Donor Recognition

Heartfelt and Visible Thanks

The MVH Foundation recognizes and honors the generosity of charitable gifts in many different ways, from acknowledgement in the quarterly Insight Newsletter to recognition on distinctive hospital plaques. We have also established a suite of recognition societies to demonstrate our tremendous gratitude for donors’ commitment to our mission. Please contact the Foundation for more information on any of the following.

The 1890 Society

The 1890 Society, named in honor of MVH’s founding nearly 130 years ago, comprises donors who generously contribute at least $150 to the Foundation’s annual campaign. Unrestricted contributions received through The 1890 Society are allocated for patient programs and services that would not exist without charitable contributions.

Chairman’s Circle

The Chairman’s Circle honors a remarkable group of philanthropists who have made an extraordinary commitment to Miami Valley Hospital through community work on behalf of the hospital, as well as financial contributions. There are seven levels of recognition, beginning with lifetime giving of $50,000. Members of the Chairman’s Circle have improved the lives of thousands of patients through the years.

The Mueller Society

The Mueller Society is an annual employee-giving campaign that serves patients, employees, and volunteers at Miami Valley Hospital and its affiliated organizations. Learn more about giving to the Mueller Society.

The Valley Legacy

The Valley Legacy provides recognition for donors who have included Miami Valley Hospital in their estate plans—gifts made through a will, trust, gift annuity, insurance, or through the establishment of an endowment. As such donors become known to the Foundation, their names are etched on gold-filled, 4 x 1.5-inch glass name plates under the following quote: “Lend me the stone strength of the past, and I will lend you the wings of the future, for I have them.” These words of poet Robinson Jeffers express the belief that the advances of tomorrow are built on today’s foundation. What better way to ensure the “wings of the future” than to include Miami Valley Hospital through your will or trust?

Please let us know if you have already included Miami Valley Hospital in your estate plans so that we may include your name as a member of the Valley Legacy. Learn more about Planned Giving.

Memorial and Recognition Gifts

A memorial gift to the MVH Foundation is a treasured way to express sympathy and encouragement when someone you care about experiences the loss of a friend or family member. The names of deceased honorees who receive more than $500 in memorial gifts are placed on a plaque in Miami Valley Hospital’s Interfaith Chapel

Similarly, a recognition gift to the Foundation is a great way to congratulate or thank friends and colleagues for a job well done. As each gift is received, the Foundation promptly sends a letter acknowledging your special tribute.

Make a tribute gift