Join the movement to bring compassion to every patient-caregiver interaction!


The Schwartz Center for Compassionate Healthcare is the only national nonprofit dedicated to nurturing patient-caregiver relationships to strengthen the human connection at the heart of care. Research shows that compassion is great medicine, enabling patients to thrive, caregivers to rediscover their passion for healing, and health systems to prosper.

We have an ambitious plan to protect and preserve compassionate care for patients and families by expanding our programs and making compassionate care a national healthcare priority. The National Compassionate Care Circle helps support our ambitious vision to reach more caregivers and make compassionate care a national priority.

We envision a healthcare system in which all patients receive compassionate care and all caregivers are supported by their organizations to provide it. We hope you will join the movement by becoming a member of the National Compassionate Care Circle and help transform healthcare for your family and for future generations.

Members of our National Compassionate Care Circle are individual donors who give $10,000 or more to support the annual operations of the Schwartz Center.

Founder – $100,000+

Ellen R. Cohen and Daniel Haber

Champion – $50,000-$99,999

Marjorie and Paul Stanzler

Clare Villari and David Weinstein

Trustee – $25,000-$49,999

Anonymous (2)

Michael J. Astrue and Laura W. Mali-Astrue

Drs. Brad and Andrea Buchbinder

In memory of Frances and Jerry Gold

Fran and Michael Goldberg

Ruth Kilduff, RN, and Jay Carrigan

In memory of Christian Minard

Candace Young and Glenn Batchelder

Benefactor – $10,000-$24,999

The Bresky Foundation

Nancy L. Cahners

Joseph A. Chazan, MD

Stephen Corman

Andrew Dreyfus and Lynn Modell

Kerry A. Flynn, CLP

Ellen Feldberg Gordon and Michael Gordon, MD

  In memory of Julian and Eunice Cohen

The Janey Fund

Ruth G. Koblenzer

Beth Lown, MD, and the Piken Family

Thomas Lynch, Jr., MD, and Laura Pappano

Jean Karpas Siegel Fund at The Boston Foundation

Lynn Wiatrowski and Joren C. Madsen, MD

Marilyn Yager


For more information about becoming a member of the National Compassionate Care Circle, please contact Lisa Crane at or (617) 643-5490.