Giving Tuesday … and Every Day

Diane_McKeeverBy Diane McKeever

First we had Black Friday. Then we had Cyber Monday. Now we have Giving Tuesday. A national day of giving, Tuesday, Dec. 3, is the day the philanthropic community comes together to support our local communities. In my role as senior vice president of philanthropy at Rush, I see firsthand the difference philanthropy makes — 365 days a year — and feel so proud and grateful to live and work in a community that is so generous.

Rush, like so many of Chicago’s longstanding institutional citizens, owes much of its existence and achievements to the men and women who were determined to establish a health care institution worthy of a great city. From families who have supported the health of our city since its earliest days to donors like BMO Harris Bank, whose recent $5 million gift will establish critical new programs to address health and education disparities in our city, Chicago thrives on the generosity of its own.

With the help of so many individuals, families, corporations and other organizations, we at Rush are working to make our community stronger and healthier, and the philanthropic support from our community makes it possible. So in observance of Giving Tuesday, to all those who donate their time and their funds to make Chicago a healthier place to live and work, I offer my sincere gratitude. Together, we’re making a difference.

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