Lynns Join Mayne Heritage Society
Dr. and Mrs. Richard A. Lynn are fervent supporters of the College and the ACS Foundation, generously giving both time and financial support. Dr. Lynn, a general and vascular surgeon in private practice, proudly serves on the Foundation board of directors, under the leadership of Dr. Thomas Russell, and was also a member of the board of governors and led the ACS Florida chapter as president.
Besides Dr. Lynn's many volunteer roles for the College and other organizations, he and Mrs. Lynn are members of the Regents Circle in the Fellows Leadership Society through their generous contributions. They also recently joined the Mayne Heritage Society, the planned giving donor program of the Foundation, by naming the College as a beneficiary in their estate plans.
Dr. Lynn explains why supporting the College means so much to the couple:
"We have been honored by the recognition that the College has shown to us over the years. The ability to give back to an institution that has provided so much to the surgical career that has benefited the many patients as well as ourselves is a privilege, especially doing this while still very active in clinical practice.
"Philanthropic contributions, independent of the magnitude, are a wonderful experience, particularly when one knows the value with which the gift will be utilized in assuring the highest quality of patient care for years to come— the sine qua non for which the American College of Surgeons stands."
Membership in the Mayne Heritage Society recognizes fellows who have provided a bequest, like Dr. and Mrs. Lynn's, or other "planned gift" of any size to the College through their estate plan. Mayne Heritage Society members are listed prominently in honor rolls in both the Foundation Annual Report and on its website and are welcomed to the Fellows Leadership Society Luncheon and Hospitality Center during Clinical Congress. For Fellows who believe the future of surgery and the future vitality of the American College of Surgeons are intertwined, an estate gift is an ideal form of investment.