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Ann Lurie / Ann and Robert H. Lurie Foundation
Website & Content Development
In spring 2012, Ann Lurie, president of the Ann and Robert H. Lurie Foundation and one of the country’s leading philanthropists, was in need of her first public website. The timing was especially important: the site needed to be developed, designed and launched ahead of the grand opening of the Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago, for which Ms. Lurie is the largest benefactor. The aim was to bring together two decades of life-changing philanthropic investments around the world and highlight the impact of Ms. Lurie’s contributions to health care, education, social services and the arts.
Melcher+Tucker Consultants was selected to project-manage the development of the site, working with senior foundation staff and our website design partner. We oversaw content development – writing copy for the site – and site design, ensuring that the process moved quickly to meet tight delivery deadlines. Our mission was to illustrate succinctly the history of Ms. Lurie’s philanthropy and the breadth of her commitment in Chicago and throughout the world.
The Ann Lurie website launched in June of 2012, ahead of the opening of the new Children’s Hospital. The website unites Ms. Lurie’s personal biography, that of her late husband, Robert, and her legacy of philanthropy. The website also provides an archive of stories and profiles about Ms. Lurie’s philanthropy, and is updated regularly with news of additional impact.