Rush Associates Brochure Summer 2014.pdf

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					Rush Associates Board
United by their passion for and commitment to Rush’s
vision — of becoming the medical center of choice in
Chicago and among the very best in the nation — the
Rush Associates Board is a group of professionals who
serve as emerging corporate and civic leaders in the greater
Chicago area. They are accomplished individuals who act
as ambassadors for Rush University Medical Center and
share common goals: advance Rush’s patient care, encourage
groundbreaking medical research and reach out in service
to the surrounding Chicago community.




Benefitting Rush’s People and Programs
The Rush Associates Board’s fundraising benefits critical
initiatives in three important areas: patient care, research and
community outreach.


Current areas of support include Rush’s Renée Schine Crown
Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, Rush Children’s Hospital, the
Robert R. McCormick Foundation Center for Advanced
Emergency Response, school-based health centers, the
Center for Veterans and Their Families at Rush, clinical pro-
grams, and research in kidney disease, organ transplantation
and public health, as well as cancer, heart, orthopedics and the
neurosciences.


MEMBER BENEFITS
The Rush Associates Board offers the following benefits to
its members:
Industry insight and education on emerging health care
trends, innovations and policies
Networking and access opportunities with other professionals,
as well Rush leadership, physicians, Trustees and Chicago area
civic and business leaders
Patient special services to ensure that the Rush experience
is exceptional through appointment coordination and
scheduling, referral services, comfortable waiting accommoda-
tions and assistance in identifying medical specialists
Direct impact on Rush’s people and programs and the
surrounding community through ongoing philanthropy
and volunteerism
MEMBER REQUIREMENTS
Volunteer leadership and continuing annual support enables Rush to deliver on every component of
its mission to provide the very best patient care. When you become a member of the Rush Associates
Board, you can be assured that your participation will deliver immediate results and make a difference
to Rush’s people and programs. The requirements to be considered an active member of the Rush
Associates Board are:
• Participation on a committee for a two-year term
• Attendance at and support for the Annual Rush Associates Board Casino Night Event
• Promotion of Rush programs such as Rush Rounds, a series of discussions about health care
  innovations and other events.
• Annual dues of $1,000 per individual or $1,500 per couple*
*Rush’s most loyal donors are recognized through membership in the Anchor Cross Society. Individuals and families who make
leadership annual gifts of $1,000 or more qualify for membership.

SUSTAINING MEMBER
A Rush Associates Board Sustaining Member is a person who is unable to meet the time
commitment required to be an active member but supports the work of the Associates
through an annual gift.

COMMITTEES
Rush Associates Board members are asked to serve on at least one of the following committees for a
two-year term:
Executive Committee
Serves as the RAB governing body and provides strategic planning, policy setting and prioritizes committee
program recommendations to foster meaningful board participation, impact and philanthropy.
Membership Committee
Identifies, recommends and orients qualified nominees who demonstrate a commitment to Rush and help
contribute to the goals for membership size, diversity and professional experience. The committee considers
candidates recommended by its membership, the Rush Board of Trustees and institutional leadership.
Program Committee
Plans and stages guest speakers, presentations and other activities that further the RAB mission to engage
member participation, build awareness and connections to Rush and foster networking and mentor
opportunities for Associates.
Community Outreach Committee
Works with clinicians, staff, and medical and nursing students to provide service, programming and
philanthropy to Chicago’s underserved West and South side neighborhoods. The committee is an important
part of RAB’s efforts to provide Associates with meaningful, hands-on volunteer opportunities.
Event Committee
Oversees all RAB events and has primary responsibility for the Rush Associates Board Annual Casino Night;
partners with other RAB committees to plan events that connect members with one another and the Rush
community.
Development Committee
Encourages interest and networking opportunities to build awareness for Rush in the Chicago community
specific to research and technology transfer, cultivating volunteer leadership, and fostering philanthropic
investment for special projects.




If you are interested in joining or learning more about the Rush Associates Board, please contact:
Michelle Boardman
Rush University Medical Center
Office of Philanthropy
(312) 942-6884
Michelle_Boardman@rush.edu
                                                                                                          Rush is a not-for-profit health care, education and research
                                                                                                          enterprise comprising Rush University Medical Center,
To learn more about the Rush Associates visit www.rushassociates.org                                      Rush University, Rush Oak Park Hospital and Rush Health.

				
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