Named Funds

The Michael Reese Health Trust (MRHT) and those it serves have benefitted from the enormous generosity of several individuals and families who have established funds and trusts over the years to assist the original non-profit Michael Reese Hospital and Medical Center. As the legal successor to the Hospital, MRHT is charged with the administration of a number of named funds in keeping with each donor's original intent, as well as following the donor's intent in use of allocations from named trusts that are managed elsewhere.

Many donors who established funds to benefit the original Hospital are acknowledged here, though not all such funds have existed in perpetuity. Only those funds still in existence are noted below. We recognize and honor the foresight and generosity of these magnanimous donors. The fund names and their purpose, if specified, are identified below. Please note that for purposes of fairness and efficiency MRHT grants are determined within its grantmaking programs and processes.

Applicants should not seek support from specific named funds. 

Fund Intent/Purpose
BAER 

Otto Baer

Research broadly defined

BLUM 

Harry and Becky Blum

Unrestricted

Nathan and Emily Blum

Unrestricted

EDELSTONE 

Annual Edelstone-Bendix Lecture & Public Educational Event

Health education or research; funding health-related educational events.

FOREMAN 

Henry G. and Lottie S. Foreman

Unrestricted

FRIEND 

Emanuel Friend

Bile tract diseases research

GATZERT 

Walter Gatzert

Hematology research

GOLDSMITH 

A. A. Goldsmith Award

Annual award to honor an outstanding physician/intern who has demonstrated professional competence, and a warm and humane attitude toward patients and their families.

GUTKNECHT 

The Judge John and Effie Ziegler Gutknecht Eye Clinic

Ophthalmology needs at The Ark, and Mount Sinai Hospital and Medical Center.

HAIMAN 

Lowy Haiman

Unrestricted

HARTMAN 

Blanche S. Hartman

Orthopedics

HUTCHINSON 

Charles L. Hutchinson

Unrestricted

JOSEPHSON 

Rosette Josephson

Research broadly defined

KIRCHEIMER 

Emil Kirchheimer

In memory of Mr. Kirchheimer; his wife, Opal; his mother, Elisa; his father, Herman; brothers, Joseph and Max; and sister-in-law, Alice Hart Kirchheimer.  

Unrestricted

KIRCHOF 

Fred Kirchof

Nursing education and research.

KISSEL 

Ben D. Kissel Fund

Pancreatic cancer research at U. of Chicago

KUPPENHEIMER 

Albert B. Kuppenheimer

Research broadly defined

LAZARUS 

Estelle S. and Sol C. Lazarus

Unrestricted

METCOFF 

Morris Metcoff

Unrestricted

MEYER 

Alfred C. Meyer

Research broadly defined

MORRIS 

Sarah Morris

Research broadly defined

PAN 

Max Pan

Metabolic and other research

REGENSBURG 

Louis H. Regensburg

Research broadly defined

ROE 

Elizabeth Roe Milius Social Service Fund to Benefit Vulnerable Youth & Seniors

To support solution-oriented strategies that improve the lives of high-risk youth and seniors.

Frederick and Florence Roe Health Policy Fund

To support selected activities that advance health-related policy.

Frederick & Florence Roe Health Improvement Fund

Unrestricted

ROSE 

Ralph R. and Minerva Rose Trust

Annual grant to Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago to support the Migdal Oaz group homes for adults with disabilities, and the operations of the Dina and Eli Field Ezra Multi-Service Center.

ROTHSCHILD 

Hulda B. and Maurice L Rothschild

Education

Melville N. Rothschild

Children

RUBOVITS 

Frank E. Rubovits

OBGYN

SCHIMBERG 

Lewis and Alice F. Schimberg Fund

Health care broadly defined

STEIN 

P & E Stein

Research broadly defined

STERN 

Alfred W. Stern

Research broadly defined

STONE 

Bessie H. Stone

Research broadly defined