TR FAQs

You can use our online fundraising tools to share your story, set a fundraising goal and inspire others to help support the area of Rush that is most meaningful to you.

Why support Rush?

For more than 177 years, Rush has been bringing health and hope to patients in Chicago and beyond.

As a not-for-profit organization, Rush University Medical Center reinvests all of our revenue after expenses into our people and programs:

Rush depends on donors who believe in our mission and share our commitment to health care and prevention. Their vision and generosity makes our work possible.

Are contributions to my page tax-deductible?

Rush is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization. As such, donations are tax deductible to the full extent allowed by the law. For your tax purposes, Rush will provide each donor with a letter documenting the amount and date of your philanthropic donation to Rush.

Which areas of Rush can I support with my page?

We have established funds for many areas of patient care, research, education and community outreach. You can also make a gift that Rush can apply toward our most urgent needs. Find out more about available options on our Ways to Give page, or email giving@rush.edu.

Where should I send checks made to my campaign?

Checks must be made payable to “Rush University Medical Center” and sent to Rush University Medical Center, Office of Philanthropy, 1201 W. Harrison St., Ste. 300; Chicago, IL 60607-3319.

Do I have to create an account to build a page?

Yes. In order for us to save your fundraiser information and your page (and for you to be able to edit it later), you need to create an account using a unique username and a password.

Can I change other things on my page that don't have an "edit" button (e.g. colors, fonts, banner, etc.)?

No, some things cannot be personalized or edited.

What is a tribute gift, and what is the difference between an honor gift and a memorial gift?

A tribute gift is a gift made in recognition of a person or an event. At Rush we use the term tribute gift to refer to both honor and memorial gifts. Memorial gifts are made in remembrance of someone who has passed away. All other types of tribute gifts, such as gifts made in celebration of special events or as expressions of gratitude for Rush caregivers, are referred to as honor gifts.

If I create a page in honor or in memory of someone, what information will you give to the honoree/family about my gift?

When you create a page in honor or memory of someone, a member of our team will reach out for futher information. You can ask Rush to notify that honoree of your generosity. To protect our donors’ privacy, individual gift amounts will be kept confidential; however, all donors will be sent a receipt for tax purposes.

How can I include information about memorial pages to Rush in an obituary?

Contact Megan Tenenbaum, associate director of annual giving, at megan_tenenbaum@rush.edu, and she can provide you with language to include in a loved one’s obituary to help direct memorial gifts to their intended purpose at Rush. Additionally, we can provide you with personalized memorial envelopes and a custom link for online memorial gifts.

Can’t find the answer to your question? Contact us.