As a not-for-profit health care system, we partner with the communities we serve. Through generous support, you are enabling us to bridge the gap between "good" care and remarkable care, empowering us to provide comfort, wellness, and excellence in medical treatment for those in our care.

Riverside also shares a special kind of teamwork with our communities. Grateful patients, friends, family and generous community members unite in support of a higher standard of care through Riverside. Together, we care for our communities as we would care for those we love.

Make a Difference funds allow you to join in support of your community by giving to the facility or program that means the most to you personally. 100 percent of your gift is used to benefit our patients and allows us to provide a higher standard of care. Make a Difference gifts are also an opportunity to recognize a caregiver, honor a loved one or commemorate an anniversary, birthday or other special occasion.

Make a Difference Through Riverside Hospitals

tree-of-lifeThe Tree of Life allows us to acknowledge the generosity of those individuals who have enabled us to provide remarkable care to our patients and families.

The following gift amounts are recognized on Tree of Life sculptures located in Riverside Facilities.

  • Benefactor $5,000
  • Contributor $3,000
  • Patron $1,000
  • Supporter $500
  • Friend $250

Your generosity makes a difference to:

  • Scholarships for future health care leaders and medical professionals
  • New and emerging medical technologies that advance the level of care our physicians can provide
  • Transportation, medication, and other patient assistance tools
  • Oncology Patient Navigators who provide cancer care prevention, outreach, education, and patient support
  • Resources and programs to promote healthy aging and innovative care for older adults
"It was amazing to have so many nurses display such a high level of competence. The medical staff was first rate too. Thank you for the first hand care my wife received. It was truly above and beyond."

"I very much appreciated their capable care. Their professionalism truly embodies your mission - Caring for others as you would care for those you love."

"I'll always be grateful for the love and tender care they gave to my wife and me."

Make a Difference Through the Riverside Cancer Center
The Cancer Care Fund supports critical components of our comprehensive cancer care programs such as research, community outreach, prevention programs and patient support programs that range from financial aid to art therapy. Our Cancer Care Tree of Life, displayed in our Newport News Cancer Care Center features golden leaves inscribed with the names of our generous donors, their family members or loved ones. Learn more . Give now.

Make a Difference Through the Riverside College of Health Careers
The Make a Difference Fund for the Riverside College of Health Careers helps ensure a bright future for health care by providing high-quality education for budding health professionals. Contributions support student and staff development through educational programs and enhancements to our learning facilities. Give now.

Gifts at the following levels are recognized on our Tree of Knowledge on the school campus:

  • Stone $2,500
  • Apple $1,000
  • Brass or Copper Leaf $300

Make a Difference Funds can also be designated for these facilities and programs:

  • Riverside Shore Memorial Hospital
  • Riverside Doctors' Hospital Williamsburg
  • Riverside Rehabilitation Institute
  • Riverside Behavioral Health Center
  • Riverside Medical Group
  • Lifelong Health and Aging

Thank you for your interest in our programs and services at Riverside and Making a Difference in the care of our patients and their families. If we can answer any questions for you, please contact a team member at our Foundation directly by calling 757-234-8740. Your contribution will help keep our unparalleled level of care available for you and the ones you love.