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Giving Societies

1916 Society wall of donors

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Marshfield Clinic Health System Foundation celebrates a number of giving societies in order to recognize our most generous and loyal donors. 

Individuals, businesses, and foundations who have made a commitment to supporting high quality healthcare, research, and education at MCHS are recognized through the following giving societies:

  • 1916 Society: Recognizing cumulative lifetime contributions of $10,000 or more
  • Doege Legacy Society: Recognizing individuals who have supported MCHS through a planned estate gift
  • Circle of Friends: Recognizing gifts of $1,000 or more annually​
  • Loyalty Society: Recognizing donors who renew their financial commitment to the Foundation for 3 or more years in a row

1916 S​​ociety

Established in honor of the year Marshfield Clinic was founded, the 1916 Society provides a unique opportunity for generous supporters committed to evolving excellence in patient care, research and education at Marshfield Clinic. 

Donors who make gift commitments of $10,000 or more to MCHS Foundation become distinguished members of the 1916 Society. By having the compassion and conviction to give at this level, members of the 1916 Society demonstrate strong and purposeful giving that inspires others to make good happen.

We recognize six levels within the 1916 Society:

  • Philanthropist:  $5,000,000 and above
  • Humanitarian: $1,000,000 - $4,999,999        
  • Visionary: $250,000 - $999,999         
  • Champion: $100,000 - $249,999
  • Benefactor: $25,000 - $99,999                      
  • Friend:$10,000 - $24,999                   

Members of the 1916 Society.

Doege Legacy Soc​iety

Members of the Doege Legacy Society have expressed their commitment to MCHS through a very special and important form of financial support – planned giving.

Named in honor of Karl W. Doege, M.D., one of the clinic's six founding physicians, the Doege Legacy Society recognizes donors who have named the Foundation as the beneficiary of a planned gift. Such gifts might include a bequest and/or charitable income gifts, such as charitable gift annuities, charitable remainder unitrusts, charitable remainder annuity trusts, or gifts of life insurance. The gift could also be the designation of MCHS as the beneficiary of a retirement plan, bank account or certificate of deposit.

Members of t​he Doege Legacy Society

Circle of F​riends

Our Circle of Friends recognizes those leaders whose dedication to our mission is backed by strong financial support each year.  Circle of Friends is made up of donors whose annual gifts of $1,000 or more provide the foundation for the valuable programs and services offered at MCHS.

All pledge payments, the tax-deductible portion of charitable gift annuities, and gifts of cash or stock – excluding event purchases or in-kind contributions – are eligible for recognition in Circle of Friends.

We recognize four levels of annual support within Circle of Friends:

  • Promise Circle - $10,000 and above
  • Compassion Circle - $5,000 - $9,999
  • Healing Circle - $2,500 - $4,999
  • Hope Circle - $1,000 - $2,499

Members of the Circle of Friends Giving Society

Loyalty Society

The Loyalty Society recognizes donors who renew their financial commitment to our mission each calendar year.  Inclusion in the Loyalty Society begins when an individual or organization makes a gift 3 or more years in a row. 

Pledge payments, charitable gift annuities, and gifts of cash or stock—excluding event purchases or in-kind contributions—will all be considered qualifying gifts for the Loyalty Society.  The size and designation of the gift each year do not matter for recognition purposes within this giving society.

Loyalty Society members will be listed on the digital donor walls in the main Clinic lobby of the Marshfield Medical Center  using the following levels of consecutive giving:

  • 15 or more years
  • 10-14 years
  • 5-9 years
  • 3-4 years

The number of consecutive years of giving will be included after the name of each Loyalty Society member. 

Members of the Loyalty Society