Diamond Legacy Society

Your legacy can truly make a difference.

The Diamond Legacy Society recognizes and celebrates those foresighted individuals who have made an endowed, estate or other planned gift to University Hospitals.

We are profoundly thankful for the generosity bestowed by generations of patients and families. Your philanthropic support will help University Hospitals continue to provide the high-quality care that we've be providing for nearly 150 years. It's because of you that we can live our mission every day: To Heal. To Teach. To Discover.

How to Join

Generations of supporters have been welcomed into the Diamond Legacy Society. Become a member through one or more of these gift options:

  • Making a bequest through a will or trust;
  • Establishing a life-income gift, such as a charitable gift annuity or charitable remainder trust, that provides payments to you for life;
  • Establishing a charitable lead trust that provides annual contributions to UH prior to distribution to your family;
  • Designating or transferring a life insurance policy to UH;
  • Designating retirement plan assets or making a direct distribution from an IRA;
  • Gifting real estate outright or establishing a retained life estate;
  • Establishing an endowment to support programs, lectures or clinicians.

If you have already included University Hospitals in a bequest or other planned gift, we hope that you will let us know. Your willingness to be listed as a member of the Diamond Legacy Society inspires others to follow your example. We acknowledge and respect those who wish to remain anonymous, but we encourage you to let us know of your plans on a confidential basis. If you have not yet included University Hospitals in your plans and you would like to explore the best options for you and your family, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Benefits of Membership

All gifts, large and small, make an important difference in the lives of the patients and their families who come to University Hospitals for care. The benefits of membership in the Diamond Legacy Society include:

  • Making a difference in the lives of our patients and their families;
  • Advancing patient care and innovative discoveries;
  • Leaving your legacy at University Hospitals;
  • Recognition in UH Report on Philanthropy or if you choose, remain anonymous;
  • Publications and updates on philanthropic and medical advancements at UH;
  • Invitations to special events;
  • UHConnect: Personal 24/7 assistance with scheduling appointments and facilitating visits.

Join the many who are making a difference.

To find out more about how you can
make a difference at UH, contact us:


University Hospitals
11100 Euclid Avenue,
Mailstop MCCO-5062,
Cleveland, Ohio 44106.