Physicians Circle

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You’re Invited…Join Physicians Circle 2014!

We invite all Rockford Health System physicians, current and retired, to join the Physicians Circle of the Rockford Memorial Development Foundation each year. Your personal gift to the Foundation of $500 or more during the calendar year not only qualifies you for membership in the Physicians Circle, but also helps support the Rockford Health System mission of “Superior Care. Every Day. For All Our Patients.” Gifts to the Foundation make a difference. With your gift, you can help:

  • Each year the Foundation chooses a fundraising focus for the year. This year we have committed current donor dollars and invested dollars to the Linear Accelerator project.  The $7 million commitment represents the largest all-philanthropic project in our history – not to mention the improved clinical experience the addition will provide our patients.
  • Last year, we provided assistance with a remodel in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit and also purchased a new flight bed for the new REACT helicopter. The improved environment in the unit is meeting with appreciation from families who often spend many weeks there with their tiny miracles.
  • Two years ago, the Women’s Center was the recipient of the funds from our annual fundraising efforts. With Foundation support, the Women’s Center became first in the region to provide 3-D mammography.  In addition, donor support helped greatly expand the free mammogram program for uninsured women.  Now, every woman who needs one can get a mammogram. Foundation dollars also purchased equipment to help provide urogynecologic care at the Women’s Center.
  • The Foundation continues to provide for staff education, care and comfort items for our patients and their families, medical and dental care for children in our community via the Ronald McDonald CareMobile, and patient education materials as well as equipment needed in departments.

We sincerely thank the physicians who have been donors to the Foundation in the past, and strongly encourage all physicians to consider charitable giving to the Foundation and membership in the Physicians Circle.

  • Total gifts of $500 or more during a calendar year qualify physicians for membership in the Physicians Circle.
  • Annual gifts of $1,000 or more are eligible for recognition at the Triumvirate Recognition Society Dinner.
  • Lifetime total giving of $10,000 or more qualifies for Permanent Triumvirate Membership and inclusion of your name on the beautiful glass donor wall in the hospital lobby.

Giving is easy…The Rockford Memorial Development Foundation has made it even easier for physicians to achieve their annual membership in the Physicians Circle? Now, you can either:

  • Make your gift online by clicking here or
  • Set up payroll deduction by contacting the Foundation office at 815-971-4141.


Phillip A. Higgins, M.D.
Chair, Physicians Circle
Rockford Memorial Development Foundation

Michelle Gorham, C.F.R.E.
Rockford Memorial Development Foundation