Scripps Health Foundation

Become a Member of President's Council

For four decades, President’s Council members have been at the forefront of giving to help heal, enhance and save lives. Enjoy the rewards of membership in this remarkable philanthropic group. With an unrestricted gift of $1,000 or more you could become a member of Presidents Council or Mercy 1000. Learn more about the benefits of membership.

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Renew Your President's Council Membership

Continue to enjoy the rewards of membership in this remarkable philanthropic group. With an unrestricted gift of $1,000 or more you can renew your Presidents Council membership today!

Chris Van Gorder, FACHE, President and CEO, Scripps Health

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President's Council Updates

Unrestricted Giving Guidelines

Beginning January 1, 2016, membership in Scripps 1000 and Mercy 1000 will be reserved for those who make unrestricted gifts only, which are applied where the need is greatest. Individuals, whose donations were made between October 1 and December 31, 2015, will be grandfathered.

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President’s Council Events

Members can attend a variety of exclusive events and meet physicians, executive leadership and others. For more details on upcoming events, please contact Annual Giving at 858-678-7061 or

  • Frontiers in Medicine: November 7. 4:30 - 6 p.m. at Schaetzel, Great Hall, Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla.
  • Distinguished Speaker Series: November 11. All events are from 4 - 5:30 p.m. at Rancho Santa Fe Garden Club.
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Parking Card Information

One of the benefits associated with President’s Council membership is complimentary self-parking at all Scripps hospital parking structures and designated lots. We are moving to an automated parking system at all of our sites. Additionally, parking cards are no longer issued every year. Instead your card will be re-activated each year upon receipt of your President’s Council membership renewal.

Please note: if your President's Council or Mercy 1000 membership was funded by an IRA rollover to a charity distribution, we are restricted from offering free parking.

Presidents Council is an extraordinary group of compassionate supporters who help us ensure quality patient support services at Scripps. In return, it rewards members with access to our physicians and researchers, insights into medical breakthroughs, and more.

Marty Levin, Chair, Scripps President's Council Member, Scripps Health Board of Trustees