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.

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Jack Greenspan (left) of the North Suburban Healthcare Foundation presents SCF Board Member Zach Williams with the check.

For the past ten years, NSHF supported 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 HealthSystem; 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 will invite NSHF’s prior grantees to work with it on the symposium.

SCF is pleased to add this annual healthcare symposium to the work it does for the benefit of Skokie.  Plans for the 2020 symposium will be announced later this year.