Gratitude may be expressed in a variety of meaningful and impactful ways. A heart-felt thank you to a physician or nurse, time dedicated to volunteering and helping others, sharing your story to inspire others, or an impactful donation to aid in enhancing our patient’s experience, enabling innovation and improving outcomes.

Together we can make a difference. To learn more about additional ways to give, please contact us at

Whether you are grateful for the personal care you received, the care of a loved one, or if you are simply inspired by others’ stories, there is no better way to express your gratitude than with a gift that will have a lasting benefit in the lives of the individuals and families who need us most. Make your gift of gratitude online or by mail.

We would love to hear from you! Share your story of gratitude and let us know more about your experience. Was there a moment that changed your life or that of a loved one? Would you like to recognize a member of your care team that impacted your visit? What inspired you to make a gift? Tell us your story of gratitude.

There are volunteer opportunities across Advocate Health Care that play a vital role in our health care ministry. From leadership roles to greeters, there are a variety of opportunities to express your appreciation by helping others. Get involved and volunteer.

Inspirational gratitude

We hope these stories will inspire and motivate you to continue to spread the gratitude!

We were so grateful the chaplains were there when we needed them and the care team was there for London when she needed it most. Everyone at Advocate Children’s Hospital became part of our family. 

-London’s mom, Michelle


His strength, kindness and calming words meant everything to me. He will be my silent warrior and guide as I take care of every patient, COVID or not. He will fuel me until the day I hang up my stethoscope.

-Dr. Halleh Akbarnia


I am so grateful for my entire care team at the Advocate Brain and Spine Institute at Lutheran General Hospital. My neurologist told me I’m at no more risk of a stroke than anyone else.



I want to thank the caregivers for following their calling to help others, my wife and kids for their dedication and love, and all the donors, who give generously in support of quality health care in their community.