Cornerstone Society

Cor·ner·stone / nthe chief foundation on which something is constructed or developed; something that is essential, indispensable, or necessary

As the first stone placed in a masonry foundation, the cornerstone is the most important since all other stones will be set in reference to this stone, thus defining the position of the entire structure. Similarly, for an organization like Rochester Regional Health, our most loyal donors are the foundation, or cornerstone, of our annual giving program and, thus, the basis for our overall fundraising efforts. It is because of this that we now recognize these dedicated individuals and businesses through membership in the Cornerstone Society, the leadership annual giving society for Rochester Regional Health.

Through gift commitments each year for three consecutive years, Cornerstone members lay the foundation of support that is needed to fund ongoing programs and operations across all five of our hospitals: Clifton Springs Hospital & Clinic, Newark-Wayne Community Hospital, Rochester General Hospital, United Memorial Medical Center and Unity Health. This critical support has a profound impact on the lives of all those we serve by helping shape the future of healthcare in our region.

Membership Levels

Young Pioneers:  $500 - $999
(34 years old and under)

Founders:  $1,000 - $4,999

Mentors:  $5,000 - $9,999

Innovators:  $10,000 - $24,999

Visionaries:  $25,000+

Corporate Partners:  $2,500+

Membership levels are determined by a donor’s annual gift amount.

Community Impact

Rochester Regional Health has a bold plan for transforming healthcare. It is a vision that extends beyond the traditional hospital setting to help people maintain good health and live healthier, happier lives. In the coming years, we will integrate key services, redistribute crucial assets and invest in pivotal resources to better facilitate healthcare delivery in this region. We have already made a significant financial commitment to this plan, however, our success is also dependent upon our closest friends and strongest supporters.

As a member of the Cornerstone Society, your multi-year gift commitment has a direct impact on the communities that we serve by providing the health system with critical funding for immediate needs specific to patient care, research, education and community outreach. With over 100 funds from which to choose, your gift can be tailored to meet your personal interests and passions, whether they are related to one of our hospitals or any of our service lines:

Clifton Springs Hospital & Clinic
Newark-Wayne Community Hospital
Rochester General Hospital
United Memorial Medical Center
Unity Hospital

Example Service Lines:
Community Health
Women’s Health

Join Us!

Please join us in laying the foundation for the future!  For more information about membership levels, please contact Kristin Eklin at or 585.922.1352.