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Marianjoy Foundation

In 1972, the Wheaton Franciscan Sisters founded Marianjoy Rehabilitation Hospital with a mission of providing the highest quality physical rehabilitation services to the community. We’ve worked hard to exceed that goal by offering our patients therapies in state-of-the-art facilities throughout the suburbs of Chicago. Our services are delivered by compassionate clinical experts who seek to address the needs of mind, body, and spirit with one purpose in mind – helping people with disabilities achieve maximum independence.

Today, the Marianjoy Foundation remains committed to the Wheaton Franciscan’s goals by raising and distributing funds to help support Marianjoy’s mission of serving people with disabilities. Funds raised by the Foundation benefit our patient care, education, research and community outreach programs.

The Foundation exceeded its new building capital campaign goal of $10 million as the new Marianjoy Rehabilitation Hospital opened in October 2006. Now the Foundation is focused on a new campaign to renovate the original hospital, increasing and augmenting the home of Marianjoy’s outpatient programs and physical therapy, and the physician specialty clinics such as the Post Concussive Institute and Speech-Language Pathology.

Watch the video below to learn how you can leave your own Legacy at Marianjoy:

Friends of Marianjoy

To recognize dedicated donors, the Foundation encourages membership to the Friends of Marianjoy. Members contribute $1,000 or more to Marianjoy in a 12-month period. To learn more about how to donate or to become a Friend of Marianjoy, visit Ways to Give.

Fundraising and Special Events

The Foundation raises funds through donations from individuals, family and philanthropic foundations, grant proposals, annual and planned giving, and special events. Each summer, the Foundation hosts a golf outing raising nearly $200,000 to support a variety of programs, including our therapeutic golf program. Each year, the Foundation hosts a black-tie Gala Dinner honoring special Marianjoy friends.

The Marianjoy Black and White Legacy Ball: A James Bond Affair on November 1, 2014.

Marianjoy’s 2014 Legacy Ball, held November 1st at the Carlisle in Lombard, was a huge success.  Thank you to our Premier Sponsor, Magentrol International, Lead Sponsors First Trust Portfolios and National Van Lines and to everyone who attended and supported this event.  Together we raised $150,000 to help complete the Legacy Project at Marianjoy.  

Special Support

The Marianjoy Foundation supports a variety of innovative projects including:


Marianjoy Foundation Board of Directors

  • John Mueller, Chairman
  • John Wallerius, Vice Chairman
  • Brett Dale, JD, Treasurer
  • Scott Cross, Secretary
  • Robert Berry
  • George Bradshaw, JD
  • Kathleen Dvorak
  • James Herrmann
  • Holly French
  • Patrick J. Kronenwetter, JD
  • Robert Lyon
  • Robert Mudra
  • Earl O’Malley
  • Scott Park
  • Doug Pattison
  • Matthew Wanzenberg
  • Kathleen Yosko, President and CEO, Marianjoy, Inc.


For more information

To find out more about the Marianjoy Foundation or to discuss making a donation, please contact Suzanne Skala at (630) 909-7509 or


Privacy Policy

The information you submit to the Marianjoy Foundation via this website - specifically your name, address, email address, and telephone number - maybe used to contact you coordinate event and/or donor relations, or it may be added to our marketing mailing list, based upon the request you submitted with your information.

The Marianjoy Foundation is committed to protecting the privacy of your personal information and will not sell or otherwise distribute your personal information to any outside parties.

Your information will be stored in our secure database and will only be viewed by authorized employees of Marianjoy.

Should the privacy policy change, you will receive notice either by email or USPS to alert you of any alterations to the policy stated above. If you have any questions about this policy, please contact Marianjoy foundation at

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Foundation Events:

A Great Day of Golf for a Great Cause!
Proceeds from this event will support Therapeutic Golf program and the Legacy Project.

Information about Marianjoy Scholarship Program


Save the date for the next Marianjoy Legacy Ball, November 14, 2015.





The Marianjoy Legacy Campaign

The Marianjoy Legacy Campaign Invest in the future of rehabilitation!


To learn more about gift options, please call Suzanne Skala at