The Legacy Society
Donors making bequests or other planned gifts become members of the Legacy Society. These individuals help us to ensure the hospital’s future through strategic tax and estate planning programs, assuring that’s when it is needed most, funds will be available for our patients.
Emily Elizabeth Parsons, a Civil War nurse, led the first fundraising efforts to purchase a parcel of land overlooking the Charles River where she envisioned the future of her community hospital. Today, Mount Auburn still sits on that spot.
Named in her honor, Mount Auburn Hospital’s Parsons Society recognizes donors who contribute $83 monthly, or make a minimum annual gift of $1,000. This exclusive community of donors receives invitations to special events, lectures, and clinical presentations.
Physicians’ Leadership Circle
Established in 2000, the Physicians’ Leadership Circle (PLC) is an esteemed group of Mount Auburn Hospital physicians who come together annually in support of the hospital. Physicians are invited to join their colleagues as a part of this giving circle by making an annual gift of $1,000 or more to the hospital. Emeriti physicians, physicians within three years of their residency or fellowship, and first-time members of the PLC are eligible to join the PLC with a gift of $500.
Since the PLC began, Mount Auburn Hospital physicians have jointly contributed $6.2 million, making the PLC the second largest source of charitable giving to the hospital. In recognition of this outstanding support, a dinner is held each spring for PLC members. Since 2011, the Distinguished Physician Awards have been presented to one active and one emeritus physician at the PLC dinner.
Those devoted friends who have left Mount Auburn Hospital in their estate plans are invited to join the 1886 Society. As a member of the 1886 Society, you will receive recognition in our reports and will be invited to celebrate with us on an annual basis.