A Local Legend
As the oldest and largest of Hoag's volunteer and donor groups, the 552 Club has supported Hoag since 1966. The original idea was to ask community members for annual gifts of $100 to ensure Hoag would provide exceptional health care right here in our own backyard. At that time, Newport Beach was a small, close-knit community. Everyone from hardworking families to Hollywood celebrities joined the effort, establishing an enduring legacy of loyalty and tradition. The original 552 community events–the annual Christmas Carol Ball and the Hoag Movie Screening (which has evolved into the Hoag Summer Fest)–continue to be celebrated today.
As Hoag has expanded across Orange County, the mission of 552 remains the same: recognize and celebrate the community’s collective generosity and impact on advancing Hoag.
552 Board Members