Giving Clubs

Silent Messenger Society Logo

Silent Messenger Society

The Silent Messenger Society is a prestigious annual giving club that recognizes Shriners who give $5,000 or more each year in support of Kosair Charities. The Silent Messenger Society members are highlighted each year through an annual portrait displayed throughout the historic Kosair Charities’ building. Silent Messenger Society members will also receive exclusive invitations to special dinners and events hosted by Kosair Charities.

1000 Club

1000 Club

The 1000 Club is an annual giving club that recognizes Shriners who give $100 or more in support of Kosair Kids®. Kosair Charities offers four levels of 1000 Club membership. Contributors are asked to give generously and to consider membership at the Platinum Level.

  • $1,000 or more- Platinum Level
  • $500-999 – Gold Level
  • $250-499 – Silver Level
  • $100-249 – Bronze Level

A tassel holder and annual charm is sent to new members of the 1000 club to encourage them to proudly demonstrate their support of Kosair Charities. 1000 Club members also receive invitations to special events which provide opportunities to celebrate the mission of Kosair Charities and learn more about the children that are helped thanks to their generosity.

For more information about the 1000 Club contact our Development office at 502-637-7696 or 888-454-3752.


982 Society

The 982 Society is a donor recognition society that honors donors who have given $10,000 or more during their lifetime to Kosair Charities. Donors who have given $100,000 or more will be honored in a special display on Kosair Charities historic property.

Kosair W. Barnett Owen Society Logo

W. Barnett Owen Society

Over the years, thoughtful, caring donors and friends of Kosair Charities have made gifts through their wills or estate plans. Their care and concern for the health of children assures that Kosair Kids® of today and the future will receive medical treatment regardless of their family’s ability to pay.

“For years, I have given to the children’s charities I care about, and when the time came to choose who to include in my will, Kosair Charities was an easy choice. They do such wonderful work.” – Katie Shea

Those who include Kosair Charities in their will or estate plans are recognized as members of the W. Barnett Owen Society. The society is named in honor of Dr. Owen, the first orthopedic specialist in Kentucky who had a vision for improving the lives of children and provided the momentum for building the Kosair Crippled Children Hospital.

A donor may become a member of the W. Barnett Owen Society by providing a gift through:

  • A provision in their will
  • A gift of an existing or new insurance policy
  • Naming Kosair Charities as a beneficiary of their IRA or other retirement plan

For more information about naming Kosair Charities in your will, contact our Development office at (502) 637-7696.