Edward hosts special events throughout the year and sponsorships are a great way to support Edward and bring awareness to your corporation. Purchasing a ticket to one of Edward's special events is tax deductible. There are many sponsorship opportunities including ad sponsorships and donations to our auction.
Edward Foundation's Big Gig raises $800,000
The Edward Foundation raised a record $800,000 at its 23rd annual gala, The Big Gig: Reign, on Saturday, October 19 at The Westin Lombard. More than 750 people attended the event, which is the largest fundraiser of the year for the Foundation and supports Edward Hospital programs and services that directly impact patients.
The record fundraising amount, an increase of $160,000 over the previous record in 2012, includes revenue from ticket sales, sponsorships, ads, donations, live and silent auctions, and a paddle raise. A portion of this year's proceeds are going directly to the expansion of Edward Hospital's Intensive Care Unit.
Over the last year, Foundation funds have contributed to the purchase of a second da Vinci Surgical System, the opening of the first Ronald McDonald Family Room in Illinois, a three-wing expansion of Linden Oaks at Edward, the opening of the western suburbs' first Hybrid Operating Room, the latest diagnostic technology for Edward's endoscopy lab and Access to Care for patients in need.
The Foundation has raised more than $31 million since 1990 and helps Edward Hospital provide the highest quality services, technology and facilities in the region. To make a donation to or for more information about the Foundation, call (630) 527-3954 or visit www.edward.org/foundation.