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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