Ingalls Development Foundation

Frederick Ingalls Nearly 100 years ago, in 1922 industrialist Frederick A. Ingalls recognized the need for a place of healing in Harvey, IL and made the lead gift to open a memorial hospital in honor of his wife, Jeanette.

Today, the Ingalls Development Foundation continues to benefit from the two trusts Mr. Ingalls established in memory of his second wife Margaret and daughter Jean Havens. To this day the Margaret Ingalls Memorial Fund and Jean Havens Memorial Fund continue to make distributions in support of Ingalls Memorial Hospital.

Today, that legacy of giving continues thanks to our generous givers whose support provides access in the South Suburbs to world class care in the areas of oncology, cardiology, retina and orthopedics. Please consider making your own contribution to Ingalls through this website, or join us during one or more of our development foundation special events.

Upcoming 2017 Events

45th Annual Benefit Show featuring Jay Leno!

The Venue, at Horseshoe Casino Hammond, IN

Now in its 45th year, the Ingalls Development Foundation is proud to announce Jay Leno is returning to host his third benefit show. Prior events have included performances by Jennifer Hudson, Gladys Knight, and the legendary Diana Ross. A portion of all proceeds from this year's performance will pay for the renovation of two Labor and Delivery rooms in our Maternity unit and also fund employee scholarships.

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Ingalls Open Golf Outing

Monday, August 7th, 2017
Olympia Fields Country Club, Olympia Fields, IL

A change in venue this year for the annual Ingalls Open Golf outing, invites you to play at Olympia Fields Country Club, site of this year's Women's PGA Championship! Both the South and North courses are available for play. A portion of all proceeds support our world class Irwin Retina Center that treats retina disease and restores sight to those suffering from macular degeneration.

BBQ lunch buffet from 11:00am to 12:30pm
Shotgun start at 12:30pm
Awards, cocktail party and gourmet buffet dinner
From 5:30 to 7:30pm

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Ingalls Annual "Fall Into Fashion" Show

Wednesday, September 27, 2017
Odyssey Country Club, Tinley Park, IL

A must see event featuring world class fashions and models at the Odyssey Country Club in Tinley Park. The event features a reception, silent auction and lunch. A portion of all proceeds support our world class cancer research program at Ingalls. Meet the patients and caregivers who are benefitting from the most advanced clinical trials program in the South Suburbs.

Reception and Silent Auction 11:00am
Lunch 12:00 PM
Fashion Show 1:00 PM

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Volunteer Opportunities

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.

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. Any gift amount is properly recognized and acknowledged. Friends of the Foundation begin with gifts at the $500 level and include benefits such as quarterly newsletters, name recognition in our annual report, invitations to our donor engagement events and personal acknowledgement of your philanthropy.

New in 2017 is our Ingalls Wall of Honor which recognizes lifetime giving beginning at the $10,000 level. Please contact us to learn how to structure your support to fit your needs and achieve the recognition and impact you desire.

All gifts to the Ingalls Development Foundation are classified as un-restricted unless you designate your gift to a specific fund or purpose. Among the opportunities to enhance specific areas of care or interest at Ingalls are the following restricted funds:

Desser Comprehensive Breast Care Fund
Richard K. Desser, M.D., was a practicing oncologist who died of cancer at the age of 52. Dr. Desser started the clinical drug trials program at Ingalls. He helped launch the cancer support center in Homewood, IL. His specialty was breast cancer and Dr. Desser developed a world renowned reputation for care. Today, you can invest in our comprehensive breast care program at Ingalls through a designated gift to this fund named in Dr. Desser's honor.

Centers of Excellence

Ingalls is a recognized leader in a number of clinical areas that have inspired donors to designate funds into specific Centers of Excellence that attract philanthropic support. The following restricted funds are established in the following areas of clinical excellence:






Ingalls Community Impact Fund

New in 2017, the Ingalls Development Foundation is pleased to introduce the new Ingalls Community Impact Fund. Launched as an immediate outcome of the extraordinary new partnership between Ingalls and the University of Chicago Medical Center, the new Ingalls community impact fund is a grant program funded by earnings generated from a board designated endowment fund.

These grant dollars are expected to fund programs that address chronic health conditions throughout the south suburbs in partnership with community non-profits. Watch for a formal announcement of the grant program later in 2017, including application guidelines and materials.

2017 Board of Directors:

David Orth, MD - Chairman
Brad Gnade - Treasurer
Vivek Chaturvedi, MD
Sam Cutara
Ken Hoekstra
Gale Kozloff
Patrick Fagan
David Berg
Mallory Sutton
Lois Glasgow
Scott Pickands
Eugene Feingold
Kurt Johnson, CEO
Paul Donohue, VP Non-Voting


Ingalls Development Foundation
One Ingalls Drive
Harvey, IL 60426

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