Advocate Aurora team members smash fundraising goals
2018 was an interesting year for Advocate Aurora Health team members. As the two already successful health care organizations became one, uncertainty would be inevitable.
“Change can be a challenging time for anyone,” said Randy Varju, president of Advocate Aurora Health Foundations. “But giving always feels good. It reminds us that we’re all in this together.”
That’s why we decided our first big fundraising effort together would be to combine our respective internal giving campaigns, each over 20 years strong. And so, the Advocate Aurora Give Well Campaign was born. The campaign combined the best of both organizations’ initiatives and set a goal of raising $5.5 million.
Merging teams, surging hearts
Four hundred campaign champions from all over the system brought to life the campaign’s theme, “Teaming up to help people live well.” Not only did our team members exceed expectations; they smashed them. Here are the fundraising totals:
“We’re really proud of how much money we raised, especially for Advocate Aurora Funds,” Randy concluded. “Those funds increase patient access, support innovation and improve health outcomes. When it comes to helping people live well, there’s not a better team in health care.”
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