Fred and Mary Jones
Dr. and Mrs. Jones describe themselves as a couple that "like to give," but give quietly.
"Discussing our giving is a departure for us," Dr. Jones says, "but Mary Jo and I believe that it is important to let other know why we donate to Geisinger."
Their dedication to Geisinger began in 1985, when, after a nine-year stint in the Air Force Medical Corps, Dr. Jones and his family moved to a farm outside of Danville. As a physician, he appreciated the commitment to delivering care without turning anyone away, and to the institutional pride that carried through to all levels of the organization.
"At Geisinger, I was able to advance my department," reflects Dr. Jones. "I like Geisinger's determination to stay at the forefront of the medical profession."
After raising five children, three of whom are also in the medical field, Dr. and Mrs. Jones say they feel proud to be a part of Geisinger and are glad that it has played a huge part in their lives.
"Our family received all of our medical care at Geisinger, and we wouldn't think of going anywhere else," Mrs. Jones says.
Dr. and Mrs. Jones have funded a charitable gift annuity in support of the Chairman of Medicine Fund. The annuity provides them with income and tax advantages while helping to support the health system.
"We're pleased to provide something in return for Geisinger's influence on our lives," Dr. Jones said.