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In Memory or Honor Of

Donors who choose to memorialize or honor the special people in their lives may do so through a gift to Rush-Copley Foundation in support of Rush-Copley Medical Center.  Tributes and memorials are a unique way to thank a nurse or physician, remember a special milestone, or celebrate someone's life. 

Donors may also choose to honor their loved ones by being part of the Courtyard Gardens or the Tree of Life.

Courtyard Gardens

Courtyard Gardens is located on the campus of the medical center. Your gift  to the 20,000 square foot garden not only supports Rush-Copley's mission to serve the needs of the patients receiving care, but it provides a distinctive landscaped environment for patients and visitors to experience and enjoy.

There are several opportunities available to honor or remember a loved one.

Honor Bricks

8" x 8" Brick Paver: $250
8.25" x 13" Brussels Brick: $500
16" x 16" Umbriano Garden Stone: $1,500

These commemorative bricks and stones are elegantly arranged in the Honor Walkway of the garden. Each brick or stone will become part of the mosaic that will make this walkway unique.

The Foundation will use the Unilock® Engraved Paver Program to have the name of the person or family being honored laser-engraved into the brick or stone. Bricks will be installed once a year. Each brick or stone will come with a commemorative paperweight replica.

Philanthropic gifts to the Courtyard Gardens Honor Program support the Foundation's mission to serve the needs of Rush-Copley Medical Center and the patients receiving care.

Honor Trees

Main Landscape Tree off the Courtyard Gardens - $2,500

Your selection of an existing tree in the Courtyard Gardens to honor a loved one is a lasting acknowledgement. Each Honor Tree comes with a certificate.

The name of the person being honored is engraved on a label and placed on a stake located near the tree. Honor Trees will be guaranteed for up to five years from the time of dedication. The facilities director will maintain the trees. If the site requires renovation and the tree needs to be moved or the tree becomes unhealthy, the donor will be notified and the Foundation will replace it with an equivalent tree.

Honor Benches and Chairs

Benches - $5,000

Visitors to the Gardens can enjoy the physical beauty of the space while resting on a special bench or chair. Benches and chairs will complement the garden setting. Each bench or chair will come with a certificate.

The name of the person being honored is engraved on a label and affixed to the bench or chair. Benches and chairs will be guaranteed for up to ten years from the time of dedication. If the bench or chair is moved or removed due to site renovation or landscape needs, the donor will be notified. The benches and chairs will receive routine maintenance and care.

Tree of Life

Located just outside the Glass Promenade Gift Shop, the Tree of Life is a symbol of the sustenance and protection provided by the caring staff at Rush-Copley. The Tree of Life offers a distinctive and lasting way to celebrate the lives of those you cherish.

Donors who choose to place a leaf  or a stone on the Tree of Life are supporting enhancements to hospital facilities and programs, as well as investing in Rush-Copley’s Promise to the community — to provide future generations access to advanced medicine with extraordinary care.

Branches of the Tree are full of unique legacy leaves. Each leaf can be purchased for $250 and are designed to include a personalized message. 

Garden of Hope

The Garden of Hope is adjacent to the Cancer Care Center and offers patients and guests a four season landscaped area for year round enjoyment. Tribute gifts in the form of bricks are available in the Garden of Hope.

Honor Bricks

8.25" x 13" Brussels Brick: $500

For more information on any of these opportunities, please contact Rush-Copley Foundation at 630-978-4948 or by email at cweincek@rushcopley.com.