From Diane Pirollo

Foundation Executive Director

As economic inequality threatens the welfare of many in our community, the Methodist Hospital Foundation deepens its commitment to the people of South Philadelphia. jim-quoteIn times of need, we must continue to serve the most vulnerable and to empower individuals and grass-roots organizations to unite our diverse neighborhood and keep it strong.  We invite you to explore the many ways below where you can lend support to a cause close to your heart.

I welcome your questions, and I am always available to meet regarding opportunities supporting the Foundation’s work, so please contact me at 215.952.9006 or email. Together, there is nothing we cannot accomplish.




Give to Greatest Need

Learn more about Diane Pirollo

Diane Pirollo was named Executive Director of the Methodist Hospital Foundation and Community Relations in 2012, but it’s just the latest role in her long history with Methodist Hospital. Diane started as a staff nurse in 1972. In the following decades, her roles have ranged from serving in nursing supervision to Director of Materials Management to Vice President of Support Services and marketing, and as a Hospital Safety Officer. In addition to development responsibilities in her current role with the Foundation, Diane coordinates Methodist’s community outreach and population health programs and is community liaison. She also serves on the board of the Christopher Columbus Charter School and the South Broad Street Neighborhood Association. Diane is a registered nurse with a degree in Business Administration.

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Jefferson Advanced Spine Center

Gifts made in support of our yearly initiatives.  The focus is on futuristic procedures – minimally invasive with the smallest incision possible, robotic advanced imaging and, state-of-the-art anesthesia.  With a concierge-like attention and private rooms, it all gives our patients something truly unique.


Jefferson Advanced Spine Center

Giving Tree

Engrave a lasting tribute

The beautiful golden “Giving Tree” is viewed by thousands of visitors to the Methodist Hospital lobby. You can create a tribute in memory of a loved one or say thank you to a caregiver, family member or friend. It is a place of reflection and will have prominence for generations to come.
Leaf: $1,000
Acorn: $2,500
Crown Acorn: $5,000
Benefactor Stone: $10,000
Patron Stone: $15,000
Foundation Cloud: $25,000

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Community Nursing

Anne C. Rogan Memorial Scholarship


Anne C. Rogan, RN 1958-2008

The Foundation administers Nursing Scholarships in memory of Anne Rogan, Methodist Hospital School of Nursing Class of 2006. Anne lost her 12-year battle with cancer in 2008. “After I got sick — I know it sounds corny — but I knew I wanted to do something more with my life. When I was young, I had quit college and always regretted it,” said Anne. She would go on to finish her studies at night and became an R.N. “When I was getting IV chemo, I planned it around my weekend clinical shift,” she explained.

The spirit that drives people like Anne to overcome any obstacle, to fulfill a dream and help others is the same spirit the Foundation fosters for our community. Together, we are responsible for making the lives of our fellow neighbors that much better.


GIVE – Nursing Scholarship

Planned Giving

A planned gift allows you to make certain that resources are always available to support the community work of the Methodist Hospital Foundation. These gifts can be made in the form of cash, securities, real estate, annuities, trust, life insurance, personal property and bequests.

Life Insurance

By making the Methodist Hospital Foundation the owner and beneficiary of a life insurance policy, you are entitled to a charitable tax deduction each year premiums are made or the year in which you transfer the policy.

Real Estate

Donors can leave their homes or other real estate to the Foundation through their wills and receive a 100 percent charitable tax deduction for estate tax purposes.

Gifts of a Pension/Retirement Plan/IRA

These represent some of the highest taxable estate items at a person’s death. Since these plans have been tax deferred, they are subject to income tax in addition to estate tax when given to children and grandchildren. By making the Methodist Hospital Foundation the primary or partial beneficiary of those assets, the income tax, estate tax and other taxes that may be applied will be avoided.


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Carl and Ethel Hatter

The simplest and easiest way to make a planned gift is by naming the Methodist Hospital Foundation as one of the beneficiaries of your estate.  A bequest can be a part of the body of your will or done as a codicil so the entire will does not have to be rewritten.

A Former Student. A Generous Bequest.

A former Methodist nursing student who gave so much to her patients at the Hospital gave them one last gift. Ethel Geary Hatter and her husband, Carl, bequested $750,000 to the Foundation to be used to provide cardiac or kidney services. And more than 70 years after stepping through the front door of the Methodist Hospital Nursing School, Ethel Geary Hatter is still helping to care for the patients of her community.

If you would like to place us in your will or if you have questions on any planned giving options, please contact Diane Pirollo at 215.952.9006 or email.