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"The most wonderful people in the world work at the Hospital. I want my gift to ensure the Hospital's long-term capacity to recruit and retain great employees – and offer the very best care."
– Christine Trapp

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Donor Stories

  • Our Community, Our Hospital
    Our Community, Our Hospital
    It was their passion for politics that brought Mert and Shirley Fish together. Shirley, born on a farm in Minnesota, made her way to Chicago after...
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  • John and Carole Monaco - Participating in NCH's Mission
    John and Carole Monaco - Participating in NCH's Mission
    For Arlington Heights residents John and Carole Monaco, the hospital that was literally right next door has always been a part of their lives.
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  • Leaving a Legacy - The Groggs provide generous bequest to NCH
    Leaving a Legacy - The Groggs provide generous bequest to NCH
    In the late 1970s, Karen Schneckenberger was an accountant working at Gould Inc. in Rolling Meadows where she met Vera Grogg...
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  • Dedicated Hospital Volunteer Leaves Generous Bequest
    Dedicated Hospital Volunteer Leaves Generous Bequest
    Her dear friend Juanita Reinhard says the late Kathryn Vittum was "a vibrant person who spoke her mind and was very loyal to Northwest Community Hospital."
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  • Investment Expert Makes IRA Gift
    Investment Expert Makes IRA Gift
    A longtime Foundation trustee and former nurse, Christine Trapp has always cared about delivering excellent healthcare and helping people help themselves.
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  • Help Oneself: Help the Hospital
    Help Oneself: Help the Hospital
    Dave and Pat Makeever lived in Arlington Heights since 1958. In an interview Pat explains how their family is grateful for such good quality care close to home.
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  • Bequest Reflects a Family Legacy
    Bequest Reflects a Family Legacy
    Northwest Community is honored that Peter B. Eriksen chose to make a generous bequest in his will to help secure the Hospital's future.
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  • A Chance to Give Back
    A Chance to Give Back
    After his retirement as a Northwest Community neurosurgeon, Dr. René Pecson and his wife, Ellen, wanted to "give back" to the community.
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  • NCH Recognizes Vavra's Generous Bequest
    NCH Recognizes Vavra's Generous Bequest
    At a special event in spring 2008, a conference room in Northwest Community Hospital's Learning Center was dedicated to the memory of the extraordinary couple.
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  • Mary Clarbour: Designated Gifts Works for Her
    Mary Clarbour: Designated Gifts Works for Her
    Mary Clarbour moved to Arlington Heights with her late husband, Ralph, in 1949 - and she's still here.
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  • An
    An "Ordinary" Woman Leaves an Extraordinary Legacy
    A single woman with an office manager job, the late Lucille Babel was always frugal and never particularly wealthy.
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  • Joan Whisler Leaves A Legacy of Courage
    Joan Whisler Leaves A Legacy of Courage
    Joan Whisler knew she had breast cancer in the spring of 2002, but she didn't tell her sons-Bob, Scott and Mike-until after Bob's wedding that May.
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  • Local Entrepreneur Leaves a Million-Dollar Legacy
    Local Entrepreneur Leaves a Million-Dollar Legacy
    "Ted could talk to anyone about anything," says Janice Achterhof, Ted Salmon's caregiver and friend. A gregarious and successful independent businessman.
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  • Tom and Mary Krigas: Committed to NCH
    Tom and Mary Krigas: Committed to NCH
    Tom and Mary Krigas have an impressive history of dedication to NCH as volunteers, as well as donors.
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  • The Brandts: Pillars of Palatine, Longtime NCH Fans
    The Brandts: Pillars of Palatine, Longtime NCH Fans
    In 1983, Carol and Jim Brandt embarked on a new adventure: they got married and also became business partners. Carol had already established a financial services firm.
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  • The Dawsons: A History of Caring
    The Dawsons: A History of Caring
    The late Frank Dawson and his wife, Valerie, moved to Arlington Heights in 1955 and lived here for nearly 50 years.
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  • A Win:Win Gift
    A Win:Win Gift
    Betty Lou Bukowski and her late husband, Bob, lived in Arlington Heights when there was no community hospital.
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  • Hard-Working, Successful Neighbor Gives Back
    Hard-Working, Successful Neighbor Gives Back
    Frank Caliendo has always played hard and worked hard. A native of Chicago's Northwest Side, he spent his youth dancing to the big-band sound "in every dance hall of the city."
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  • Generous Bequest Endows Nursing Education
    Generous Bequest Endows Nursing Education
    When FBI agent Bill White was transferred to the Chicago back in the 1950s, he and his wife, Mary, settled in Mount Prospect.
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  • NCH: Part of the Morris Family Story
    NCH: Part of the Morris Family Story
    John Morris has lived in Rolling Meadows since 1956, when residents had to travel to Evanston or Elgin to get hospital care.
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  • Sondereggers Plan to Leave A Legacy
    Sondereggers Plan to Leave A Legacy
    Northwest Community Hospital Foundation trustee John Sonderegger says, "There's going to be a time when we won't be around anymore.
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  • Donald Nii: Fighter and Giver
    Donald Nii: Fighter and Giver
    Born and raised in Hawaii, the late Donald Nii was a hard-working man with a degree in engineering from the University of Colorado.
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  • The Late Edna Papazian: Nursing Research Donor
    The Late Edna Papazian: Nursing Research Donor
    Many in the NCH community were saddened by the 2008 death of longtime Hospital supporter Edna Papazian, 92. Known not only as a generous donor.
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  • Special Gift Made With Stock Transfer
    Special Gift Made With Stock Transfer
    Joe Levon's most succinct explanation for his recent gift to Northwest Community Hospital is this: "Cancer once, cancer twice, still alive."
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  • A Legacy of Caring
    A Legacy of Caring
    A local woman gave generously to ensure quality care for her community.
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  • Paying it Forward
    Paying it Forward
    The Block family knows the importance of giving back to the community.
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Gift Examples

  • Give it Twice Trust
    Give it Twice Trust
    While visiting the Wills Planner on her favorite charity's website, June, a surviving spouse, came across the idea of a Give it Twice Trust.
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  • Providing for Our Children's Future
    Providing for Our Children's Future
    Joe and Kathy worked for years building their nest egg for retirement. They also want to provide for their children.
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