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Published on May 14, 2011

Rush Copley Foundation Receives $1.25 Million Gift

Gift from local physician to honor her late husband
(May 13, 2011) –  Rush Copley Foundation has received a $1.25 million gift for Rush Copley Medical Center from Dr. Gina Santori, DPM, an Aurora podiatrist in honor of her late husband Richard J. Santori.  Richard Santori, who passed away in November 2010, was a businessman in the Aurora community for more than 40 years.  

“We are very humbled and honored to receive this gift from Dr. Santori to honor the life and work of her husband in this community,” said Barbara Graham, vice president, philanthropy and Chief Development Officer at Rush-Copley.  “We appreciate the confidence she has in our philanthropic work to serve the needs of patients and the medical center."

Dr. Santori made the gift in her husband’s honor to keep his spirit alive and to honor the depth of who he was as a person in the community. The gift will be used toward the construction of a new surgical suite at Rush Copley Medical Center.

“Making this gift in his honor is a fitting tribute to my husband who lived his life to serve others.  He was a warm, and genuine man who cared deeply about others and was always ready to support the needs of the community in quiet and simple ways,” said Dr. Santori.  “I am sure he would be so proud of this gift that will be used to provide for patients seeking care at Rush-Copley."

“We are thrilled and grateful for Dr. Santori’s generous gift to Rush-Copley,” said Barry C. Finn, president and CEO of Rush-Copley.  “This gift will help the medical center provide advanced care to our patients now and well into the future.”

Dr. Gina Santori is on staff at Rush Copley Medical Center and resides in Lisle.


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