Fall Benefit

October 2, 2020 | 6:30 pm

Join us as we gather together virtually to toast Excellence at Rush!

Featuring a wine tasting led by Todd Hess and Veronica Hastings of H2Vino and a musical performance by the Patrick Donley Quartet, this is a night you won’t want to miss.

Our virtual Fall Benefit is designed for you to participate however you prefer! Gather together with family or friends in your backyard (with social distancing in mind!), or treat them to delicious wine and a fun evening in their own homes. The tasting will include a Grand Cru Champagne, a top ranked California Chardonnay, and a historic Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon.

Thank you to Elizabeth BigelowGwen Geller, and Wendy Herb for their wonderful leadership as our 2020 Fall Benefit Co-Chairs!

Please select a Ticket Level below to learn more about our ticket options and descriptions.

Destination Excellence

This event will raise funds to support Rush University Medical Center’s education, research and community service programs, including our 2020 principal project: The Woman’s Board Transformation Fund for the Rush University Cancer Center.

Cancer cells don’t shelter in place during a viral pandemic, and life-saving oncology treatments can’t be postponed until a more convenient time. The Transformation Fund will provide Rush University Cancer Center with the resources to create an extraordinary “new normal” for cancer care across Rush University System for Health. Supporting bold initiatives that aim to reshape the way patients access cancer care, decrease delays to treatment, reduce risk in the post-COVID-19 era, and improve patients’ long-term outcomes, this fund will be invaluable toward delivering on Rush’s goal to become the preeminent destination for cancer care in the Chicago area.

Thank you to our sponsors!

Grand Cru


Barbara Notz Hines Foundation
Missy Cook Romanoff

Premier Cru

Tom and Wendy Herb
Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Herb
Mr. and Mrs. William A. Mynatt, Jr.
Cindy and Richard Nicolaides


Michael Peska/MLP Consulting Co.
Elizabeth and Chandler Bigelow
Stevie and Porter Boggess

Marletta and Bob Darnall
Julie Halbower
Ann McDermott and Mary Tritley

Najia Shakoor and Omar Lateef
Karen and Jim Reid

Musical Performance provided by Huron.
Chance to Win provided by Autobahn Country Club, Lisa Roberts Jewelry, and Team Stradale.

Please R.S.V.P by Wednesday, September 23rd. Contributions received by September 15th will be recognized at the event. All contributions will be acknowledged in the 2020 Impact Report. Your gift is fully-tax deductible under federal tax law. Reservations and contributions are processed by PayPal. A PayPal account is not required to submit payment. After you are transferred to the PayPal checkout page, look for the option to “Pay with Debit or Credit Card” at the bottom of the page. 

Rush University Medical Center is following guidance from local health departments and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) regarding large gatherings, including CDC recommendations on preventing the spread of COVID-19.

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