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The Office of Philanthropy at Rush University Medical Center seeks funds from and maintains ongoing relationships with individuals, private charitable foundations and corporate foundations interested in supporting medical research. The Office of Philanthropy's staff works closely with Rush professionals in finance, sponsored projects, legal affairs and other areas throughout the medical center to ensure that fundraising practices and reporting are compliant with internal procedures and IRS requirements regarding charitable donations.

Medical Center policy requires that Rush investigators submit all grant applications to private donors (individuals and foundations) through or in cooperation with the Office of Philanthropy. This policy ensures consistent, coordinated communication between the Medical Center and donors and minimizes the risk of duplicate or ineligible proposal submissions. Additionally, Medical Center policy also requires that research proposals are submitted in accordance with the Grant Proposal Routing and Approval Procedures before Philanthropy can forward these proposals to potential donors. See the "Sponsored Projects" section of this site (at right) for more information.

Rush investigators interested in pursuing private funding, or corporations and foundations interested in supporting research at Rush, may call:

Sophia Worobec
Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations
Rush University Medical Center
Phone: (312) 942-6857
Fax: (312) 942-5581

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