Annual Giving

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

Our most loyal donors – the ones who stand with us year after year – are the cornerstone of our fundraising efforts. We know we can count on their support, which provides not only the modern technology and facilities we need today, but also the flexibility to plan for the future care of our friends and loved ones. Because of their gifts, we have a solid financial foundation. That’s why we recognize their leadership in giving through membership in our Cornerstone Society. 

Cornerstone members commit to donating to Rochester Regional Health for three consecutive years, and in that time they, collectively, make life-saving differences for so many in our region.

Community Impact - Rochester Regional Health brought together our area’s hospitals, primary care physicians, senior living facilities and more into one health system because we knew we would be stronger by working together. Now, when you become a member of the Cornerstone Society, you are meeting the most pressing health needs of our entire region.

Your commitment can be designated to any of the following:

• Rochester Regional Health Foundation, supporting Rochester General and Unity Hospitals
• Clifton Springs Hospital & Clinic Foundation
• Newark-Wayne Community Hospital Foundation
• United Memorial Medical Center Foundation
• Rochester General Hospital Annual Fund
• Unity Hospital Annual Fund
• Lipson Cancer Institute Annual Fund
• Neurosciences Institute Annual Fund
• Sands-Constellation Heart Institute Annual Fund

Membership Levels - The Cornerstone Society offers five levels of membership, each with a three-year pledge, and each with the opportunity to make our region healthier and stronger for all of us. Our donors have helped us purchase lifesaving equipment like automated external defibrillators (AEDs), ICU sleep chairs to ensure the comfort of family members who wish to remain at their loved one’s bedside, and new laptops to assist our home health specialists in the care of homebound patients. Cornerstone members have provided all of this and so much more. That’s why your gift matters, Because Care Matters.

Join today as a:

$25,000 or more per year
$10,000-$24,999 per year
$5,000-$9,999 per year
$1,000-$4,999 per year
Young Pioneer
$500-$999 per year – Age 34 and under

As a member of the Cornerstone Society, you will receive communications about the impact of your support, important health system news and exciting project updates. You will also receive invitations to exclusive events, and your name will be listed on our online honor roll (unless you choose to remain anonymous).

Please join us in laying the foundation for the future! For more information about becoming a member of the Cornerstone Society, please call the Foundations office at 585.922.4800 or submit the contact us form.