Board Chair’s Message 2021

“Foundation Thoughts for 2021″

2020 has been a time of unprecedented change and challenge with a world-wide pandemic causing death and illness, devastating economic upheaval, and disruption to the conventional approaches to education and cultural institutions. As we look to the 2021 philanthropic landscape, what opportunities and pitfalls [Read More…]

Board Chair’s Message 2020

Board Chair’s Letter

Spring 2020

“What’s past is prologue” The Tempest

This quotation from William Shakespeare’s play struck me as a way to put the current COVID-19 pandemic in perspective. Growing up in the 1950’s, viral epidemics were common and frequent. Before effective vaccination programs, measles, mumps, chicken pox [Read More…]

Alexian Brothers Bonaventure House: 2018-2019

Washington Square Health Foundation provided support to Alexian Brothers Bonaventure House and homeless clients served are benefiting from a robust quality assurance department that works to ensure improved health outcomes.

Recognized as a regional leader in providing innovative housing for adults living with HIV and other chronic disease, ABHHA provides stable housing and supportive [Read More…]

Sinai Health System: 2018-2019

Sinai Health System is Illinois’ largest private, nonprofit safety net healthcare system. Their service area includes 1.5 million Chicagoans living on Chicago’s west and southwest sides who are disproportionately affected by illness, poverty, community violence and related challenges. SHS serves some of Chicago’s poorest and most medically underserved communities.

Within this system, Sinai Children’s [Read More…]