About Trees of Life
The Kishwaukee Hospital Forest of Life trees are symbols of what our hospitals mean to our communities. The leaves form an umbrella of sharing and caring that symbolically shelters and nurtures all of us.
Kishwaukee Hospital Tree of Life and Forest of Life
- Represent gifts to the Friends for Life KCH100 Annual Giving Fund.
- The Tree of Life was dedicated in 1985 in memory of Doris “Dodie” Baack.
- The Forest of Life was sponsored by the Kishwaukee Hospital Auxiliary.
- Each leaf represents a gift of $1,000,
- Each stone represents a gift of $10,000.
- Both trees located on the Garden Level next to the Roberts Conference Center.
Valley West Hospital Tree of Life
- Located in the north entrance lobby,
- Represents gifts to the Heart of the Hospital Annual Fund.
- Silver leaves represent gifts of $100-499 (sold out);
- Copper leaves represent gifts of $500-$999; and
- Gold leaves represent gifts of $1,000-$4,999.
- Stones beneath the Tree represent gifts of $5,000 or more.
Engraved Bricks and Trees
- In the Kishwaukee Hospital Healing Gardens, engraved bricks and trees are available for naming. These funds are used to help build our unrestricted endowment fund, to help ensure long-term quality healthcare. The engraved bricks are located in the walkway of the Healing Gardens.
- Gifts of $500 acknowledged with an 8" x 4" brick
- Gifts of $1,000 acknowledged with an 8" x 8" brick.
- Gifts of $2,500 will be acknowledged with an engraved plaque placed by a tree in our Healing Gardens.
Cancer Center Donor Wall
Gifts of $1,000 or more to The KishHealth System Cancer Center at Kishwaukee Hospital allow you to engrave a message on the donor wall in the lobby of the Cancer Center.