Named for the 19th century philanthropist and founder of Touro Infirmary, the Judah Touro Society is composed of benefactors whose generosity and dedication to the values and mission of Touro Infirmary place them among the hospital’s strongest and most committed supporters. During our 160th anniversary year, we continue to celebrate their giving values and belief in the future of Touro Infirmary.
The Judah Touro Society Award is given annually to a living individual who has made an outstanding contribution to the welfare of Touro Infirmary. The Award may be given to an honorary board member, a past chairman, a member of the medical staff, a volunteer or an employee.
For more information about Judah Touro Society membership, please contact the Foundation at (504) 897-8435.
Membership & Recognition
By participating in annual giving programs at the $1,500 level and above, Judah Touro Society members are essential partners in Touro’s mission to improve not only the health and well-being of our community, but also to restore our region. All members of the Judah Touro Society receive special benefits including invitations to the annual Judah Touro Society Reception, an acknowledgment nameplate on the Judah Touro Society Donor Wall in the hospital and acknowledgment in Touro Infirmary Foundation publications.
Named for the historic New Orleans streets that surround Touro Infirmary, these giving levels recognize various levels of support:
St. Charles: $100,000.00 and above
Louisiana: $50,000.00 - $99,999.99
Foucher: $25,000.00 - $49,999.99
Prytania: $10,000.00 - $24,999.99
Delachaise: $5,000.00 - $9,999.99
Coliseum: $2,500.00 - $4,999.99
Aline: $1,500.00 - $2,499.99
Click here to make an online donation.
2012 Judah Touro Society Honoree
Marvin “Buddy” Jacobs
An inaugural member of the Judah Touro Society, local businessman Buddy Jacobs is being recognized for his leadership and dedication to Touro since 1963. His service to Touro includes a term as President of the Touro Board of Managers from 1984-1986. During his Presidency, the hospital opened the precursor to the Touro Rehabilitation Center and began work on the Natalie W. Rosenblum Pulmonary Care Center. Buddy will be honored at the Here for Life Gala on October 13, 2012, at the New Orleans Marriott.
To make a gift in buddy’s honor, click here.
Past Judah Touro Society Award Recipients
2011 - Michael A. Berenson
2010 - Paul S. Rosenblum
2009 - Catherine C. Kahn
2008 - Lawrence J. Israel*
2007 - Raja W. Dhurandhar, M.D.*
2006 - Victor E. Tedesco, IV, M.D.
2005 - Joseph E. Friend
2004 - Janie Bories
2003 - Mrs. Louise L. Levy*
2002 - George R. Cary, Jr. M.D.
2001 - Roger Bissinger*
2000 - Robert B. Haspel, M.D.*
1999 - Albert Mintz
1998 - Mrs. Jimmy Heymann*
1997 - Merryl Israel Aron
1996 - Daniel W. Goldman, M.D.*
1995 - Mrs. James Frank, Jr.*
1994 - William Leon, M.D.*
1993 - Walter M. Barnett*
1992 - Allan M. Goldman, M.D.*
1991 - Frank Friedler, Sr.*
1990 - Leone S. Marks*
1989 - Stephen Goldring*