Gifts to Edward Foundation top $790,000 at virtual BIG GIVE

October 30, 2020
Edward Hospital BIG GIVE 2020 The Edward Foundation celebrated $790,000 in contributions during its first virtual gala, the BIG GIVE, which was held on Oct. 22. More than 400 individuals registered for the online version of the annual gala, which serves as the Foundation's largest fundraiser of the year and provides financial backing for Edward Hospital programs and services that directly impact patients.

Funds raised this year will go to the Edward Foundation’s COVID-19 Relief Fund, which supports the financial needs associated with essential workers at Edward and their efforts to serve patients impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.  

ABC 7 Chicago news anchor Alan Krashesky was the host of the BIG GIVE, which also featured Edward leaders, physicians and nurses sharing stories of their efforts and experiences during the hospital’s COVID-19 response. 

Since it was established in 1990, the Edward Foundation has raised more than $54.3 million in its mission to support Edward Hospital’s community healthcare initiatives, invest in the most advanced diagnostic and treatment technology, recruit world-class medical professionals and deliver the highest quality care to almost 1.7 million patients within the area it serves. To make a donation to or for more information about the Foundation, call (630) 527-3954 or visit