Thank you, thank you, thank you! Special guests made for a very special evening at the 2017 Art of Healing gala. Preston Bradley Hall was filled with 200 generous friends who donated over $80,000 to support Chaplaincy, Education and Wellness/Spirituality at Bishop Anderson House. Dr. Jay Shannon, CEO of the Cook County Health & Hospitals System congratulated honorees Dr. Kimberly Joseph and The Rev. Carol Reese on their efforts to bring spiritual care to patients at Stroger Hospital. Trauma surgeon Joseph shared her vision for opening a Pastoral Care department at Stroger, saying, "If we cannot heal the spirit, we cannot resuscitate the body." Rev. [...]
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Join us at The Art of Healing 2017 Chicago Cultural Center May 7, 2017, 5 to 8 p.m. Buy your tickets--$125 per person Purchase a table of 10, $1250.00 Enjoy cocktails overlooking Millennium Park and dive into a divine dinner prepared by Jordan's Food of Distinction. Honor The Rev. Carol Reese and Dr. Kimberly Joseph as we celebrate their efforts to bring chaplaincy to patients at Stroger Hospital. Bid on one of a kind prizes, including a catered picnic for 8 at a Grant Park Music Festival Concert Your generosity will sustain us as we grow into our mission statement: "Advancing the well-being of individuals [...]
The Annual Newsletter is here! 2016 has been a busy year for the staff of Bishop Anderson House, and our programs have thrived, and so the theme of our newsletter is "Gratitude." We have notes and stories from all our staff, updates from our Board of Trustees, and a few alumni spotlights from our Spiritual Care Visitor Alumn! If you would like to receive a copy, please let us know by calling the office at (312)563-4825, or by emailing Director of Development, Becky Duggan here. Click here to read the 2016 BAH Newsletter
Bishop Anderson House: Providing Chaplaincy, Presenting Educational Opportunities and Promoting Wellness for over 60 years in the Chicago area. Please consider Bishop Anderson House in your end of year giving. All December donations will be matched up to $10,000, thanks to generous challenge match donors. Please donate generously this season so that the sick, the lonely, the shunned and the grieving can be cared for and comforted. Click now to donate.
The Bishop Anderson House family gathered around our new table last week--literally and figuratively! We were joined for breakfast by Penny McMillan, grand-daughter of THE Bishop Anderson, her daughter Susan, and daughter-in-law Linda. Penny regaled us with family stories and helped us learn more about the Anderson descendants. The family particularly enjoyed seeing an historic photo of Bishop Anderson that Becky found online. We are forever grateful to the McMillan family for the substantial donation that made much of the office restoration possible and appreciate their efforts to keep their family legacy vibrant. Later in the afternoon, group of BAH friends (our family) [...]
Our latest newsletter has something for everyone. Click to read about our successful benefit, our new Chaplain Jim Croegaert, the Volunteer Spiritual Care Visitor Training and more.
Many thanks to each of our supporters who joined us on May 1st to celebrate the mission and ministry of Bishop Anderson House. Over 150 guests wined and dined, laughed and listened to a variety of compelling stories about the value and importance of volunteer and professional chaplaincy. Event Chair Becky Duggan shone in the beautiful Society of Arts gallery as she led the crowd to bid on items and implored them to have fun while doing so. Dave Kyllo opened the night with an amazing grace, proclaiming the "wow" of what we do. Chaplain Paul Goodenough shared his valuable insight, [...]
Our newest venture, ‘Friends of the House,’ serves people whose hearts are hungry for community and who wish to put their hands to work serving others. With a goal of building support for extending the ministries of Bishop Anderson House through regular giving, the group gathers regularly in service of patients and staff at Project Connect at the CORE Center of Cook County and Warren Barr Pavilion Medicaid Nursing Care. Each service project is followed by a free social adventure, from free tequila tastings at Blue Agave to a Back to School tailgate. Our initial event, collecting winter clothing at our benefit at DS Tequila, garnered over 100 items [...]
We hope you enjoy our latest newsletter. We sincerely invite you to join us this year for the Art of Healing, on Sunday, May 1, 2016. Click here for tickets or to donate. Whether you can join us at the table, or join us in spirit with a financial gift, please know that more people are being touched every day thanks to friends like you.