Giving Societies

The Society of 1866

University Hospitals’ Society of 1866, named in recognition of our founding year, celebrates the spirit of philanthropy exemplified by our most generous benefactors.

The Samuel Mather Society

Giving Society

The Samuel Mather Society recognizes individuals, family foundations, associations, corporations, foundations and organizations whose cumulative, lifetime giving to UH totals $1 million or more. Through their remarkable generosity, members of the Samuel Mather Society have helped advance the mission we have embraced since 1866 – To Heal. To Teach. To Discover.

UH celebrates the generosity of Samuel Mather Society members through perpetual recognition in our annual Report on Philanthropy and other hospital publications. Samuel Mather Society members are invited to the annual Society of 1866 Celebration (which includes presentation of the Samuel Mather Visionary Award and UH Distinguished Physician Award) and to other special events throughout the year.

The Samuel Mather Society is named in honor of the renowned Cleveland industrialist, philanthropist and former University Hospitals Board Chairman and patient. Mr. Mather is remembered as one of the most generous benefactors in the history of University Hospitals.

Benefactor Society

We gratefully acknowledge the exceptional generosity of our Benefactor Society members, whose cumulative, lifetime giving totals $25,000 to $999,999. Benefactor Society members are recognized in the following categories:

$500,000- $999,999 Platinum
$250,000- $499,999 Gold
$100,000- $249,999 Silver
$50,000- $99,999 Bronze
$25,000 - $49,999 Brass

Benefactors are recognized in perpetuity in our annual Report on Philanthropy and receive UH publications and invitations to events, including the annual Society of 1866 Celebration.

Annual Society

Annual giving affords any donor the opportunity to invest in a healthy future for northeast Ohioans by helping UH operate a wide variety of important programs. Annual Society members are recognized for their total yearly support of UH in the following categories:

$25,000 and above Founders
$10,000 - $24,999 Pacesetters
$5,000 - $9,999 Grand Patrons
$2,500 - $4,999 Patrons
$1,000 - $2,499 Sponsors

Annual gifts of $1,000 or more from individuals and family foundations are recognized in our annual Report on Philanthropy. Additionally, friends receive UH publications and invitations to select special events.

Annual gifts of $2,500 or more from individuals and family foundations and gifts of $5,000 or more from associations, corporations, foundations and organizations are recognized in our annual Report on Philanthropy. Annual Society members also receive UH publications and invitations to select special events, including our Society of 1866 Celebration.

The Diamond Legacy Society: A Generosity of Spirit, Shining for Generations

Diamond Legacy Society

The Diamond Legacy Society recognizes and celebrates those foresighted individuals who have made endowed, estate or other planned gifts to University Hospitals. Charitable gift planning provides opportunities for benefactors to make a meaningful commitment, maximize philanthropic objectives and receive important tax benefits. In honor of their dedication and generosity on behalf of future generations of patients, Diamond Legacy Society members are recognized in our annual Report on Philanthropy and receive publications and invitations to events, including the annual Society of 1866 Celebration. For more information on gift options and membership in the Diamond Legacy Society, please visit our Gift Planning web pages.

Leave Your Legacy

Please call 216-983-2200 or e-mail UHgiving@UHhospitals.org for more information.

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