Ivona Kutermankiewicz
Board member, Jackson Chance Foundation

About Jackson Chance Foundation

At Jackson Chance Foundation, we remove the financial burden of parking fees, giving every family the opportunity to be with their child each and every day. We give families access to the best hospitals, neonatal specialists, surgical abilities, and nursing staff that they otherwise may have to turn down because of the high cost of parking. Through our NICU Transportation Program, we partner with hospitals to provide complimentary parking for families. Since 2013, we have raised more than $4.9 million and provided over 400,000 days of parking to more than 10,000 families. Take a look at our 2020 impact and how to get involved in 2021! Our program is now available at Lurie Children’s Hospital, Northwestern Prentice Women’s Hospital, and Rush Children’s Hospital. Read more about Jackson Chance Foundation through our online brochure!

Parking fees at NICU’s can cost more than $1,000 a month – forcing many parents to make the unthinkable choices, like whether to see their baby, or pay their monthly rent or mortgage. In fact, just one day of visitor parking, at a top level NICU can cost upwards of $75. Today the average length of stay in the NICU is 28 days and most babies are there for months at a time. Meaning many babies are left alone, because their parents simply cannot afford to be with them.

A portion of every commission I receive directly supports Jackson Chance Foundation, a local Chicago nonprofit whose mission is to enrich the lives of families with babies in the neonatal intensive care unit by allowing them to spend more time with their critically ill child through the NICU Transportation Program. To learn more visit www.jacksonchance.org