Employee Giving Campaign: Maternal Heart of Mary
As Little Company of Mary Hospital and Health Care Centers anticipates the kickoff of our 26th Annual Employee Giving Campaign, it is our hope that you might consider making a donation toward this worthy endeavor!
Just as the statue of Mary stood watching over the community in the tenth-floor niche of the 1929 Tower Building bringing comfort to all of those passing 95th Street, the Maternal Heart of Mary statue now stands in the center of the West Pavilion circle drive welcoming our patients and staff each day.
The creative process of bringing this Maternal Heart of Mary statue into being started in the studios of Inspired Artisans, Ltd, a Milwaukee firm which specializes in custom religious furnishings and sacred/liturgical art. Gianfrano Tassara, principle at Inspired Artisans, helped guide the design process of the 4-foot tall clay figure (maquette) that served as the model for sculptors to carve the 6-ton, 12-foot tall Carrara marble statue that now resides in the center of our circle drive.
As final hand-finishing touches were made, our Maternal Heart of Mary statue was transported first by boat overseas from Carrara, Italy, then by ground transport from the East Coast before her arrival to Little Company of Mary. Her voyage to Evergreen Park is yet another milestone in LCMH history that allows us to connect our service with our faith-based culture and mission: “In solidarity with the Sisters of the Little Company of Mary, we are entrusted to serve the community through our ministry of Catholic Health Care. We are the empowered laity-the Greater Company of Mary. Rooted in a deep heritage of prayerful support of the sick and dying, we strive to enhance the sacredness of life and human dignity.”
As part of the 2016 Employee Giving Campaign, we invite you to contribute to the legacy of the Maternal Heart of Mary statue. This coming season marks the final year of this campaign and allows us to showcase an extraordinary piece of sacred art commissioned by the Province of the Sisters of the Little Company of Mary and made possible through the contributions of our generous LCM employees.
To make an online donation to the 2016 Employee Giving Campaign, please Click Here! (Be sure to make the selection: “Employee Giving/Maternal Heart of Mary” under Designations). Or, feel free to mail in your donation to:
Attn: Employee Giving Campaign
2800 W 95th St
Evergreen Park, IL 60805
For additional comments or questions, contact the LCMH Foundation at: firstname.lastname@example.org or 708.229.5066.