one in lieu of flowers.   To set up memorial giving, please call the Office of Advancement at 708-216-3201.

Make a memorial gift.
Loyola | Gottlieb | MacNeal

Tribute Giving - Honoring a loved one

A tribute gift is a perfect way to honor a loved one throughout life’s milestones. This is a great way to commemorate special moments such as completing treatments, birthdays, anniversaries, weddings, etc.  Your gift will not only honor the extraordinary people in your life but also will provide vitally needed support to the health system. 

Some people choose to ask for tribute gifts to celebrate special occasions in lieu of gifts. To set up tribute giving, please call the Office of Advancement at 708-216-3201.

Make a tribute gift.
Loyola | Gottlieb | MacNeal

Honor your caregiver - Fulfilling the Loyola promise

Loyola promises patients that we will go beyond the illness to treat the whole person.  If there is a special caregiver who fulfilled this promise, you can show your appreciation through the Honor Your Caregiver program. By making a gift to this program, you will not only say thank you but make a difference in the care of fellow Loyola patients.

Your caregiver will be notified of your thoughtful gift through a personal letter.  No mention of your gift amount will be included.

Make a gift in honor of your caregiver.
Loyola | Gottlieb | MacNeal

Corporate and Foundation Giving - Become a valued partner

Our corporate and foundation partners are some of our greatest supporters. We work to align our mission with the top priorities of these organizations. With their support, we continue to provide first-class healthcare for our patients while investing in our future. 

For more information on corporate and foundation giving, please call the Office of Advancement at 708-216-3201.

Planned Giving - Investing in tomorrow

There are a variety of options on how to support Loyola in your giving. Planned gifts incorporate our donor’s strong ties to the organization while leaving a meaningful and lasting legacy. There are many tax benefits to these gifts that can help achieve financial goals while also supporting Loyola. These valuable gifts allow us to invest in our future and plan for the healthcare of tomorrow.

For more information on planned giving, please visit our Planned Giving site or contact the Office of Advancement at 708-216-3201.

Events - Rally the community

Events are a meaningful way to support Loyola. Fundraising events are an effective way to gather the community around a cause and get people involved in supporting the Loyola mission. Donations from events support many of our healing programs for our patients and help us to provide the best experience possible.

For more information about hosting a fundraising event, please call the Office of Advancement at 708-216-3201. 

Special Events

Throughout the year, Loyola Medicine hosts a variety of special events. Whether you attend as a guest or sponsor an event, you help to raise funds in support of important programs and initiatives at both Loyola University Medical Center and Gottlieb Memorial Hospital.

If you are interested in hosting an event to benefit Loyola or would like more information on event sponsorships, please contact the Office of Advancement at 708-216-3201.

Meet the Staff

Amy Day
Vice President of Advancement

Robert Nolan
Senior Director, Corporate & Foundation Relations

Judith Feldman
Director, Major Gifts

Ron Iwanski
Director, Advancement Information Services

Joann Marciszewski
Gifts & Data Processing Assistant

Jake Pollack
Executive Secretary

Beth Rottman
Manager, Annual Giving

Mary Proska
Advancement Associate, Major Gifts

David P. Wilke, CFRE
Chief Development Officer

Vision Newsletter


Vision - Volume 9, Issue 2

Volume 9, Issue 2 (Fall 2014)

  • The Road to Better Health: Mobile Health Program Puts on the Miles
  • On Course to Make a Lasting Difference
  • A Fish Story We Can All Believe
  • Providing Hope for Pediatric Cancer Patients
  • New Resident On-Call Quarters Dedication


  • Vision - Volume 9, Issue 1

Volume 9, Issue 1

  • Generosity and Memory Make Resident Lives Better
  • Golf Outing Supports Home Away from Home
  • Gift Creates an Oasis
  • Donor Celebrates Mother's Independence


Vision - Volume 8, Issue 1

Volume 8, Issue 1

  • Rich and Judy Konitzer: Cooperating with God to Improve Life for All
  • 5K Race/Walk and Children's Character Competition
  • Tellabs Foundation Awards Major Grant to Loyola Hospital
  • Fanchon Knight: Portrait of a Winner


Vision - Volume 7 - Issue 2

Volume 7, Issue 2 (Spring 2012)

  • Christl Burgess Memorial Endowment: A Family's Loss Motivates Generous Gift
  • Loyola's Burn Center: Offering Hope and Healing
  • New Cancer Facilities will Provide Innovative Inpatient Care
  • Gottlieb Memorial Hospital Celebrates 50 Years: A Community Gift that Keeps on Giving


Vision - Fall 2011

Fall 2011

  • Michael and Kay Birck: Working Hard, Giving Generously
  • Anthony J. Stella Gift: Creating an Oasis for Healing
  • Fern Asma Bequest: Stritch Alumna's Gift Supports Medical Students
  • Meet the Loyola Children's Committee


