Giving Socities

The Giving Societies featured on these pages are a central part of the generous spirit that is so evident through the Friends of Mercy Foundation.

Adelaide's Circle of Caring - a group of donors who have remembered Mercy with a bequest or thorugh a planned gift

Catherine McAuley Society
 - a women's philanthropic group continuing the good works of Catherine McAuley, Foundress of the Sisters of Mercy

Founders Circle - donors who have contributed a total of $10,000 or more in support of Mercy Hospitals

Legacy Circle
 - a group of Bakersfield's emerging philanthrpists continue the legacy of giving to Mercy

Spirit of Giving Club
 - annual employee giving club for Mercy Hospital employees

William Howell Century Club
- a men's philanthropic group continuing the legacy of William Howell, Sr., one of Mercy Hospital's first benefactors

Join us for the 28th annual Mercy Charity Golf Classic!

This year, our tournament proceeds will enhance Mercy’s oncology services with the purchase of a state-of-the-art Endobronchial Ultrasound (EBUS). With lung cancer on the rise, the ways to diagnose and treat the diseased at its earliest stages is more critical than ever before. EBUS technology offers a comprehensive solution for diagnosing and staging lung cancer.
Come enjoy a fun day on the course while supporting the health of our community. Your support could save a friend, a family member, your neighbor, a coworker, the father standing in line with you at the grocery store, or the grandmother waiting next to you at the red light. You may never meet the person you are helping but know that you are impacting the care Mercy Hospitals provides right here in Bakersfield.

To participate in this year's golf classic email Samantha Cardenas at or (661) 663-6700.