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Culture of Philanthropy

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2023 Celebration

Wednesday, October 25

Three Mission Partners, one from each region, will be selected as the Culture of Philanthropy Pearl Award recipients.  

Why We Celebrate

The Culture of Philanthropy is deeper than supporting a charity. It is an understanding of the impact one can make through sharing a vision and embracing a partnership with our patients, families and the OSF HealthCare Foundation. By fostering a Culture of Philanthropy, our Mission Partners provide instrumental support of the Sisters’ Mission to ‘serve with the greatest care and love.’

The celebration highlights both vision and action to develop new opportunities within OSF HealthCare through philanthropic endeavors. The Culture of Philanthropy demonstrates that internal and external community collaboration sustains our OSF Ministry. Trusting relationship and encouraging compassionate interactions, promotes a ministry-wide team atmosphere that ties in the responsibility of financial resources and stewardship of the system. 

Past Pearl Award recipients include:

  • Dr. Richard Pearl (2017)
  • Dr. John Vozenilek (2018)
  • Dr. Ajay Pathak (2019)
  • Dr. James McGee (2021)
  • Eileen Knightley (2022)
Dr. Richard Pearl

The History of the Pearl Award

Dr. Rick Pearl understood what is meant to engage a family beyond the role of a patient and began a relationship that blossomed into a visionary friendship. This vision grew to one of the greatest collaborations of our community with a global impact, the Jump Trading Simulation and Education Center.

Dr. Pearl’s philanthropic engagement is an integral part of his service to others. In recognition of his profound demonstration of the Culture of Philanthropy, a distinguished award was created.

The Pearl Award is given to an OSF HealthCare Mission Partner that demonstrated philanthropic excellence through compassionate care and visionary leadership in our healthcare community by fostering relationships and collaboration with the OSF HealthCare Foundation.