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Plan a Fundraiser

Thank you for considering Advocate Children’s Hospital as a beneficiary of your fundraising activities. Your efforts will help make a difference in the lives of the patients, families and communities we serve every day.

Follow these simple steps to get started!

  1. Decide what type of event you want to have. Click here for some examples.
  2. Check out the Event Guidelines and Q&A page to help plan your fundraiser.
  3. Fill out and submit this online application form
We are excited to partner with you! Our staff is ready to make sure that your event is a success.

Here's what we can do for you:

  • Offer advice on event planning
  • Help you determine where to direct your gift—whether it’s supporting the hospital’s area of greatest need or a hospital program/department that is meaningful to you
  • Provide you with a logo for your marketing materials
  • Mail a letter of endorsement to validate the authenticity of your event
  • Provide a thank-you poster and other promotional items upon request
  • Provide IRS-compliant tax receipts for donations made payable directly to Advocate Children’s Hospital
  • Post your event on our website
  • Press release template for you to customize and send to local media
  • Promotional flyer template for you to customize

There are some things that we cannot do:

  • Provide our tax-exemption number
  • Provide insurance or liability coverage
  • Provide a mailing list of donors and/or vendors
  • Provide  hospital stationery for marketing materials
  • Provide celebrities or professional athletes for your event
  • Provide publicity (newspaper, radio, television, etc.)
  • Financially support or reimburse you for expenses. If you anticipate costs, they should be deducted from the funds raised prior to sending your final donation to Advocate Children’s Hospital
  • Guarantee event attendance of patients, physicians or staff
  • Guarantee staff participation at your committee or planning meetings
  • Guarantee volunteer support at the event
  • Solicit businesses or vendors for support
  • Provide patient pictures or stories
  • Endorse fundraisers with a gambling element (excluding raffles or auctions) or those sponsored by alcohol or tobacco companies

For more information please call Jennifer Thanos at 630.929.6915.