Campaign Accomplishments


We Will. The Campaign for Northwestern Medicine was launched publicly in March 2014 with the goal of raising $1.75 billion to create a national epicenter for healthcare, education, research, community service, and advocacy. Thanks to thousands of generous donors — alumni, patients, faculty physicians and scientists, students, trainees, foundation and corporate partners, and many friends — we increased our goal to $2 billion and raised more than $2.8 billion by the campaign’s end in June 2021. We are enduringly grateful for this incredible support, which not only helped us solidify our standing as a top academic medical center but also provided a firm foundation for our continuing efforts to improve human health.


Northwestern Medicine Campaign Priorities

With the partnership of new and longtime benefactors during the campaign, we raised crucial funds to:

  • Establish and strengthen core institutes, centers, and programs at Northwestern Medicine, bringing together patient care, research, education, community service, and advocacy
  • Build the new Louis A. Simpson and Kimberly K. Querrey Biomedical Research Center
  • Construct a centerpiece hospital and medical office facilities at Northwestern Medicine Lake Forest Hospital
  • Create endowed professorships that accelerate the efforts of our most accomplished and promising faculty physicians and scientists
  • Establish endowed and expendable innovation grants for breakthrough research
  • Create scholarships for our exceptional medical, PhD, and physical therapy students and nurses
  • Establish fellowships to support our best and brightest trainees

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Louis A. Simpson and Kimberly K. Querrey Biomedical Research Center