• 2018 Fall Benefit Sponsors

    Thank you to our generous 2018 Fall Benefit Sponsors and friends who are making An Evening of Whimsy possible.

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  • 2018 Fall Benefit

    Please join us on Friday, October 19, 2018; as we return to The Art Institute of Chicago for, An Evening of Whimsy.

    Chaired by Samantha Schwalm, this exciting evening will be a very memorable occasion as we raise funds for the Rush Education and Career Hub, or REACH.

    We are grateful to the following sponsors for their generous support: Midwest Foods, J.P.Morgan, JourneyCare, William Blair, ITW, Berger Schwatz, Northern Trust, Hadley Capital, Aon, La Luna Mezcal, Tequila Gran Dovejo, All Things Party, VINCE, Bulley & Andrews, Sheridan Road, Sophisticated Living Chicago

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  • Rush University Medical Center

    The mission of the Woman's Board of Rush University Medical Center is to work in partnership with the Medical Center to help it provide the best health care for the individuals and diverse communities that Rush serves through our support of the Medical Center's outstanding patient care, research and community outreach initiatives.

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Young Professionals Ticket Image

We are excited to introduce a Young Professionals ticket, available to guests ages 21 to 35, for this year’s Fall Benefit, An Evening of Whimsy, on Friday, October 19th. Young Professionals are invited to join us for the after-party featuring cocktails, light bites and dancing to the sounds of the band, Indigo, from 8:30 to 11:00 PM. Young Professionals tickets are $100 each or $75 each for groups of five (5) or more. http://bit.ly/RUWBFallBenefit.

Students learning at the Simpson Academy for Young Women

This year, the Woman's Board of Rush University Medical Center will raise funds to support the Rush Education and Career Hub, or REACH, an innovative education and workforce development program that provides mentoring and internship programs to high school and college students from Chicago's West Side communities. 

The Woman's Board has enjoyed supporting Rush's NICU Department over the years. Woman's Board members Susie Healy, Stephanie Poole Byrd and Stevie Boggess attended this year's annual Preemie Picnic on Sunday, September 23rd. What a crowd – 200 to 300, Rush babies of all ages and their families, the Rush Cafeteria was jumping. There was a huge volunteer force. Clearly, Rush staff delight in catching up with their former patients. The “Minion” is none other than Dr. Jean Silvestri, pictured here with Debbie Gist, (NICU nurse about to retire after 34 years at Rush).

Thank you for attending the 24th Annual Spring Luncheon with keynote speaker, Dr. Madeleine K. Albright, Secretary of State (1997-2001). This was a very special and memorable event as she spoke on Women in Diplomacy. Save the date for Tuesday, May 7, 2019 at the Hilton Chicago. Check back soon for more details.