Plan an Event

By organizing and hosting a grateful event, you will inspire others to exercise their gratitude. Through these events, we empower our family, friends, and community members to actively increase their awareness of the important priorities of our Medical Center.

If you are interested in organizing an event to support BIDMC, please read through the provided materials below, complete an Event Proposal Form, and contact Kelly Wallace, at (617) 667-7363 or at

Plan an Event

10 Steps to Organizing an Event

In the planning phase, it is important to identify the goal of your event, your fundraising target, and the type of event you would like to organize. Read our 10 Steps to Organizing an Event.

Resources and Support

If you organize an event on behalf of BIDMC, we will provide you with the resources you need to be successful. Read about our Resources and Support.

Our Brand Identity

All the collateral for your event should represent BIDMC and our official and registered marks. When using the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center name and logo, or other registered marks, please work with your development office contact for appropriate guidelines.

Sample thank you letters, solicitation letters, and budgets

No need to recreate the wheel we will help you tailor existing documents to make sure all the materials you send out are just right for your event.

View our Sample Thank You and Solicitation Letters.
View our Sample Event Budget

Submitting Donations

Read our frequently asked questions about submitting donations to ensure a smooth transfer of funds to Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center.

Tax Information

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center’s Tax ID is: 04-210-3881.  (View our Tax Information.)

Playing for Parkinson’s

September 19, 2012

Boston Realty Advisors invites you to join the 5th annual event at Longwood Cricket Club. The day will include tennis on the grass courts and a networking cocktail reception at night. All funds raised will support the BIDMC Parkinson’s Disease Center.

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A Reason to Ride

September 9, 2012

Tom DesFosses, brain cancer survivor, holds his annual bike-a-thon to show gratitude for care he received at BIDMC. Choose a 10, 25 or 50-mile ride.

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A Grateful Nation event is a great way to share gratitude, and getting involved couldn’t be easier!

You can plan an event, participate in an event, volunteer, support a participant, or make a gift. Whatever the level of involvement, you are sure to inspire and be inspired along the way.

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When you organize and host a grateful event you inspire others to exercise gratitude.

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