Express sympathy and respect by making a gift in memory of a loved one. Many people make memorial donations instead of sending flowers to the funeral.


Recognize someone who made an impact on your life such as a nurse, physician, family member or friend. Honor gifts are a great way to say thank you.


Suggest friends and family make a donation in lieu of gifts for birthdays, weddings, anniversaries or other milestones. Special occasions are good reminders of the importance of giving to others.

When you make an honor or memorial gift, we will send a personalized notification of your thoughtfulness to the family of the individual you are remembering (if contact information is provided). Please note that we will not disclose your gift amount.

Make your gift online. Please be sure to note the name of the person you are honoring and include the contact information of the person(s) you would like us to notify.

Give by mail. Send in the completed form along with a check made payable to “Advocate Charitable Foundation” to the following address:

Advocate Charitable Foundation
3075 Highland Parkway, Suite 600
Downers Grove, IL 60515

Give by phone. To make a gift by credit card via phone, please call 414-219-4702.

Advocate Charitable Foundation understands the emotional period following the loss of a loved one. Many families take comfort in requesting donations to an Advocate hospital or program as a meaningful way to remember a loved one. Families may also invite others to give by using the following sample language in the obituary:

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to <Advocate hospital or site name> for <area of support>. Please send memorial gifts to Advocate Charitable Foundation, 3075 Highland Parkway, Suite 600, Downers Grove, IL 60515 or give online at

Please notify the Annual Fund department if you will have memorial gifts designated to an Advocate hospital or program. If you are a member of the family or the funeral home and would like to request memorial donation envelopes, or if you want additional information about memorial gifts, please email us or call us at 414-219-4702.