Please take a moment to read the frequently asked questions for nominating a Mission Partner for the
2022 OSF Culture of Philanthropy Pearl Award.
Five Mission Partners Ministry-Wide will be selected as the Culture of Philanthropy Honoree representing their respective region.
Of the five distinguished honorees, one will be selected to receive the Pearl Award.
The Culture of Philanthropy is deeper than supporting a charity. It is an understanding of the impact one can make through sharing a vision and embracing a partnership with our patients, families and the OSF HealthCare Foundation. By fostering a Culture of Philanthropy, our Mission Partners provide instrumental support of the Sisters’ Mission to ‘serve with the greatest care and love.
Eligible nominees are Mission Partners from each region who are dedicated to the Mission of OSF HealthCare, Jump Innovation or Ministry Services, invested in improving our Ministry, involved in their local community and committed to the advancing the philanthropic efforts of the OSF HealthCare Foundation.
- Regional Honorees are not eligible for nomination the year immediately following being selected as Regional Honoree.
- If a previous year nominee was not selected as a Regional Honoree, they are eligible to be nominated again.
- You may not nominate yourself.
- Multiple nominations of the same person does not affect the chances of the nominee’s selection.
- An individual may nominate more than one person.
2021 Pearl Award: Dr. James McGee
2020 Pearl Award: Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic no award was presented
2019 Pearl Award: Ajay Pathak
2018 Pearl Award: Dr. John Vozenilek
2017 Pearl Award: Dr. Richard Pearl
The OSF HealthCare Foundation – Culture of Philanthropy Steering Committee focuses on nominees who foster our Culture of Philanthropy and raise awareness of the Foundation that supports the Sisters’ Mission “to serve with greatest care and love.” Please list all, including awards or certificates, volunteer activities and personal achievements you believe distinguishes your nominee. All candidates need to show a high level of commitment for their hospital and community.
Each Regional Honoree will be selected by May. Chosen nominees and their nominator(s) will be contacted via email if selected.
In addition to being selected as one of the five regional honorees, one honoree will be selected to receive The Pearl Award. The Pearl Award was established by OSF HealthCare Foundation, recognizes contributions to philanthropic excellence, compassionate care and visionary leadership that will transform health care. The Pearl Award was established in recognition of Dr. Rick Pearl, former director of pediatric trauma and surgeon in-chief at OSF HealthCare Children’s Hospital of Illinois and current director of surgical simulation at Jump. In recognition of Dr. Pearl’s profound demonstration of the Culture of Philanthropy and his relationships and involvement with the Foundation, the distinguished award was created.
No, we ask that we have a nominator’s name attached to each nominee’s submission. Please note: nominators’ names will not be made public by the OSF HealthCare Foundation.
Each Regional Honoree must work with the Donor Relations team to ensure the accuracy of the information we have received. They must also provide an updated headshot for the program and presentation. They must also be able to attend the Culture of Philanthropy Celebration, November 9, 2022.
It’s not required that nominators attend the event, but we hope that you would attend and celebrate your winning Honoree.
Business attire is appropriate.
Food and beverage will be available prior to the start of the program.
Alcohol will be served at the event, so we leave that up to your discretion.
Each Honoree should prepare a few remarks. ONLY the Pearl Award Recipient will give remarks during the celebration. All honorees will be called to the stage individually as presenters read short biographies of honorees.
If you have additional questions regarding the Culture of Philanthropy Celebration, please email
Kalah Rapp at Kalah.S.Rapp@osfhealthcare.org or Lauren McBain at Lauren.E.Mcbain@osfhealthcare.org.