Membership criteria

Gerhard Society memberships are granted to those with cumulative giving of $1,000 or more to any Bryn Mawr Hospital fund within a fiscal year (July 1–June 30). Membership is attributed to the fiscal year in which you make your Gerhard Society-level contribution; however, member courtesies may extend into the following fiscal year depending on the date of your gift (s).

Membership levels and courtesies

Advocate ($1,000–$2,499)

  • Assistance accessing and navigating hospital services
  • Invitation to Merci Beaucoup!, the annual members-only celebratory event
  • Exclusive membership pin
  • Complimentary subscription to Bryn Mawr Hospital publications and insider updates from the president
  • Annual customized personal philanthropy report for tax purposes
  • Advocate-level access to Bryn Mawr Hospital events at the Devon Horse Show and Country Fair
  • Opportunity to access other sporting and cultural events through hospital partnerships (subject to availability)
  • Advocate-level inpatient amenities in the event of hospital admission
  • Name listed annually in online donor report*
  • Name listed on Gerhard membership roll, enclosed in some foundation communications

Patron ($2,500–$4,999)

  • All Advocate-level courtesies
  • 24/7 cell phone access to hospital administrator
  • Patron-level access to Bryn Mawr Hospital events at the Devon Horse Show and Country Fair
  • Patron-level inpatient amenities in the event of hospital admission

Pacesetter ($5,000–$9,999)

  • All Patron-level courtesies
  • Behind-the-scenes campus tour
  • Pacesetter-level access to Bryn Mawr Hospital events at the Devon Horse Show and Country Fair, including an invitation to Ringside Reception, the signature Gerhard Society event at Devon
  • Pacesetter-level inpatient amenities in the event of hospital admission
  • Invitations to other Bryn Mawr Hospital outreach events and milestone celebrations

Founder ($10,000–$24,999)

  • All Pacesetter-level courtesies
  • Founder-level access to Bryn Mawr Hospital events at the Devon Horse Show and Country Fair, including an invitation to Ringside Reception, the signature Gerhard Society event at Devon
  • Founder-level inpatient amenities in the event of hospital admission

Community Partner ($25,000+)

  • All Founder-level courtesies
  • Name listed permanently on Donor Wall*
  • Community Partner-level access to BMH events at the Devon Horse Show and Country Fair, including an invitation to Ringside Reception, the signature Gerhard Society event at Devon
  • Community Partner-level inpatient amenities in the event of Hospital admission
  • Other resources and services provided upon request

*Requests for anonymity will be honored.