Welcome to the Home of BenJammin Bash

The BenJammin Bash is a proceeds benefit that was created with two purposes in mind.

This event not only helps raise money for the Benjamin McAllister Scholarship Fund – financial reward for promising medical and research students – but also allows our community to come together to celebrate Ben’s spirit and legacy through his favorite things: good food, good drinks, good friends, and some rockin’ music. 

In memory of Ben McAllister

Ben was a vibrant and active 23 year old living in Minneapolis after just graduating from the University of St. Thomas in 2014 when he was diagnosed with a rare kidney cancer – Translocational Renal Cell Carcinoma. 

Upcoming Event

Join us at one of this year’s BenJammin Bashes to keep Ben’s spirit and legacy alive. 

Bloomington Bash

September 30

4-8 pm

Location: Lil Beaver Brewing

Music by Kickin’ & Pickin’ & Kerry & Bo

Special speakers: Dr. Peter O’Donnell & Emily Smith

Silent auction items and appetizers 

Bloomington Bash Ticket


Ways to Give 

To make a contribution to the University of Chicago Medicine you can give two ways:

  1. Online via: giving.uchicago.edu/ben-jammin-bash
  2. Mail a check made payable to the University of Chicago with the memo “Benjamin McAllister Fund” to: 

University of Chicago

Office of Medicine and Biological Sciences

C/O Kyra Cline

130 E. Randolph, Suite 2500

Chicago, IL 60601