Dinner with the Docs: Asking the VCU Health Experts
More than 125 of the MCV Foundation’s close friends celebrated the Discovery Society’s impact this month at the inaugural Dinner with the Docs event in Williamsburg, Va.
The Discovery Society unites people from the greater Williamsburg area who share a common goal of saving and improving lives through philanthropy at VCU Health.
Society members and other friends of the foundation gathered at The Maine of Williamsburg to enjoy a reception and dinner with leading health care providers and researchers from the MCV Campus at VCU Health. Attendees ranked their health care interests ahead of time, then were assigned to dinner tables hosted by experts in fields ranging from cardiology and oncology to orthopaedics and psychiatry.
The Discovery Society arose from the similarly named Discovery Series, which is an ongoing 10-year-old event series featuring panel discussions with renowned VCU Health researchers and care providers. The society began in 2016 to recognize and thank Discovery Series attendees for their support of VCU Health.
Since that time, society membership has grown to more than 240 while more than $8 million has been raised for important projects in research, patient care and education on the MCV Campus at VCU Health.
This was the first year the Dinner with the Docs event was offered as a way to thank Discovery Society members, and its success will lead to similar events in future years. The opportunity to have an intimate dinner with experts who are nationally and world-renowned to ask a wide range of questions, both personal and broad, was a unique and enlightening occasion that will become a staple of Discovery Society membership moving forward.
To learn more about the Discovery Society or the Discovery Series, contact Brian Thomas, the MCV Foundation’s vice president and chief development officer.