Generous donors help build the new South Pavilion
Nearly 4,000 donors have contributed a total of $28 million in charitable gifts to the NCH Foundation’s Community Vision Campaign. Many donors designated their gifts to help build the new nine-story South Pavilion – the centerpiece of the $35-million drive.
Donors’ reasons for giving vary. Some are grateful for life-saving care, some want to give back to the community they love, and others want to ensure a healthy future for their children and grandchildren. All are excited about the new pavilion’s promise of more comfort, more safety and more healing for patients. Meet a few of the generous people who have invested in this exceptional new environment.
Prominent philanthropists and northwest suburban residents, the Cannings and Foglias made significant lead gifts to help get the South Pavilion off the ground.
John and Rita Canning believe in supporting local organizations like Northwest Community Hospital. “We enjoy philanthropic projects where we can have a meaningful impact,” said John Canning, Chairman, Madison Dearborn Partners.
Vince and Pat Foglia have a lot of confidence in the leadership and staff of Northwest Community Hospital. “NCH has always been well-managed by dedicated leaders,” said Vince Foglia, CEO, Sage Products Inc.
Tomasz Przezdziak, MD, Vice President of Northwest Suburban Anesthesiologists, says his group made a major investment in the South Pavilion because “we believe in the hospital, and we want to be part of its future.”
Clifford Wolf, MD, President of Northwest Radiology Associates, says his group’s substantial gift to the new facility reflects their appreciation for practicing at NCH, an “excellent institution.”
A Caring Corporation
Michael J. Lynch, Vice President, Government Affairs, at Illinois Tool Works in Glenview, says ITW’s gift to the new building shows the company’s commitment to “building up the communities where we live and work.”
A Special Memorial
Mary Clarbour, longtime Arlington Heights resident and NCH volunteer made a gift in memory of her late husband, Ralph. “I wanted to honor Ralph’s memory with a gift to the new Critical Care Unit,” Mary said. “In his last years, he spent a lot of time in the CCU and had wonderful nurses.”
How you can help
If you’d like to contribute to the South Pavilion or another Northwest Community Hospital project, please call the Foundation at 847.618.4260, make a gift online at nch.org/donate, or find out more at nch.org/foundation.