Give or Volunteer
At Ingalls, we value our ability to help the south suburban community with health and wellness services. In return, our neighbors help us by donating their time.
For more than 60 years, area residents have volunteered at Ingalls. In any given year, people donate over 44,000 hours of their time in a wide range of activities.
Some volunteer opportunities currently open include:
Under the direct supervision of the Endoscopy Department, the Endoscopy Volunteer is responsible for signing in patients and notifying staff of their
arrival, also performing various services for patients and staff members as required.
Under the direct supervision of the Gift Shop Manager, the Gift Shop Department Volunteer is responsible for serving as a cashier, assisting with stock,
the upkeep of the gift shop and performing various services for patients and staff members as required.
Under the direct supervision of the Supervisor of Volunteer Services, the Greeter/Escort Volunteer is responsible for cheerfully and professionally
greeting everyone that comes through the doors, providing great customer service by helping with patients’ general needs and escorting patients to various
locations in the hospital.
Annual Benefit Concert
Each year, Ingalls is proud to host an evening with a famous entertainer or group at the Star Plaza Theater in Merrillville, Indiana. Prior events have included
performances by Gladys Knight, Smokey Robinson, Jay Leno and the legendary Diana Ross. These annual shows are a great way to enjoy an evening of entertainment
and support Ingalls.
A round of golf is a great way to spend a summer day. Why not come out July 27th to the Ingalls/Radisson Star golf outing at Idlewild Country Club in Flossmoor
and help the Irwin Retina Center combat diseases of the eye. This annual event is a great way to have fun and lend a helping hand.
The Ingalls Annual Fall Fashion Show has become a must-attend event for south suburban fashionistas. The show features fashion and models from the Apparel Center
of Chicago and includes a reception, silent auction and lunch. The proceeds will be used to advance cancer research through the Ingalls Cancer Clinical Trials program.
To see photos from last year's fashion show, click here.
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Ways to Give
Healthcare is more challenging than ever in terms of reimbursement and market share. Ingalls is sound financially but must look to other avenues of funding if we
are to continue to grow and maintain our independent status. Philanthropy has played a large role in Ingalls past success and is an ideal means to marry a donor's
interest in giving (naming opportunity, estate planning, interest in healthcare) to our need for resources in the future.
Please consider helping Ingalls continue the excellent work that it has done. Our recognition categories are:
Maternity Suite Quilt
Family and friends can honor the birth of a child by contributing to the Maternity Suite Quilt. For a $25 contribution, a child's name will be added to a quilt.
These quilts are displayed throughout the maternity floor.
Wall of Honor
The Wall of Honor was created to allow special acknowledgement of our many significant donors including individuals, businesses, organizations and foundations.
Located in the main lobby of the hospital, the Wall of Honor has four areas of recognition:
- a historical portion to honor past significant contributors;
- partners portion to recognize friends today whose generous support continues to help Ingalls Memorial Hospital;
- a medical staff portion to acknowledge the contributions of individual physicians and medical groups;
- a Foundation Society portion to show appreciation for those who have provided a planned gift, by will, trust, annuity, insurance, stocks or bonds.
Desser Memorial Garden
Richard K. Desser, M.D., was a practicing oncologist who died of cancer at the age of 52. Dr. Desser was continually inspired by the beauty of nature. Through IDF,
Dr. Desser's family and friends dedicated an on-site garden in his memory. It is their hope that it will be a place of peace and solace for all "to take time to
smell the roses."
Helen and Bernard Kozloff Healing Garden
The Helen and Bernard Kozloff Family Foundation was formed with a mission to fund organizations and initiatives that promote and support healthcare, community
and education. Ingalls has become a grateful recipient of funding to support the creation of the lovely, tranquil garden adjacent to the Ingalls Cancer Care Center
in Tinley Park. The Kozloff family acknowledged that this type of project goes well beyond traditional medicine and promotes healing through a positive mental and
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