Our Foundation


Philanthropy plays a critical role in accomplishing our goals, especially in today's increasingly challenging health care environment. Founded in 1987 as the Children’s Memorial Foundation, today the Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago Foundation is a charitable 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization, through which all gifts benefit Lurie Children’s.
The Foundation's staff of fundraising professionals work with 11 affiliated organizations and an active team of volunteers to cultivate and secure contributions that advance the mission of the hospital. Volunteer engagement ranges from those contributing to governance on the board of directors, to those conducting fundraising events, to individuals contributing through grassroots efforts. 

Founders' Board

The Founders' Board supports the hospital's mission of providing the most advanced and compassionate healthcare for children and their families. The Board is composed of 105 active members who are dedicated to supporting the hospital’s mission through personal philanthropy, fundraising, advocacy, hospital governance and volunteerism. 

Get Involved

To learn more about our work, the children and families we serve and ways to get involved, read our Heroes magazine.