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giving societies

Individuals, families, and businesses who join the National Kidney Foundation of Illinois' Giving Societies have resolved to make a major impact in the fight against kidney disease.


By pledging serious resources to the NKFI, Giving Society members make our mission their own, and help blaze the trail towards a healthier future. Their generosity plays a signifigant role in powering our efforts, and their dedication supports programs in education, patient services, and cutting-edge research.

corporate members

our partners in progress

Legacy Society

  • Louis A. Weiss Memorial Hospital

  • United Way of Metropolitan Chicago

Partner Society

  • Abbott Laboratories

  • Amgen, Inc.

  • Associates in Nephrology

  • Astellas Pharma US

  • Baxter International Inc.

  • BMO Harris Bank

  • Community Health Charities

  • Department of Health & Human Services

  • Fresenius Medical Care

  • G.I.A. Medical

  • Genentech

  • Gift of Hope Organ & Tissue Donor Network

  • Grant Healthcare Foundation

  • Benjamin B. Green-Field Foundation

  • Katten, Muchin, Rosenman LLP

  • Ann and Robert H. Lurie Foundation

  • Nephrology Associates of Northern Illinois and Indiana

  • Tony Noel Memorial Golf Tournament

  • Northwestern Memorial Hospital

  • Northwestern University

  • Renal Care Group

  • Roche Laboratories, Inc.

  • Tony Romanelli Memorial Charity

  • Rush University Medical Center

  • Southwest Nephrology Associates

  • Treasurer of the State of Illinois

  • University of Chicago Medicine

  • Volkswagen of America, Inc.

  • Walgreens

  • WGN Television Chicago

individual members

our community in action

Philanthropist Society

  • Richard & Rosann Noel

  • Estate of Ralph Robinson

Humanitarian Society

  • Estate of Clara Butz

  • Estate of William A. Stockwell

  • Zell Family Foundation

Visionary Society

  • Carl & Darlene Chaleff

  • Estate of Hazel Fritz

  • Dr. & Mrs. Ronald Hamburger

  • Estate of Mabel Kane

  • Dr. & Mrs. Gordon Lang

  • Edmund J. Lewis, MD

  • Paul & Joan Rubschlager

  • Mark & Judy Schwartz

  • Estate of Betty Shaw

  • Estate of Ella Smolik

Champion Society

  • Estate of Margaret L. Byrne

  • Mary Wilson Crocker

  • Stephen C. Jensik, MD

  • Mr. & Mrs. Steven J. Leyendecker

  • Sidney L. Port

  • Ronald I. & Alyta Reicin

  • Joseph P. Romanelli

  • Estate of Mary T. Simoni

  • Dr. & Mrs. Dennis Sloan

how you help

your support fuels all of our efforts

your gift at work
  • A $10 Gift: can cover the cost of a blood test to help one person find out if he or she has kidney disease.

  • A $40 Gift: supplies 50 families with comprehensive educational brochures on kidney disease and treatment options.

  • A $170 Gift: pays for two people to receive a full battery of tests at a free KidneyMobile screening event.

  • A $600 Gift: provides a comprehensive health screening, medical consultation, and follow-up support for three people at risk of developing chronic kidney disease.

  • A $1,000 Gift: sends one child diagnosed with kidney disease to Kidney Camp for a week. 

1 in 3
american adults is at HIGH RISK 
for developing kidney disease.

ready to make a difference?

team kidney

we're powered by your passion

& staff

The NKFI is led by innovative professionals who are intensely devoted to improving the lives of families affected by kidney disease.

board of directors

Our board of directors is a community minded team of Illinois residents who are deeply committed to mission and vision of the NKFI.



A select team of medical advisors offers the NKFI scientific and clinical expertise, and helps us plan our research initiatives.

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