Magic was in the air on February 5, 2019, when the Hoag Hospital Foundation celebrated the 25th anniversary of the Hoag Heritage Society at the Balboa Bay Resort in Newport Beach.
The Hoag Heritage Society is an extraordinary group of donors who positively impact current and future generations by providing a gift to Hoag in their estate plans. Heritage Society members invest in the future of Hoag and directly benefit all who pass through its doors by ensuring its tradition of innovation and excellence.
At the celebratory luncheon, Flynn A. Andrizzi, Ph.D., president of the Hoag Hospital Foundation expressed gratitude for the tremendous impact of planned giving donors. “In the past 25 years, 408 donors have made planned gifts to Hoag totaling $314 million,” he said. “These same donors have also given $162 million in cash to Hoag. “We are so grateful for the support of this community. Together we will impact many lives in Orange County for years to come.”
Robert T. Braithwaite, Hoag president and CEO, delivered an update on the state of Hoag. “You are funding the future,” he said. “We appreciate those with the foresight to plan estate gifts that help us make decisions for the next generation of care knowing we can count on your support.”
Hoag Hospital Foundation’s Executive Director of Gift Planning and Legal, Julie Heggeness, J.D., C.S.P.G., T.E.P., acknowledged the Planned Giving Advisory Committee, a group of professionals who volunteer their time and assist in educating community members interested in making planned gifts to Hoag.
“Thank you to the Heritage Society members for your generosity and for sharing your Hoag stories with me,” she said. “I love to learn about how Hoag has touched your life and why it means so much to you.”
If you have remembered Hoag in your estate plans and are not already a member of the Hoag Heritage Society, please let the Hoag Hospital Foundation know. They would welcome the opportunity to acknowledge your foresight and generosity by recognizing you as a valued member of the Hoag Heritage Society.
For further information or questions about the Hoag Heritage Society, please contact Julie Heggeness, J.D., C.S.P.G., T.E.P. at (949) 764-7206 or Julie.Heggeness@hoag.org.
To view photos from this year's Hoag Heritage Society Luncheon, please click here.