At Silver Cross, we believe in a shared responsibility to improve the health and well-being of our communities. Generous businesses and corporations play an important role in our efforts to meet the health care needs of our patients and your employees.
Whether it is supporting a program, event or an in-kind donation, we are eager to work with you and your team to tailor your company's giving to maximize your philanthropic goals and provide you access to highly visible platforms to help achieve your marketing objectives.
Ways to Support Silver Cross
Make a Contribution
Start making an investment to advance the wellness of those in our community by making a gift today. Your donation will go to our greatest needs or you may designate your gift to benefit a particular area. Companies that give an annual gift of $10,000 or more are automatically part of Silver Cross’ Corporate Philanthropy Partners program and are offered recognition opportunities; invitations to educational, networking and appreciation events throughout the year, and promotional benefits. Charitable gifts given in support of Silver Cross Foundation are deductible for State and Federal tax purposes as contributions to a public charity to the extent allowed by pertinent laws and regulations. Make a gift now, send a check payable to the Silver Cross Foundation, 1900 Silver Cross Blvd., New Lenox, IL 60451 or contact Tracy Simons.
Support our Capital Campaign
Be part of the continued evolution of Silver Cross Hospital by supporting the expansion of our facilities and services. Through an incredibly meaningful one-time or multi-year pledge, you can help Silver Cross innovate and grow in a way that best suits your business and employees. Learn more.
Host a Fundraiser
Promote team building and empower your employees to experience the joy of giving back. Popular company fundraisers include hosting a walk or run, organizing a toy drive for pediatric patients, collecting donations in exchange for company dress-down days, and selling handmade items or baked goods to benefit a specific Silver Cross program. Contact Rachael Kemnic to get started.
Sponsor an Event
Corporate event sponsorships provide an opportunity to make an impact for our patients and their families, while increasing your employee engagement and demonstrating your company’s commitment to the health of our community. Sponsorship opportunities are available for:
Employee Giving Program
Companies which exercise employee giving campaigns can make the Silver Cross Foundation a giving option. For more information, contact Rachael Kemnic.
Match Employee Gifts
Many companies offer matching gift programs to increase the impact of their employees' donations. Ask your employer or search our database to see if your company has a matching gift program. You could double or triple your donation to Silver Cross.
Create a Cause-Marketing Campaign
A cause-related marketing campaign in partnership with the Silver Cross Foundation is an effective way to align your company with Silver Cross’ patient and community programs. A few examples of such efforts include:
- Donating a portion of sales during a defined period of time.
- Coin collection or round-up at registers.
- Paper icon sales at registers.
- A direct donation request to customers from a server or cashier.
- Facebook “like” campaign.
Contact Rachael Kemnic to discuss further.
Fund a Scholarship
Create or fund an existing educational scholarship for Silver Cross staff and/or their children who are pursuing a career in healthcare. Get started.
Donate Items or Services
Many businesses and other supporters choose to donate in-kind gifts that can be goods or services used at our events or given to patients. While monetary gifts allow us to purchase items most in need, we are grateful for in-kind support as well. Contact Rachael Kemnic to make arrangements.
To learn more about these and other ways to partner with Silver Cross Foundation, contact us at (815) 300-7105
Benefits & Recognition
We work with you to develop a benefits package that best meets your needs. Based on the level of your support, some possible options include:
- Website Recognition as a Corporate Philanthropy Partner and on the Hospital Donor Wall at the appropriate giving level
- Naming opportunity based on giving level
- Check presentation photo and chance to distribute a press release announcing your support of the Silver Cross Foundation
- Partnership acknowledgment on the Silver Cross Hospital website, e-newsletters and social media
- Opportunities to create brand awareness among Silver Cross Hospital’s patients and visitors
- Opportunity to engage with Silver Cross leadership, medical staff, employees, and other donors
- Sponsorship of patient and community-based health education programs
- Recipient of the Silver Cross Corporate Citizen Award
For more information about the benefits of a partnership or to discuss a corporate giving plan tailored to your organization’s needs, contact the Silver Cross Foundation at (815) 300-7105.