Join the Horizon Society
Leave a powerful legacy through planned giving


About the Horizon Society

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The Horizon Society is made up of those who have chosen to create a lasting legacy of generosity and impact through a planned gift to MWPH. Planned giving is a way to support MWPH in the future, through a future gift or bequest. By making a planned gift, you can ensure that your legacy of support for the hospital continues for the long term.There are many ways to make a planned gift, from designating the hospital as a beneficiary of retirement assets or a life insurance policy to including MWPH in a will or trust. Some planned gifts may have significant tax benefits, so talk with your financial advisor about what options are best for you.

No matter how you choose to make a planned gift, the impact is the same: your generous contribution will make it possible for the hospital to continue its longstanding commitment – now more than 100 years strong – to care for children with medically complex conditions and their families, with the goal of maximizing the health and independence of each child we serve.

We couldn’t do it without you. Please consider making a legacy gift to MWPH today.

To learn more about joining the Horizon Society and making a legacy gift to MWPH, contact:

Jennifer L. Meyerhoff
Director, Major Gifts
[email protected]

Heather Hoffman, Chair

"My commitment to MWPH began in 2011 with the arrival of my twins when I soon learned that my son needed physical therapy for a neck-related issue. Already overwhelmed with twin motherhood, the thought of physical therapy for my newborn was intimidating. I was quickly referred to MWPH for weekly therapy appointments and I saw first-hand the depth of care the whole team delivers to each patient.

Through the eyes of a patient parent, I’m delighted to chair the Horizon Society to co-create giving strategies with the hospital and donors so MWPH can continue to serve our children now and in the future. I hope others will join me in donating to the hospital and pledging future estate assets to such a worthy cause!"

  - Heather Hoffman, Chair of the Horizon Society


Learn More

To learn more about joining the Horizon Society and making a legacy gift to MWPH, contact:

Jennifer L. Meyerhoff
Director, Major Gifts
[email protected]


Horizon Society


The Horizon Society recognizes supporters who have included Mt. Washington Pediatric Hospital in their estate plans. The following are members of the Horizon Society:

Catherine Wickes Alexander*
Florence H. Austrian Trusts*
M.E. Callaway Memorial Fund*
Ella M. Cohen*
Rachel and Matthew Cohen
Amelia D. and Albert D. Cover Endowment Fund*
Florence R. Crawford*
J. Mitchell and Sharon Crook
Lillian Denison*
Barbara Dent
Susan and Rich Dubroff
Louis and Hortense Kahn Eliasberg Memorial Fund*
Alison Cohen and Bradley Engle
Sonya and Jerry Goodman
Samuel and Margaret Gorn Foundation*
The Solomon, Theresa and Maurice Greenwald Memorial Fund*
Sandra D. Hess
Heather R. Hoffman
Lucille B. Holloway*
Jodi and Clark Lare
Bennett Linton*
Harry E. Merriken, III and Mary Merriken
Mary D. Miller and Charles S. Hirsch
Annette Pakula
Lawrence C. Pakula, MD*
Thomas S. Paullin
The John Clarence and William Carroll Redman Endowment Fund*
Marie V. Rice*
Carol F. Rosenberg*
Doris K. Schiller*
Erna B. Schoenberg*
Sheldon and Susan Stein
George L. Stern*
Naomi Ruth Markley Webster*
John and Margaret Wilhelm*
The Helen C. Williams Fund*
Elizabeth Alice Wolf*
Fred and Peggy Wolf
Judith Woody*




Horizon Society Council


Creating a legacy plan can help you to connect with your motivations for giving, as well as to preserve your charitable legacy for years to come. MWPH’s Horizon Society Council is our group of trusted advisors, attorneys, and other professionals who are available to help you reach your legacy plan goals.

Richard L. Adams, III, Esq  SVP, Senior Trust Officer, Wilmington Trust, N.A.
Gregory P. Armstrong, CFP  Partner, Armstrong ▫ Dixon
Michael M.  Barillo  Associate Portfolio Manager, Brown Advisory
Susan K. Dubroff Retired Director, Rehabilitation Services at MWPH
Aryeh Guttenberg Founder & Managing Member, Member Law Offices of Guttenberg & Franklin, LLC
Steven M. Heinl Attorney, Hyatt & Weber, P.A.
Heather R. Hoffman Chair, Senior Vice President, M&T Bank
Clark J. Lare Co-Founder, Quotient, Inc. 
Michael D. Little, CFP Director of Wealth Management, Partner, GGM Wealth Advisors
Catherine Miller Realtor/Sales, Partner, The Balcerzak Group of AB and Co Realtors
Paul Snyder Principal, Strategic Advisor, Brown Advisory
Christina L. Walters, CFP® & IACCP Private Client Relationship Manager, Compliance Officer, DF Dent


I am interested in making a planned gift, but I am not sure where to start?

The MWPH development team would be happy to share more information on the different giving vehicles to find the best fit for you and your family. 

How do I know if I am eligible to make a planned gift?

Gift planning is an option for all ages and all life stages. If you are looking to amplify your impact to MWPH, gift planning is a solution for you.

What are the advantages of gift planning?

Planned gifts enable you to leave a meaningful legacy to support the future of Mt. Washington Pediatric Hospital, while often building a more secure financial future for yourself. There are many ways for you to make a gift to MWPH — ways that allow you to achieve both your personal and philanthropic goals without impacting your cash flow, lifestyle, or family security.

I have already included MWPH in my estate plans, do I need to notify someone?

We would love to welcome you into the Horizon Society and acknowledge your generosity. We can keep your gift anonymous or share your story to inspire others. To learn more about planning your MWPH legacy, contact Jennifer Meyerhoff, Major Gifts Director 410-578-5038 / [email protected]

When drafting my bequest, what language should I use?

"I give, devise and bequeath to Mt. Washington Pediatric Hospital, a Maryland nonprofit corporation and a qualified 501(c)(3) organization, located in Baltimore, Maryland, Federal Tax ID number 52-0591483 , the sum of __________ (or % of my estate), (or other personal property herein described) to be used for its general programs in patient care as it shall determine."

What is your federal tax ID #?

MWPH’s federal tax ID number is 52-0591483.