What if...success is measured by peace of mind?
What if membership assures that you and the people of South Florida continue to access Great Medicine?
What if success is measured by peace of mind?
“I could not have gotten better care anywhere else.”
Phyllis Saunders, emergency room patient
Welcome to The Mount Sinai Medical Center Foundation
The desire to give something back is just as strong now as it was in 1949 when a group of visionaries, concerned about the availability of health care in Miami Beach, helped establish a not-for-profit, non-sectarian hospital. They created a place where Jewish physicians could practice Great Medicine without discrimination and persons of every faith and race could receive equal access to high quality medical care.
Supporting excellent medical care right here at home helps others while it protects the people closest to home – you and your family. In the nearly 60 years since founding this hospital, the challenges for adequate funding have only grown; the opportunities to make a difference have greatly multiplied. There are many reasons to support the Mount Sinai Medical Center Foundation, including the people closest to you.
Mount Sinai Medical Center is critical to the health and life of Miami Beach and Miami-Dade County. Through our active participation in cutting-edge clinical research and our expanding role in the training of a new generation of physicians, Mount Sinai has more to offer than ever before.
As the only hospital on a densely populated barrier island, Mount Sinai Medical Center is a vital component of Miami Beach’s disaster preparedness and response mechanism. We have developed plans to provide continuous critical medical service, even in the face of natural or manmade disasters and we are actively seeking funding to further harden and improve our facilities.
Society of Mount Sinai
What if your single act of charity helps provide critical services for the entire community in the face of a natural disaster?
The Society of Mount Sinai was created nearly two decades ago exclusively to honor our donors who provide the highest level of support for the medical center. Its members share a strong allegiance to the hospital and demonstrate their commitment by giving unselfishly to assure that the community has access to world-class medical care.
Society members enjoy the comfort of personalized concierge services as well as access to Care Line, which was developed to respond to the urgent medical needs of our donors 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
New and existing members are recognized and celebrated during the Society Gala, an evening of fine dining, elegant décor and dazzling entertainment. In addition to receiving a commemorative medallion at the time of their installation, Society members are recognized with beautiful family walls placed throughout the medical center and a stone in the Society Wall located in the de Hirsch Meyer tower.
Society designation is given to donors according to the amount of their gift. Member requires a $150,000 donation; Fellow, $250,000; Benefactor, $500,000; Humanitarian, $1 million; Visionary, $2.5 million; and Doctor of Philanthropy, $5 million or more.
What if by supporting our effort to expand medical services you also help safeguard your family?
The Founders, Mount Sinai’s most time-honored philanthropic organization, began long before its official birth in 1954. The genesis for this group can be traced back to the Temporary Citizens Committee for the Formation of a Jewish Hospital, the “original” founders who put their heart, soul and resources into making Mount Sinai a reality not just for one group, but the community as a whole. Today, with more than 2,000 members, Founders membership often extends to two and three generations of the same family.
Benefits of membership include access to the Care Line, developed to meet Founders urgent medical needs, special recognition with a plaque that is displayed in the hospital, and a take-home plaque for display in the home or office. Founders also attend supper buffets during the social season, which culminates with the Founders Ball, a grand event of dinner, dancing and live entertainment.
Founders pledge a gift of $50,000.
The Young Founders
What if by supporting one of South Florida’s two teaching hospitals you help secure a future of Great Medicine?
So much of what we do as young adults impacts our physical, social and emotional lives later on in life. Open to individuals age 50 or younger, the Young Founders Club helps set the stage for a healthy and socially active future with special access to excellent health care and exclusive services as well as recognition and respect within the community.
Young Founders enjoy the same privileges as Founders, in addition to special events and parties planned exclusively for people of this age group. They also have the flexibility of moving freely within the Founders and the Young Presidents Club, and attend both groups’ social events.
Membership at a younger age allows for a longer period of time to make annual payments toward their lifetime pledge, therefore, the Young Founders’ annual pledge installment is typically less than the Founders Club payment. And because many Young Founders begin their Foundation participation in the Young Presidents Club, their cumulative annual pledge payments are credited toward their Founders pledge.
Young Founders pledge a gift of $50,000
One of only six statutory teaching hospitals in the state and one of only two in South Florida, Mount Sinai is now the primary teaching hospital for Florida International University.
Mount Sinai’s investment in teaching future physicians – approximately 160 doctors, representing 22 medical specialties– exceeded $11 million in 2005
Young Presidents Club
What if your gift helps assure that mothers can give birth in a technologically advanced labor and delivery unit with all the comforts of home?
