Riverside Health System facilities and programs are designed for medical treatment and support, but above all, they're made for caring and teamwork. Our gifted physicians and dedicated staff work as a team to provide comprehensive care for each and every patient, every day. Riverside also shares a special kind of teamwork with their 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 designating your gift to the facility or program that means the most to you personally. 100 percent of your gift is used to fund the facility enhancements, programs and equipment needs that allow us to provide a higher standard of care for our patients. Make a Difference gifts are also an opportunity to recognize a caregiver, honor a loved one or commemorate an anniversary, birthday or other special event.

tree-of-lifeWhen you give in support of Riverside Regional Medical Center, Riverside Walter Reed Hospital or Riverside Tappahannock Hospital, you'll receive special name recognition on a Tree of Life in the hospital's lobby. The Tree of Life allows us to praise the generosity of the remarkable individuals who have enabled us to provide services to patients and their families through these facilities.

The following gift amounts are recognized on the trees:
  • Acorn $5,000
  • Stone $3,000
  • Wavelet $2,000
  • Gold Leaf $1,000
  • Silver Leaf $500
  • Bronze Leaf $250

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

For more information, or if you have questions, please contact a member of our Foundation Team at 757-234-8740.