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‘JourneyCare fills a vital need’

In both his career and his personal life, Jon Prell, understands the peace of mind that planned giving provides.

As a Wealth Management Advisor, Jon helps clients evaluate estate plans and additional giving options to support causes that mean the most to them.

“From a planning perspective, people look for organizations that have an impact,” Jon says.

In his own life, Jon has chosen to support JourneyCare as the new Chair of the JourneyCare Foundation Planned Giving Advisory Council. JourneyCare was formed in 2015 as a result of the merger of three highly respected Chicago-region nonprofit, community-based healthcare providers — Horizon Hospice & Palliative Care, JourneyCare and Midwest Palliative & Hospice CareCenter.

The agency offers enhanced services to patients and families across 10 counties in northern Illinois. JourneyCare maintains its core mission to help adults and children with serious illnesses live fully, with dignity and without pain, on their own terms.

While Jon initially connected with JourneyCare through his professional network, he and his family saw the organization’s impact firsthand when his father-in-law received care at the Pepper Family Hospice CareCenter in Barrington during his final days.

“Your understanding becomes deeper when you’re on that side of it,” Jon explains. “We must share the importance of end-of-life and palliative care with those who haven’t had the same experience yet because JourneyCare fills a vital need for everyone they serve. That is especially true for those who receive care regardless of their ability to pay.”

Utilizing his experience in planned giving, he says donors who remember JourneyCare in their estate plans can be confident that their wealth is being shared with an organization that provides so many services and considerable support to the community.

In addition, donors will also ensure their legacy with a growing agency that serves nearly 3,000 adult and pediatric patients each day.

“JourneyCare has a rich history of innovative services and meeting the needs of the healthcare environment,” he explains. “So when you contribute to this mission, you get a sense of community and purpose, while also continuing your own legacy by supporting JourneyCare’s tradition of expert palliative and hospice care.”

For more information on how you can create a legacy that supports JourneyCare’s compassionate care, please contact Karen Long, Director of Funds, Memorials and Planned Giving, at 312-492-3080 or klong@journeycare.org.


– By Elisabeth Mistretta, JourneyCare Content Specialist
Originally published in Legacy Matters, Spring 2016