11th Annual Winter Wishes Banner

The Founders’ Board invites you to begin the holiday season at our annual
Winter Wishes: Holiday Cocktail Celebration

Thursday, November 16, 2023


Support the Wish List

Lurie Children’s in Austin: A New Clinic-Community Hub for Health Equity

This year’s Wish List includes items that will advance health equity in Chicago by building a presence with and for West Side communities. If you are unable to join us for the celebration, you can support the event by donating items from the Wish List.


For questions, please contact Laura Rao at lkrao@luriechildrens.org or Alison Tibbits at atibbits@luriechildrens.org.

We strongly encourage attendees be up to date on COVID-19 and flu vaccines, and we expect attendees to be free of any symptoms of infection and exposure to those with infection or symptoms in the last 10 days. Winter Wishes will adhere to all CDC, IDPH, and CDPH or applicable local guidelines for capacity restrictions, face covering/masking, food and drink service, and social distancing.


Winter Wishes Impact

For many years, Lurie Children’s has partnered with community organizations throughout the city to reach youth where they live, learn and play. Today, the Patrick M. Magoon Institute for Healthy Communities serves as the hub for all of these vital services.

Winter Wishes supports the Patrick M. Magoon Institute for Healthy Communities and Lurie Children’s first clinic and community space in Chicago’s Austin neighborhood.

Your support will bring care to the community in the most tangible way possible—through a clinic-community hub that will remove barriers to accessing Lurie Children’s services for those who experience the greatest health inequities. Your commitment will allow families to not only survive but thrive.

Why Austin?


Second largest neighborhood in Chicago with 25,000 children and adolescents


Strong cultural identity, historic architecture, rich civic culture, deeply rooted community institutions


78% Black,
15% Hispanic/Latinx


Disproportionately represented in Lurie Children’s Emergency Department visits


Thank you to the following corporations, organizations and individuals for support of the 2022 Lurie Children’s Winter Wishes Cocktail Celebration

Presenting Sponsor

Lead Sponsors

Event Sponsors

Supporting Sponsors

Friend Sponsors

If you are interested in sponsoring this year’s Winter Wishes event, please contact Kurt Gelhausen at kgelhausen@luriechildrens.org.