Friends of the Lakeland Regional Medical Center Foundation play a vitally important role in shaping LRMC’s and LRCC’s future. While some donors choose to make a major gift to fund a specific need, other donors choose to make their gifts annually. Participation in the Foundation’s giving clubs (particularly 1914 & Morrell Societies) allows donors unique opportunities for recognition, dialogue with hospital staff and interaction with other donors.

Annual Giving to the Foundation

Sentry Club (gifts of $100 – $999 each year)

Sentry Club LogoSentry Club members, as guardians of healthcare, annually fund current and ongoing needs. Sentry Club members receive yearly recognition in Foundation publications as well as a special Sentry Club memento.

1914 Society (gifts of $1,000 and higher each year)

1914 Society logo

These sustaining gifts help make possible the Foundation’s grants to LRMC and LRCC for equipment, construction and renovation, patient, community and staff education, and the establishment of new programs. 1914 Society members are considered premier investors in healthcare and enjoy benefits such as access to special services as a patient at LRMC (expedited admission process, gourmet meal service, etc.), yearly recognition and invitations to exclusive gatherings.

Women In Philanthropy (gifts of $100+ yearly to women’s health)

Donors to the Women In Philanthropy society play a unique role in shaping healthcare for women in our community while learning and building awareness of women’s services. For more information, click here.

Special Giving Societies

Morrell Society (gifts of $10,000 or more a year or over a lifetime)

Morrell Society gifts members have made a significant commitment to advancing medical services in the community by making gifts totaling more than $10,000 throughout their lifetimes. The Foundation permanently recognizes Morrell Society donors by placing a plaque on our donor walls and providing access to special services as a patient at LRMC (expedited admission process, gourmet meal service, etc.), yearly recognition and invitations to exclusive gatherings. Additional recognitions occur as Morrell Society members cumulative giving increases to the Silver ($25,000+), Gold ($50,000+), Platinum ($100,000+) and Diamond ($500,000) levels.

Bridge Builders Society

Bridge Builders SocietyThis society recognizes individuals who have made or planned for future gifts to the Foundation such as Bequests in their will or estate, Insurance Gifts or Charitable Gift Annuities. For more information about Bridge Builders and how to be a part of this special group click here.