Advocate Children’s Hospital

A children’s specialty hospital that combines extraordinary medical expertise with a child-centered environment, Advocate Children’s Hospital is a premier provider of health care for children throughout the Midwest. Charitable gifts enable us to deliver exceptional care, build state-of-the-art facilities, offer support services for patients and their families, perform community outreach, provide specialized training to our caregivers and provide financial assistance to families so children can get the care they need.

Funding Priorites

Children are often overwhelmed by the procedures and emotions that accompany an overnight hospital stay or extended treatment. Charitable gifts support staff time and materials needed for therapeutic activities such as medical play, art lessons, pet therapy, role play, games and distractions.

As a not-for-profit hospital, Advocate Children’s Hospital relies on partnerships with friends and neighbors to expand and improve our services. In addition to making a donation to a designated program or project, you can support Advocate Children’s Hospital by attending an event, hosting a patient party, shopping the Pals’ Place or doing a community service project.

Advocate Children’s Hospital is a regional leader in caring for children with congenital and acquired heart disease. Home to the nationally renowned Advocate Children’s Heart Institute—currently celebrating its 30th anniversary—we offer the latest advances in diagnostics and treatment services. Your gift will help the hospital continue to pioneer lifesaving procedures and treatments.

Advocate Children’s Hospital provides a full range of diagnostic and treatment services for children, from infants through adolescents, for virtually all childhood cancers. Your gift supports a multidisciplinary approach, a focus on family that minimizes the impact on daily life, and advanced and comfortable environments for patient care.

Additional Ways To Help

As a not-for-profit hospital, Advocate Children’s Hospital relies on partnerships with friends and neighbors to expand and improve our services. In addition to making a donation to a designated program or project, attending an event, hosting a patient party, shop the Pals’ Place or doing a community service project, there are several ways that you can support Advocate Children’s Hospital.

You can raise funds to benefit children and families we serve by hosting a fundraiser or by asking for donations in lieu of gifts for a special occasion.

You can collect and donate new toys, games, movies and supplies for our patients and their families. View our child life wish list or purchase items directly from Amazon for our Oak Lawn or Park Ridge campus.

Attending community fundraisers for Advocate Children’s Hospital is a great way to support the hospital and to meet like-minded individuals.

Roaring Good News

Read the latest issue of our eNewsletter, where you will learn more about our programs and services, and about how philanthropy is making a difference for our young patients, their families and our communities.

Contact Us

For more information, please contact Advocate Children’s Hospital’s development team:

Doug Hutchings
Vice President of Development
630-929-6930
douglas.hutchings@advocatehealth.com

Jacqueline Pufundt, CFRE
Director of Development
630-929-6931
jacqueline.pufundt@advocatehealth.com

Karen Kliebhan
Director of Development
630-929-6935
karen.kliebhan@advocatehealth.com

Emily Vernon
Development Coordinator
630-929-6906
emily.vernon@advocatehealth.com

Maryanne McDonald
Director of Pediatric Grants and Program Development
630-929-6953
maryanne.mcdonald@advocatehealth.com

Melissa Peshek
Administrative Assistant
630-929-6929
melissa.peshek@advocatehealth.com