Culture of Philanthropy

Culture of Philanthropy

With our guest’s safety in mind, we have decided to cancel the 2021 Culture of Philanthropy Celebration on Wednesday, October 6.

The OSF HealthCare Foundation and OSF leadership look forward to celebrating our incredible regional honorees and the 2021 Pearl Award recipient in a special and unique way this year.

Why We Celebrate

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.’

The celebration highlights both vision and action to develop new opportunities within OSF HealthCare through philanthropic endeavors. The Culture of Philanthropy demonstrates that internal and external community collaboration sustains our OSF Ministry. Trusting relationship and encouraging compassionate interactions, promotes a ministry-wide team atmosphere that ties in the responsibility of financial resources and stewardship of the system.

We reflect on the successes of the past year and recognize the Pearl Award recipient and honorees from each region of the Ministry. Past Pearl Award recipients include Dr. Richard Pearl (2017), Dr. John Vozenilek (2018) and Dr. Ajay Pathak (2019).

The History of the Pearl Award

Dr. Richard PearlDr. Rick Pearl understood what is meant to engage a family beyond the role of a patient and began a relationship that blossomed into a visionary friendship. This vision grew to one of the greatest collaborations of our community with a global impact, the Jump Trading Simulation and Education Center. Dr. Pearl’s philanthropic engagement is an integral part of his service to others. In recognition of his profound demonstration of the Culture of Philanthropy, a distinguished award was created. The Pearl Award is given to an OSF HealthCare Mission Partner that demonstrated philanthropic excellence through compassionate care and visionary leadership in our healthcare community by fostering relationships and collaboration with the OSF HealthCare Foundation.