Genesis of the annual Skokie Healthcare Symposium
The beginning of a tradition rooted in SCF’s commitment to Skokie’s well-being.
In January 2020, the Skokie Community Foundation and North Suburban Healthcare Foundation (NSHF) reached an agreement to create a new annual Skokie Community Healthcare Symposium.
From 2009 to 2020, NSHF organizations engaged in the delivery of healthcare services and the promotion of community health within the Village of Skokie and surrounding area. Under the leadership of its Chair, Beverley Kroll, NSHF made significant grants to: NorthShore University Health System; The Chicago Lighthouse; Heartland Health Centers; Turning Point Behavioral Health Care Center; Erie Family Health Center Inc., and Zacharias Sexual Abuse Center.
NSHF dissolved in 2020 and as it wound up its affairs, it awarded a grant to the Skokie Community Foundation allowing SCF to continue NSHF’s mission of promoting community health by hosting an annual healthcare symposium in Skokie. In keeping with SCF’s commitment to promoting collaboration among local organizations, SCF invited NSHF’s prior grantees to work with it on the symposium.