Make a gift for tomorrow by joining the Ruth M. Farrisey, SON ’38 Legacy Society.

The Farrisey Society recognizes those who contribute to MGH Institute of Health Professions through estate, capital, and planned gifts. As the MGH Institute looks forward to its 50th year in 2027, now is a great time to help us plan a legacy of care to ensure our future. (See story below on how one Farrisey Society member is supporting the IHP.)

By remembering MGH Institute of Health Professions in your long-term plans, such as through a bequest in your will, a charitable gift annuity, a charitable trust, or a gift of life insurance or retirement plan assets, you create a legacy that will foster excellence in health care education. Farrisey Society gifts accrue to the general endowment or may be used to benefit specific programs. It is easy to designate MGH Institute of Health Professions as a beneficiary in your estate.

By notifying the Office of Development of your gift commitment, you will be included among the donors recognized by the Farrisey Society. We are deeply grateful for these gifts and know they will enhance the programs and support the people who are part of this great Institute.

For more information about planned giving, please contact our Executive Director of Development.

The Legacy of Ruth Farrisey

faded photo of ruth in her nursing uniform over a bunch of hanging stethoscopes

Ruth M. Farrisey was a 1938 graduate of the Massachusetts General Hospital School of Nursing, the predecessor institution of MGH Institute of Health Professions. Miss Farrisey led a distinguished career as a clinician; senior administrator at Massachusetts General Hospital and its Neighborhood Health Centers; advocate for health care access for all; and as a faculty member of the MGH School of Nursing and later, the MGH Institute.

She was known as a visionary advocate for the advanced practice nursing role and a strong leader in the development of collaborative nursing and medical practice. When she passed away in 2007, she made a generous gift to the MGH Institute through a bequest.

It is a privilege to recognize alumni and friends who share in Ruth Farrisey's vision for the MGH Institute, and have included the Institute in their future philanthropy.