Rockford Memorial Development Foundation Honors Major Donors

ROCKFORD (WIFR) -- The Rockford Memorial Development Foundation held its 35th annual Triumvirate Recognition Society Dinner last evening, April 23, and awarded its highest honor to Paul Green.

The Triumvirate Recognition Society was formed in 1978 to recognize major donors to Rockford Memorial Hospital and Rockford Health System. The three-sided Triumvirate symbol represents charitable giving, personal volunteerism and support for the advancement of medicine.

The 2012-2013 Honorary Triumvirate Award was presented to Paul Green for his more than two decades of dedicated service to Rockford Health System. Green was one of the early members of the Committee for Today and Tomorrow (CTT), the forerunner to the current RHS Ambassadors volunteer organization. CTT sponsored the Gold Medal Run, among other events. In 1992, Green was named to the Foundation Board of Directors and has served as a board member ever since – serving on a total of five different boards. In 2009, Green stepped up to the role of Rockford Health System Board Chair, a position he held for three years.

In presenting the award, Rockford Health System President and CEO Gary Kaatz said, “We have long valued Paul’s expertise and commitment on the investment and finance committees, and I cannot tell you how much time and energy he devoted to his role as chairman.”

Green recently celebrated 25 years as an investment advisor with the firm now known as Wells Fargo. He and his wife Debbie have two daughters, and have been generous donors to the Rockford Memorial Development Foundation for 24 years. Other community involvement includes serving as a past president and board member of the Northern Illinois University Rockford Club.

A crowd of about 140 people attended this year’s Triumvirate Dinner at Rockford Country Club. In addition to the Honorary Triumvirate, the Foundation presented individual awards to donors in the annual and permanent Triumvirate categories, whose contributions range from $1,000 to $100,000.

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