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Friends of the Center for Integrative Health and Wellness Giving Circle

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Interested community members can forge an in-depth relationship with the Center by participating in the Friends of the Center Giving Circle. The goal of the program is to create advocates, increase participation in the Center's activities and advance opportunities for wellness initiatives in your communities. One important outcome will be more involved and engaged community members who are prepared to take ownership of their health and the health and wellness of those around them. Please see below for an outline of our giving levels and benefits. 

    UC_Dolores Dodson1For more information about this opportunity, please contact Dolores Dodson at (317) 709-6647 or Dolores.Dodson@uc.edu who can answer your questions or facilitate your contribution. Thank you for your consideration!

    We invite you to support the mission of The Center for Integrative Health and Wellness and our efforts to transform healthcare at one of the following giving levels. We aim to be inclusive and engage with the community at all levels. Gifts of any amount qualify you to become a “Friend of the Center” and to receive the following benefits at one of our Friends of the Center Giving Circle Levels.

    Giving Levels

    Connected | $1-$999

    Connected is a newly established giving level that provides an opportunity for individuals to engage with the CIHW and learn more about the mission-driven programs we provide. Gifts at this level support community wellness programs. We look to engage all Friends including (but not limited to) students, young professionals, historically marginalized communities, and/or newcomers interested in learning about integrative health and wellness. Benefits include:

    • Quarterly e-newsletter with the latest wellness information and research
    • Engagement and connection with like-minded community members
    • Opportunities for involvement with wellness initiatives in Greater Cincinnati
    • Invitations to ‘Friends Only’ events and programming
    • Opportunities for free educational content - webinars, mindful meditations, and symposium lectures and more
    • An annual Impact Report sharing the impact of philanthropy and growth of The Center 

    Wellness | $1,000-$4,999

    The Wellness giving level is focused on engaging Friends of the Center with increased  educational opportunities and expanded knowledge about integrative medicine across the healthcare space. Gifts at this level will increase availability of integrative therapies for under-resourced patients, will support mindfulness and stress reduction  programs in local Cincinnati schools, and promote the overall mission of The Center. Benefits include:

    • All benefits provided at the Connected Level
    • Membership into the Charles McMicken Society (a leadership recognition society within UC with additional benefits and discounts within UC)
    • Invitation to CIHW faculty-led lectures about the importance of integrative medicine across healthcare service lines (e.g., cardiovascular, neurology, sleep, etc.)
    • Invitations to engage directly with CIHW faculty  

    Healing | $5,000-$9,999

    The Healing giving level was designed to introduce Friends to taking an active role in their own wellness journey. Benefits include additional opportunities to explore wellness practices via scientific literature, engagement in courses in evidence-based topics such as mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR), nutrition, movement, guided meditations and more. Benefits include:

    • All benefits provided at the Wellness Level
    • Access to literature from expert integrative medicine practitioners
    • Discounted rates for 8-week Jon Kabat Zinn Mindful Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) course
    • Invitations to guided meditations from Center faculty
    • Invitations to farm to table hands-on cooking demonstrations 
    • Recognition in the annual impact report as a Friend of the Center

    Mindfulness | $10,000-$24,999

    Individuals supporting at the Mindfulness giving level are invited to put into practice their wellness skills by directly impacting others’ journeys. Gifts at this level have the opportunity to sponsor a movement-based therapy in a particular service line such as neuroscience, fuel latest research surrounding integrative medicine practices, and further expand of the overall mission of The Center. Benefits include:

    • All benefits provided at the Healing Level
    • Invitations for quarterly intimate group guided meditations and/or nutrition discussions from Center faculty and/or leadership
    • Opportunities for luncheons and engagement touchpoints with Center faculty and leadership as well as an intimate group of engaged donors
    • Opportunities for annual Friend get togethers (such as yoga retreats or forest bathing)

    Serenity | $25,000+

    Individuals belonging to the Serenity level are experienced in their wellness journey and engagement with The Center of Integrative Health and Wellness. They are often advocating for The Center and work to engage their networks to increase awareness and become intimately involved with The Center. Gifts at or above this $25,000 level support clinical patient care, educational endeavors, and more significant opportunities that will support The Center in perpetuity.   Benefits include:

    • All benefits from the Mindfulness Level
    • An intimate luncheon with The Center of Integrative Health & Wellness Medical Director, Dr. Mladen Golubic
    • Naming opportunities to honor the legacy of the donor and formal recognition as a Serenity Friend of the Center at Friends events.

    Contact Us

    Center for Integrative
    Health & Wellness

    Medical Sciences Building Suite 4358
    231 Albert Sabin Way
    PO Box 670582 
    Cincinnati, OH 45267-0582

    Mail Location: 0582
    Phone: 513-558-2310
    Fax: 513-558-3266
    Email: ucihw@uc.edu