The Founders' Board

The Founders' Board of Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago believes that all children need access to superior care. Our lifelong commitment to this vision ensures a healthier future for all children.

Winter Wishes Holiday Cocktail Celebration: November 18, 2021

The Founders’ Board is thrilled to once again kick off the holiday season with our annual Winter Wishes Holiday Cocktail Celebration, celebrating the lifesaving and compassionate healthcare that Lurie Children’s provides.

The evening will include a special opportunity for guests to make a gift to the event’s Wish List, which will help the hospital deliver on its promise of providing world-class medical care to the children of Chicago and beyond.

Register Today  Donate to the Wish List

We Advocate

The Founders' Board is committed to advocating on behalf of the patients and families we serve on local, state, and national policy matters impacting the hospital and children's healthcare.

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We Educate

The Founders' Board educates its members and hospital supporters by hosting physicians, nurses, and researchers to present on topics that define future medical treatment and care of all pediatric patients both at Lurie Children's and nationwide.

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We Fundraise

The Founders' Board hosts multiple annual signature events to support the mission and vision of Lurie Children's through effective donor engagement and stewardship.

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We Serve

The Founders' Board is proud to serve in numerous capacities both inside and beyond the walls of Lurie Children's.

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News and Stories

Lurie Children’s Appoints Dr. Thomas Shanley as President and CEO

12/6/2019 12:00:00 AM

Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago today announced that its Board of Directors has elected Thomas Shanley, MD, to President & CEO, effective immediately. Dr. Shanley succeeds Patrick M. Magoon who served in this role for 22 years and will support the transition as Emeritus CEO for one year.

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All for Opal

8/14/2019 10:02:00 AM

At our 59th Annual Lurie Children’s Pro Amateur Golf Championship and Dinner on the Bluff, we were honored to hear from a patient family about their experience with Lurie Children’s. Learn more about Opal’s story.

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Lurie Children’s CEO Announces Retirement

7/25/2019 11:05:00 AM

After 42 years of service, Patrick Magoon announced that he is retiring from his role as President & CEO of Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago.

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