Frequently Asked Questions


  1. Are donations made on my behalf tax deductible?

    Yes, all donations in which goods or services are not received are 100 percent tax deductible.

  2. Will Lurie Children’s Foundation acknowledge my contributors?

    The Foundation will send a gift receipt and acknowledgement letter to anyone who makes a donation on behalf of a Team Lurie Children’s athlete.

  3. How can my supporters make a donation?

    The fastest and easiest way for your supporters to make a donation on your behalf is to refer them to the personal fundraising page you create on this website. If they prefer, they can write a check to Lurie Children’s Foundation with your name on the memo line and mail it to:

    Lurie Children’s Foundation Attn: Team Lurie Children’s
    225 East Chicago Avenue, Box 4
    Chicago, IL 60611-2991
  4. What online fundraising tools are offered to Team Lurie Children’s athletes?

    After team members create a personal fundraising page, they will gain access to free online tools and tips to help them reach and exceed their fundraising goals. This includes sample e-mail templates, social media posts and images and general fundraising ideas. Visit the Fundraising Tips page for all your fundraising resources.

  5. How can I find out if my company offers a matching gift?

    First, check to see if your company has a matching gift program for healthcare organizations. The website can be helpful in determining which companies match donations. Complete a matching gift form (available from your company’s Human Resources) and send it in with your donation.

  6. How can I check my personal fundraising totals or that of my team?

    You track your fundraising efforts via your Participant Center. This tool allows you to log on and review your pledges any time of the day. When a donation is made online, it is processed automatically and added toward your fundraising total. Donations made by check or money order will be processed and counted toward your total within 10 business days after it is received by Lurie Children’s Foundation.


  1. Who can I contact for more information?

    Please contact Tracey, McCusker, at 312.227.7296 or