Donor Recognition

Emerson Health is pleased to recognize our many donors who support us annually, including the individuals who make leadership gifts as members of our Gift Societies.

Leadership Gift Societies

At Emerson, we appreciate all levels of generosity. To recognize our leadership donors, we’ve created the following Gift Societies:

President's circle — $50,000 or more

To honor those who give at the top leadership level

Stratford Society — $25,000 to $49,999

Formed to recognize three decades of extraordinary support from Ken and Aulikki Olsen through the Stratford Foundation

Charles Emerson Society — $10,000 to $24,999

Named for the hospital’s founder

Pat Snow Society — $5,000 to $9,999

Named for Emerson’s chief administrator from 1946–1969

William Brengle Society — $2,500 to $4,999

Named for a spirited philanthropist, board member and development chairman

1911 Society — $1,000 to $2,499

Named for the year the hospital was founded

Other Donor Levels

  • Patron: $500-$999
  • Sponsor: $300-$499
  • Friend: $100–$299
  • Supporter: up to $100

All Gifts are recognized in Reflections, our donor recognition publication.

"Three words explain why Emerson Hospital has priority in my charitable giving: convenience, competence, caring."
– Jack MacKeen, Maynard

Hospital Naming Opportunities

The Emerson Health Care Foundation is delighted to recognize the generosity of its donors by naming areas in Emerson Hospital in their honor. Named gifts demonstrate donor’s commitment, provide essential financial support to the hospital, and inspire others to support outstanding health care for our community.

Gifts may be acknowledged in the name of the donor, or the donor may choose to recognize a loved one, friend or caregiver. For more information, please contact Karl Kussin, vice president of development and chief philanthropy officer at 978-287-3081 or