The Bridge Builders Society

An Invitation to Join the Bridge Builders Society

bridge builders society logoMembers of the Bridge Builders Society have expressed their commitment to Lakeland Regional Medical Center Foundation through a very special and important form of financial support.

These donors have named the Foundation as the ultimate beneficiary of a planned gift. Such gifts might include a bequest and/or charitable income gifts, such as charitable gift annuities, charitable remainder unitrusts, charitable remainder annuity trusts, or gifts of life insurance.

Once you complete your estate plans, please fill out our member profile form to let us know. We would like to thank you for your generosity by including you in the Bridge Builders Society.

Membership Benefits

Your membership involves no dues, obligations, or solicitations, but it does allow us to thank you and recognize you for the plans you have made, and it may inspire generosity in others.

Benefits of membership in the Bridge Builders Society also include annual luncheons, enhanced hospital inpatient services, invitations to special events and seminars and a subscription to our newsletter.

The most important benefit, however, you will receive from joining the Bridge Builders Society is the satisfaction derived from making a lasting contribution to our long-term prosperity.

The Bridge Builder
An old man going a lone highway
Came at the evening cold and gray
To a chasm vast and deep and wide.
The old man crossed in the twilight dim,
The sullen stream had no fears for him,
But he turned when safe on the other side
And built a bridge to span the tide.

“Old man,” said a fellow pilgrim near,
“You are wasting your time with building here.
You never again will pass this way
Your journey will end with the closing day.
You have crossed the chasm deep and wide:
Why build you this bridge at eventide?”

The builder lifted his old gray head,
“Good friend, in the way that I’ve come,” he said
“There followeth after me today,
A youth whose feet must pass this way.
This stream that has been as naught to me
To the fair-haired youth might a pitfall be,
He too must cross in the twilight dim:
Good friend, I’m building the bridge for him.”

– W. M. Dromgoole