Our Founding Story - A Journey Toward Remarkable
When the Newport News General and Non-Sectarian Hospital, Inc. was chartered in 1915, it's doubtful that the visionaries who guided its creation had any idea of what the future would hold.

Their focus was on one thing: providing the best possible health care for their community. It is this determination that gave birth to Riverside. Now, a century later, Riverside is a leading provider of comprehensive care in Southeastern Virginia. Our Founders would be proud of the journey they began over 100 years ago and find it quite remarkable.

Founder's Society
The Founder's Society at Riverside Health System is a recognition society that honors and celebrates the commitment of our donors. Founders are leaders and visionaries whose generous gifts are invested in providing the highest-quality health care to our communities.

Created by the Riverside Foundation, the Founder's Society is a caring, philanthropic group of friends and community leaders who share our mission to care for others as we would care for those we love.

The following levels of cumulative giving are recognized:

Mission Circle
$1,000,000 and above
Investments are fundamental in shaping healthcare for the future and empowers our mission

Caregiver Circle
$500,000 and above
Substantial contributions advance programs and services that will transform the definition of care

Guardian Circle
$250,000 and above
Safeguards crucial resources for patients, caregivers, facilities, and lifesaving technology

Second Century Circle
$100,000 and above
Enriches the health and well-being of our communities for our next 100 years

Humanitarian Circle
$50,000 and above
Embodies the Riverside Care Difference: safety, healing, kindness and respect 

Navigator Circle
$25,000 and above
Strengthens our ability to enhance quality of life and health for those we serve

Healing Circle
$10,000 and above
Supporting our communities to meet the health care needs of every patient

Cornerstone Legacy Contributors
This distinction honors those who have chosen to support Riverside through a bequest or other deferred gift.

Membership in the Founder's society includes:
Personal invitations to Riverside events in your community and to our annual Founder’s Society Reception, recognition in Foundation publications and acknowledgement on Riverside donor displays, E-newsletters and annual report showing how your contributions support our mission.

To learn more contact the Riverside Foundation at riversidefoundation@rivhs.com or 757-234-8740.