Vision - Winter 2010

Winter 2010

  • Planned Oncology Renovation: Renewing the Promise
  • Life-Changing Experience Inspires Gift
  • Helping Physicians to Advance Patient Care
  • A Life Serving Patients and Science
Vision - Fall 2010

Fall 2010

  • $3 Million McCormick Foundation Gift: Promoting Civic Health
  • William Divane Jr.: Board Member Supports Loyola in Many Ways
  • Speh Family Foundation Gifts Benefit Nursing Education and Cancer Care
  • Walgreen: Continuing a Family Tradition


Vision - Campaign Issue 2009

Campaign Issue 2009

  • Celebrating 10 Years of Service
  • Hadassah-Stritch Exchange a First
  • A Legacy of Faith & Hope
  • A Tradition of Service & Loyalty


Vision - Summer 2009

Summer 2009

  • Family Honors Patriarch, Advances Emergency Care
  • Facing the Big Issues
  • Gift Helps Launch Cardiac Distress Initiative
  • $7.7 Million Gift to Stritch


Vision - Volume 4 - Summer 2008

Volume 4, Summer 2008

  • New Loyola Hospital Tower Offers the Latest in Patient Care
  • $2 Million Gift Allows Researchers to Address Cardiac Remodeling Questions
  • Newest Hire First Step in Expanding Pediatric Cancer Care
  • Helen Grace: Portrait of a Nursing Pioneer
Vision - Spring 2008

Volume 3, Spring 2008

  • $10 Million Grant Signals New Direction for Nursing School
  • Nursing Research 101: Meeting the Revenue Challenge
  • It's a Kid Thing! Loyola Center for Children's Health Now Open
  • Providing a Diversity of Experiences for Residents


Vision - Volume 3 - Winter 2007-08

Volume 3, Winter 2007-08

  • Scholarship Honors Dr. Barbato, Eases Graduates' Debt Burden
  • Leadership Makes the Difference
  • Gift Allows Walgreen Scholars to Aim Higher
  • Mission Accomplished: The Wisdom of Children Tile Wall Dedicated
  • Stritch Junior Service League: High School Volunteers Learn Life Values Helping Others


Vision - Volume 3 - Fall 2007

Volume 3, Fall 2007

  • Stritch Alumnus and Faculty Member Honors His Memories with a $1.6 Million Gift
  • Couple with Ties to Loyola Creates New Scholarship Fund
  • Patient's Brave Spirit Inspires Renovation of Teen Lounge
  • Postpartum Screening Program Helps New Moms Banish Depression
Vision - Volume 3 - Summer 2007

Volume 3, Summer 2007

  • Parents of NICU Graduate Establish Education, Research Fund
  • Donors Help Get New Pediatric Mobile Health Unit Rolling
  • Patient Gift Honors Heart Physicians Who Restored His Health
  • Stritch Research Breakfast Highlights Burn & Shock Trauma Institute
Vision - Volume 2 - Winter 2006-07

Volume 2, Winter 2006-07

  • Daniel J. Walsh Named Chair of Loyola University Health System Board of Directors
  • 56th Annual Stritch Dinner Honors Urologist, Ethicist
  • Family in Condiment Business Adds Spice to Student Scholarships
  • Faculty Members Appointed to Professorial Chairs


Vision - Volume 2 - Fall 2006

Volume 2, Fall 2006

  • Inspired to Give, They Hope to Inspire Others
  • Psychiatrist's Work with Substance Abuse Patients Continues Through $1 Million Bequest
  • Dr. Barbato Discusses His Decision to Retire
  • What a Difference a Gift Makes
Vision - Volume 2 - Summer 2006

Volume 2, Summer 2006

  • Patient Simulator Provides Realistic Instruction for Physicians in Training
  • Work of Pioneering Ophthalmologist Continues through the Richard A. Perritt Charitable Foundation
  • Dr. Leischner's Spirit Lives on through Student Scholarships
  • Neurological Surgery Residency Program Celebrates 30-year Anniversary


Vision - Volume 1 - March 2006

Volume 1, March 2006

  • Donations Help Further Child Advocacy at Loyola
  • Stritch Annual Award Dinner
  • John M. Lee, PhD, Appointed Stritch Dean
  • Stritch Alumnus William Cannon, MD, Gives Back
Vision - Volume 1- January 2006

Volume 1, January 2006

  • Friends and Family Honor the Legacy of Dr. Charles M. Schwartz
  • Annual Leadership Society Dinner Celebrates Loyola's Partners in Progress
  • Stritch Alumnus Donates More Than $2 Million
  • Stritch League Focuses on Community Service


Vision - Volume 1 - Inaugural Issue

Volume 1, Inaugural Issue

  • Celebrating 10 Years of Hope and Healing
  • Expansion and Renovation Advances Loyola's Leadership in Health-Care Delivery
  • Alumnus Gift Creates New Institute for Medical Education
  • Falk Trust Philanthropy Continues to Enhance Scientific Discovery