Aurora Sinai Medical Center
Giving opportunities and donor recognition
The caregivers of Aurora Sinai Medical Center could not provide the individualized care, quality and life-saving resources offered, without generous support from members of the community like you. Through your generosity and support, we are better able to meet the needs of patients and their families.
Your gifts and other forms of support, in any size, are always in need, and always appreciated. Together we can transform the health care experience in Milwaukee and beyond.
See a list of Heritage Tree donors (PDF file)
Serving downtown Milwaukee
Aurora Sinai serves Milwaukee's diverse downtown population, and the region, as a full-service medical center specializing in healthy aging/geriatrics, women's health, cardiology, orthopedics, Parkinson Disease and bariatric surgery. We are committed to improving health outcomes with advanced thinking, technology and patient-centered care in all that we do.
As a 200 bed hospital that serves a broad spectrum of social and economic backgrounds, our annual hospital discharges total around 13,000. The total number of outpatient visits and procedures totals approximately 275,000 annually.
Aurora Sinai also shares in a rich history with the University of Wisconsin Medical School as home to faculty physicians and midwives who are teaching new generations of care providers through clinical settings, research and hospital programs.
Many programs need your help
- Acute Care for the Elderly (ACE Unit)
- Aurora Sports Medicine Center
- Bread of Healing Clinic [ Learn more about the clinic ]
- Cardiology Fund
- Center for Senior Health and Longevity
- Clinical Pastoral Education
- Comprehensive Breast Health Center
- Dr. Eugene Heifetz Genetics Fund
- Dr. Sidney Hurwitz Medical Library Fund
- Easy Street Rehabilitation Project
- Ethelyn Bennett Memorial Lecture
- Greatest Need Fund
- Harry Plous Medical Education Fund
- The Healing Center [ Learn more about the Center ]
- Howard Gordon Oncology Fund
- James J. Katz Memorial Fund
- Jewish Chaplaincy Program
- Judy Kerns Pence Cancer Fund
- Kate Ellen Polacheck Nursing Award
- Masonic Diagnostic Treatment Center
- Newborn Intensive Care Unit (NICU)
- Obstetrics/Gynecological Unit
- Parkinson's Center
- Planetree Fund
- Pulmonary Disease Research Fund
- Robyn Temkin Melanoma Prevention Program
- Russian Translator Program
- Sexual Assault Treatment Center (SATC)
- Vince Lombardi Cancer Clinic
- Women's Health Services
William Passavant Society
It all began with a leap of faith. Aurora Sinai Medical Center as it is today, dates back to 1863, with the founding of Milwaukee Hospital by William Passavant. A minister originally from Pittsburgh, PA, Passavant was dedicated to creating a hospital for the people of Milwaukee, including the city's sick and impoverished.
The seed that he planted became Milwaukee Hospital (also Milwaukee Lutheran), establishing a legacy of health care in our city. Soon, this legacy grew to include neighboring hospitals -- Mount Sinai Hospital (est. 1903) and Evangelical Deaconess Hospital (est. 1910). Throughout the century, the roots of these hospitals grew stronger, and eventually the branches they spawned were woven together, creating what is now downtown Milwaukee's Aurora Sinai Medical Center.
When you decide to give at leadership levels, you, too, are demonstrating William Passavant's faith, vision and legacy by allowing us to continue serving the community as we find better ways to meet the needs of our patients and families.
Becoming a member of Aurora Sinai's William Passavant Society requires cumulative giving at one of the following levels:
- Benefactor $10,000 - $25,000
- Humanitarian $25,000 - $50,000
- Life Friend $50,000 - $100,000
- Life Patron $100,000 - $250,000
- Life Benefactor $250,000 - $500,000
- Life Humanitarian $500,000 - $1,000,000
- Founder $1,000,000 - $5,000,000
- Founding Benefactor $5,000,000 and above
Other giving programs
The Promise Society
The Promise Society recognizes donors who have made a provision to Aurora Sinai through their estate plans, life-income gift or other planned gift.
Circles of Ceremony
This tribute or remembrance gift offers the donor a heartfelt way to celebrate someone special. Your gift may help heal a heart or bring a smile on a special day. These gifts can be given for many reasons including in memory of a friend or loved one, a "get well" wish, or to honor a birthday, anniversary, graduation or other special occasion.
Restricted and Endowment Funds
Donors may establish a restricted fund to help establish or support a designated program or service that the hospital provides. A gift of $10,000 or more is required to establish a restricted fund.
Donors may also establish a restricted or endowment fund in someone's name. These funds are often established in memory of a loved one. A gift of $25,000 of more is needed to establish a named fund. This gift may be paid over a 5-year period.
For information about Aurora Sinai Medical Center and how you can help the medical center fulfill its mission in urban health care, contact:
Director Foundation Development