The Hannah Longshore, MD Society

Named for Hannah E. Myers Longshore, MD, who was one of the first women to be admitted to the Female Medical College of Pennsylvania and one of the first women faculty members at an American medical school, the society recognizes those who have named the Foundation a beneficiary of their estate through their wills, trusts, or other planned giving vehicles.

Dr. Longshore, a trailblazing woman in medicine, gave public lectures on sexual health at a time when there was little public discussion of any kind on the subject, and became Philadelphia's first woman physician in private practice, a role she maintained for forty years in spite of vocal, near-violent, opposition. At one point, her practice included around three hundred families, a record met by few other doctors in her day.

Her resolve inspired future generations of women in medicine, as well as women’s rights leaders such as Lucretia Mott. Society donors will be recognized during their lifetime, adding their name to the list of members below.

Gifts of less than $25,000 will be designated for the general endowment of the Foundation. Gifts of $25,000 or more may be specified as a named endowment.

Next Steps

Estate planning is best done in consultation with professional counsel. Your financial or legal advisor will ensure that your bequest meets the requirements set out in the Internal Revenue Code. For additional information regarding bequests to The Women in Medicine Legacy Foundation, please contact our Executive Director, Victoria Burkhart, at or 610-850-0154.

Please note that The Foundation for the History of Women in Medicine is the legal name of The Women in Medicine Legacy Foundation. It is important to reference our legal name, address, and tax identification number when making charitable bequests to us.

Legal Name: Foundation for the History of Women in Medicine
Address: PO Box 809, Royersford, PA 19468

Sample Wording:
I give to The Foundation for the History of Women in Medicine, a non-profit 501(c) (3) corporation, located in Royersford, PA organized and existing under the laws of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, the sum of $_______ [or __________%] of the rest, residue and remainder of my estate] to be used for The Foundation for the History of Women in Medicine’s general purpose.