2019 Annual Appeal

Celebrating over 120 years of Compassionate Care.

Since 1897, The Woman’s Board has been committed to bringing innovative treatments and compassionate care to every patient at Northwestern Memorial Hospital.

Your gift to the Annual Appeal will enable continued investments in groundbreaking work and exceptional patient care benefiting the Chicago community.

The Eleanor Wood-Prince Grants Initiative

Through these grants, The Woman’s Board funds groundbreaking research, enabling physicians early in their career to embark on innovative pilot studies with great potential to improve patient care: Jane Wilcox, MD, grant recipient, utilized one of Northwestern’s unique assets, the Electronic Data Warehouse, and a specialized echocardiogram to examine outcomes after first hospitalization for heart failure to develop a model to better predict heart muscle function recovery.


A $700,000 gift from the Board is funding the study of the Implementation of Collaborative Mental Health Care in Northwestern’s 13 primary care clinics in Chicago, helping to expand access to mental health care in our community.


The Woman’s  Board sponsors programs across Northwestern:

  • Music Matters – volunteers provide live, bedside music to patients
  • Healing Boutique — provides wigs and cosmetic support to cancer patients across the city, free of charge
  • Nora Cooney Marra Compassionate Care Awards — recognizing three oncology caregivers annually
  • Women’s HIV Clinic — ongoing program support for nursing and social work
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