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2021 Gala Sponsorship

Our 2021 Health Equity Investments

In 2020, COVID-19 laid bare the disparities in health care access and outcomes in metro Chicago. Low-income people of color bore the brunt of the pandemic. More died and more were hospitalized. The pandemic is a wake-up call to build health equity to assure that every Cook County resident has the opportunity to be healthy.

For 187 years, Cook County Health has cared for those with the fewest resources and the most barriers to good health. Equity has been central to its work and resonates in its mission to care for all regardless of their ability to pay. Today, the health system provides more than 55% of the charity care in Cook County, and over 45% of its patients are uninsured. The majority comes from communities of color. Cook County Health leads the way in building equity every day – through its care, advocacy, and patient engagement.

The Foundation’s goal, in partnership with Cook County Health, is to make good health possible for all Cook County residents. In celebration of its 10th Anniversary, the Foundation is recognizing the entire health system and its longtime commitment to equitable, high quality care for all.

Our 2021 Fundraising Focus: three key areas of investment that are critical to building health equity across Cook County and are the Gala’s focus.

Developing Our Health Care Team
People are at the heart of Cook County Health. The patients who come to us have little income, have faced many struggles, and have not had consistent health care. Cook County Health gives them the opportunity to recover and become healthy. To succeed, the health system needs a highly-skilled, patient-centered, compassionate staff. The Foundation will support education and training efforts system-wide and in departments. The Foundation will also invest in initiatives that engage youth and young adults in education, skill-building and hands-on experiences to encourage more of them, particularly people of color, to enter the health care field.

Leveling the Playing Field
To be healthy, everyone needs a foundation from which to build. That includes nutritious food, safe housing, transportation, adequate income, and spaces for recreation and exercise. Unfortunately, for many residents of Cook County and Chicago, these basics are beyond reach. The Foundation will support innovative initiatives and partnerships to help address these disparities for our most vulnerable patients.

Bridging the Technology Divide 
Cutting-edge technology and equipment are critical tools of an effective healthcare system. From specialized diagnostic and surgical equipment to tablets, and laptops to facilitate communication among providers and with patients, these tools are necessary to achieve positive health outcomes. The Foundation will invest in needed technology and equipment at Cook County Health sites and will support efforts to ensure patients have the connectivity and tools to communicate with providers and manage their health.

Your Investment Is the Key
Please partner with the Foundation in investing in our public health system by sponsoring this year’s 10th Anniversary Gala. Cook County Health has been a public health leader throughout its 187-year history. Through your support, we can sustain and grow the system’s health care leadership, innovation and excellence.

2021 Sponsorship Levels

Health Equity Leader $50,000 Sponsorship

Lead the way in making good health possible for ALL in Cook County by helping diminish the disparities in access to quality health care, economic opportunity, safe and affordable housing and nutritious food experienced by Cook County Health patients.

Sponsorship benefits include:

  • Three premier tables of 10 guests at the Gala
  • Health Equity Leader recognition on all event signage and materials and the scrolling presentation in the ballroom 
  • Logo presentation on Foundation website
  • Email to Foundation list (1,000) to announce sponsorship
  • Recognition in Fall ENewsletter and all media materials
  • Mention on social media: Facebook, Instagram, Twitter
  • Lunch with President Toni Preckwinkle and Cook County Health CEO Israel Rocha, Jr.

Patient Champion $25,000 Sponsorship

Champion the needs of the 300,000 patients who count  on Cook County Health each year.

Sponsorship benefits include:

  • Two premier tables of 10 guests at the Gala
  • Patient Champion recognition on all event signage and the scrolling presentation in the ballroom 
  • Logo presentation on Foundation website
  • Email to Foundation list (1,000) to announce sponsorship
  • Recognition in Fall ENewsletter and all media materials
  • Mention on social media: Facebook, Instagram, Twitter
  • Lunch with President Toni Preckwinkle

Physician Partner $15,000 Sponsorship

Dedicated, talented physicians make excellent care possible for the patients of Cook County Health. Show your support for their extraordinary work.

Sponsorship Benefits Include:

  • Two premier tables of 10 guests at the Gala
  • Recognition on all event signage and the scrolling presentation in the ballroom
  • Logo presentation on Foundation website
  • Email to Foundation list (1,000) to announce sponsorship
  • Recognition in Fall ENewsletter
  • Mention on social media: Facebook, Instagram and all media materials
  • Lunch and tour with Cook County Health Leadership

Nursing Advocate $10,000 Sponsorship

Committed, highly skilled nurses are central to delivering excellent care throughout Cook County Health’s services. Invest in their efforts to help clients recover and manage their health.

Sponsorship Benefits Include:

  • One select table of 10 guests at the Gala
  • Recognition on all event signage and the scrolling presentation
  • in the ballroom
  • Logo presentation on Foundation website
  • Recognition in Fall ENewsletter
  • Mention on social media: Facebook, Instagram and all media materials
  • Tour with Cook County Health Leadership

Health Promoter $5,000 Sponsorship

Cook County Health promotes prevention, wellness and management of health conditions. Together we can build a healthier Cook County.

  Sponsorship Benefits Include:

  • One select table of 10 guests at the Gala
  • Recognition during the Gala Program, in all event signage and in the scrolling presentation in the ballroom
  • Name recognition on the Foundation website
  • Mention in Fall ENewsletter
  • Mention in all media materials

Please consider a sponsorship!

If you would like to sponsor the 2021 Gala, please contact Debbie Hinde at debbie@cchealthfoundation.org or 312-925-2455.