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The Galen Society is a group of individual community members who wish to support the best patient care for everyone through philanthropic giving. They are a key group of individuals desiring to ensure Virginia Hospital Center has the resources to remain a top-notch hospital in our area. This distinctive recognition society is managed by the Virginia Hospital Center Foundation and named in honor of Galen (130-200 AD,) a Greek physician renowned for his understanding of anatomy and physiology far ahead of his time. 

Recognition and Benefits

  • Recognition in Virginia Hospital Center Foundation publications and website
  • Recognition in various donor appreciation displays, such as the wall in the Waterfall Atrium at the Hospital
  • Invitation by the Foundation to special “Galen Society Members only” events and activities throughout the year (approximately 4 a year)
  • Periodic invitation-only briefings with senior members of the Virginia Hospital Center executive and medical staff
  • Routine updates on Virginia Hospital Center and its work through special, targeted newsletters and other communiques shared with Galen Society members
  • Complementary parking at Virginia Hospital Center
  • Special amenities during hospital stays, such as enhanced meal options


To become a member of the Galen Society, an individual or family must have a life-time cumulative giving of $10,000 or more. Individuals or families may also join the Galen Society through a one-time gift or a pledge to give at least $10,000 over a period of no more than 5 years. Galen Society members are asked to sustain their philanthropic support of the Foundation’s work with an annual gift of $1,000 or more. 

Eligibility can be achieved through support of any of Virginia Hospital Center Foundation’s programs and initiatives. This includes not only unrestricted contributions, but also gifts designated for specific purposes or Hospital programs, as well as participation in the annual Music & Medicine gala.

To join The Galen Society:

CLICK HERE to download a pledge form and mail to this address:

Virginia Hospital Center Foundation
1701 N. George Mason Drive
Arlington, VA 22205

To start a new Galen Society Pledge or to make a payment on an existing pledge online, please CLICK HERE

"In appreciation for the outstanding care, Dr. Robert Hong and his team provided for me and every patient that undergoes radiation therapy. I hope my photographs that I donated to the Hitt Family Center for Radiation Oncology will provide an atmosphere of hope and healing."
– Bruce Dale, National Geographic Photographer and Galen Society member since 2014.

"Supporting Virginia Hospital Center is extremely important to us because we believe having an excellent medical facility in our community is critical. Through these efforts, we are also part of the supportive network for Arlington Pediatric Center (APC). This is truly meaningful because we are raising a family in Arlington and feel every child deserves quality medical care."
– Brian and Chris Normile, Galen Society members since 2010.
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