Jean was among the many Advocate Aurora Health team members to receive a bonus at the end of 2020 for her remarkable work and sacrifices during the pandemic. She is a case manager with Aurora Family Service who would typically see patients in home settings. With the pandemic, her interaction with clients went mostly virtual.
Although she earned every penny, Jean’s humble heart told her that others needed the bonus money more than she did. So, she donated it back to the Team Member Crisis Fund, which provides grants up to $1,000 to Advocate Aurora team members facing a financial crisis.
“Some people in need are single parents with small children, some have medical conditions of their own. I just appreciate so many of them who stepped up and took an enormous risk during COVID to help others,” Jean says.
More than 1,300 applications were approved for team members in 2020.
You can support the Team Member Crisis Fund here.