The 1811 Society: A Tradition of Giving Back

The 1811 Society is a special giving circle comprised of the MGH Fund’s most generous donors.

Established in Mass General’s bicentennial year, The 1811 Society honors our friends who make annual gifts of $1,000 or more to the MGH Fund. The 1811 Society celebrates a tradition of philanthropy that provides energy and support to our hospital as it begins its third century of medicine.

“Mass General is a global leader uniquely positioned at the epicenter of medicine and research. The MGH Fund is the key we use to unlock that potential.” – Peter L. Slavin, MD, President, Massachusetts General Hospital

The 1811 Society is comprised of donors who care deeply about health care and are committed to investing in the future of medicine and biomedical science. Mass General is renowned worldwide as an innovator in biomedical research, clinical care and global health solutions. Gifts to the MGH Fund through The 1811 Society make extraordinary advancements possible – from groundbreaking discoveries to lifesaving treatments.

Many members of The 1811 Society have become supporters because they or a loved one were once a patient at Mass General. They have experienced firsthand the cutting-edge, compassionate care the hospital delivers to each person that comes through our doors.

Support the Future of Medicine

In appreciation of your commitment to Mass General’s mission of medical excellence and innovation, as a member of The 1811 Society, you will:

Jeanette Ives Erickson, RN, DNP, FAAN; Thoralf M. Sundt III, MD; Britain W. Nicholson, MD; and Timothy G. Ferris, MD, MPH
Jeanette Ives Erickson, RN, DNP, FAAN; Thoralf M. Sundt III, MD; Britain W. Nicholson, MD; and Timothy G. Ferris, MD, MPH
  • Be appointed a personal MGH Fund contact who can answer questions throughout the year
  • Enjoy invitation-only special events presented by the MGH Fund
  • Have the opportunity to interact directly with the world’s foremost medical experts and hospital leadership
  • Receive publications that share how gifts to the MGH Fund are making a difference at Mass General

In short, you will have an insider’s view of the groundbreaking work being done every day at Mass General – work that would not be possible without your generous support.

Giving Levels

The 1811 Society donors who give at the following levels are honored as members of special giving circles.

$1,000 annually – Member
$10,000 annually – President’s Circle
$25,000 annually – Third Century Circle

You can support the future of medicine as a member of The 1811 Society. Make your gift of $1,000 or more to Mass General today or contact us to learn more about The 1811 Society.

The MGH Fund Leadership Council

Dr. Peter L. Slavin, President; Mr. James F. Mooney Jr., member of The 1811 Society; Mr. Carl J. Martignetti, Member, Massachusetts General Hospital Board of Trustees, Co-Chair, MGH Fund Leadership Council
Dr. Peter L. Slavin, President; Mr. James F. Mooney Jr., member of The 1811 Society; Mr. Carl J. Martignetti, Member, Massachusetts General Hospital Board of Trustees, Co-Chair, MGH Fund Leadership Council

The MGH Fund Leadership Council was established in 2013. Co-chaired by Sandy Edgerley and Carl Martignetti, the Council is comprised of MGH Fund leadership donors who are committed to elevating awareness about the importance of flexible funding. Leadership Council members contribute to Mass General in a variety of ways, including philanthropically, through volunteerism, advocacy, and peer outreach. Gifts to the MGH Fund allow Mass General to act quickly and respond to unexpected needs such as groundbreaking research, clinical projects, education, global and community health, and disaster response.

MGH Fund Leadership Council Members:

Sandy Edgerley, Co-chair

Carl Martignetti, Co-chair

Christopher Choma

Donald Dion

Richard Frisbie

Darlene Jordan

Jonathan Kraft

Kevin Maroni

Ofer Nemirovsky

Ann Prestipino

Patty Ribakoff

Fred Seigel

Eric Slifka

Peter Slavin, MD, ex officio

David Torchiana, MD, ex officio