Making a Difference

Philanthropists share their passion for good

At OSF HealthCare we are humbled daily by the inspirational stories of people who follow a passion to help others and positively impact the world around them. These philanthropists are generous visionaries who find joy in giving back. We’re honored to share stories of some of the donors who have touched our hearts and helped our Mission.

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A young neighbor’s mission

Thursday, June 13, 2019

It is rare to find a 16 year old that is passionate about helping others and selflessly serves his or her community but to Ryan Washkowiak of Tilton, Illinois there was no question on the matter when both his grandmother and aunt passed of cancer. “There had to be something we could do for our… Continue Reading A young neighbor’s mission

Former SMMC President & CEO Dick Kowalski and Doris Kowalski

Kowalski Scholars Transform Health Care in the Galesburg Community

Tuesday, June 4, 2019

The Future Faces of Health Care  On May 29th past and present Richard S. Kowalski Scholars along with former OSF HealthCare St. Mary Medical Center CEO and President Dick Kowalski were honored. The scholars were celebrated for their academic achievements furthering their ability to better serve OSF HealthCare St. Mary Medical Center (SMMC) and the… Continue Reading Kowalski Scholars Transform Health Care in the Galesburg Community

2019 Morton Gameball Run Check and Participants

Morton School District Gameball Run

Sunday, March 10, 2019

Since 2012, the Morton Potters Basketball team has hosted the OSF HealthCare Children’s Hospital of Illinois Gameball Run. The entire Morton School District and Bethel Lutheran School have been involved in fundraising over the years. All funds raised go directly to support the kids at OSF Children’s Hospital. Each school within the Morton School District… Continue Reading Morton School District Gameball Run

Jean Arvan and staff member

Exquisite Eats & Hearts of Gold

Saturday, November 3, 2018

The 21st Annual Heart of Gold Dinner, a surprise culinary experience, was held on Thursday, October 18. Chefs unveiled the mouthwatering menu at the Terrace Bay Inn in Gladstone, Michigan. Food lovers satisfied their palates with a eight-course dinner prepared and presented by chefs from across the Upper Peninsula. The chef’s are all members of… Continue Reading Exquisite Eats & Hearts of Gold