The Young Presidents Club (YPC), was established in 1973 for younger donors wanting to enhance their achievements by giving back and making a difference. With input from the administration, the group takes a hands-on approach to deciding how its pledges will be used to benefit the medical center – whether it’s to purchase state-of-the-art equipment for the labor and delivery unit or a pharmacy robot to assist in filling prescriptions. Two of its most endearing projects include establishing the annual Sons & Daughters Scholarships program, which has provided more than $1 million in scholarships to children of Mount Sinai employees since it was established more than three decades ago, and building the employee Child Care Center, one of the nation’s first on-campus day care facilities. Other projects include:
- Med Direct Automated Drug Dispensing System
- Clinical Ultrasound Imaging Upgrade
- Cardiac pacemakers, defibrillators and blood pressure monitors
- Child Watch Obstetrical Data Management System
- Asthma & Allergy Clinical & Research Center
- 3 Blum Renovation & addition of two Labor/Delivery/Recovery rooms
- Central Monitoring Station of the Surgical Special Care Unit
- 7th Floor de Hirsch Meyer Tower Renovation
- de Hirsch Meyer Tower Lobby Renovation
- Cardiac Care and Telemetry Units
Their generosity is acknowledged with a personalized plaque and a special recognition wall in the hospital, as well as a beautiful take-home plaque for display in their home or office. Young Presidents pledge a gift of $10,000, payable over 10 years. YPC members enjoy a series of exciting events and activities throughout the social season.
Ambassadors of the Wien Center
What if your gift to memory disorder research ignites new discoveries and new therapies?
In 1986, Leonard and Marjorie Wien provided financial assistance to help Mount Sinai Medical Center create an exceptional memory disorder research and treatment program. Due to the Wien family’s generosity, additional funds and tireless efforts by staff, members and the community, Mount Sinai has achieved a leadership position in this important field.
Today, the Wien Center for Alzheimer’s Disease and Memory Disorders is the largest and most comprehensive memory disorders center participating in the state of Florida’s Alzheimer’s Initiative. The center offers free memory screenings to the public, participates in advanced research and receives more than 300 new patient visits annually with more than 1,200 follow-up visits. In addition, as part of the Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center (ADRC), the Wien Center is helping to determine why some people are more prone to develop the disease than others and it is investigating the effectiveness of cognitive rehabilitation therapy in slowing or reversing impairment.
The Ambassadors generate philanthropic support for the busy center. They are encouraged to participate in educational and social events so they can truly act as ambassadors, embracing the center’s mission and sharing their knowledge with the community.
Ambassador membership is $1,000. Part of The Ambassadors, The Emerald Society represents a higher level of philanthropic support with a pledge of $5,000, payable over a five-year period. Members receive a beautiful solid gold butterfly pin adorned with emerald eyes.
Remaining levels of membership are Sapphire $10,000, Ruby $25,000 and Diamond $50,000.
The Cancer Lifeline
What if your contribution buys state-of-the-art equipment to help in the early diagnosis and treatment of a life-threatening disease?
The second leading cause of death in America, cancer is estimated to strike 89,000 Florida residents this year. In 2005, the Mount Sinai Comprehensive Cancer Center received more than 67,000 outpatient visits, while more than 2,200 people were admitted to the hospital for cancer care. The threat is great and the opportunity to fight back is even greater. The Cancer Lifeline (TCL) has a rich history of generating philanthropic support to improve the health and well-being of Mount Sinai’s cancer patients and their families. TCL continues to support the hospital by helping it to acquire advanced equipment, such as a 16-slice CT scanner to help detect early stage cancer, as well as contributing to the Community Clinical Oncology Program, a national research program that has made landmark discoveries in cancer prevention and treatment.
Members enjoy a wide range of social and educational activities and events, ighlighted by an annual installation luncheon and the Tender Care and Love luncheon xtravaganza. TCL levels of giving and their designations include:
What if your support helps more patients receive the immediate care they need to survive a heart attack?
Heart disease is the number one killer in the United States. As South Florida’s leader in cardiovascular care, Mount Sinai Medical Center is helping thousands of patients overcome this deadly statistic everyday.
Part of Mount Sinai Medical Center Foundation, the Cardiac Lifeline builds awareness and generates funds to benefit the hospital’s cardiovascular services.
Because heart disease is so widespread and a major concern for many, the Cardiac Lifeline has a diverse membership, ranging from corporations to grateful patients and their families, and individuals who have been touched in some way by the disease. As a result of that connection, the Cardiac Lifeline board identifies projects – such as acquiring advanced diagnostic equipment – that will impact our community and enable Mount Sinai to continue as a world-class cardiac services provider.
With an emphasis on education, diagnosis, treatment and prevention of heart disease, Mount Sinai participates in nationally recognized cardiac research studies and performs more than 8,000 cardiac procedures each year, giving it the distinction of being the number one heart program in South Florida.