Published on May 02, 2013

Futuristic Society Helps Move Genesis To A New Era

The newest members of the Futuristic Society at Genesis Medical Center, Illini Campus were recognized recently for their generous support of healthcare in the region.

The new members are the late Eleanor M. Allen; Sara and Brian Hodgini; Chaplain Dean and Debbie McFadden; Richard and the late Mary Raiche; Dan and Debbie Slater; Dawn Swope; and, Victor and Carrie Weihler.

Steve Goebel, Planned Giving Officer for the Genesis Foundation, said the group represents optimism for the future of healthcare in the region and a compassionate spirit for helping others.

"We are grateful to all of these new members for their generosity,'' Goebel said. "This event gives us an occasion to celebrate the Genesis-Illini mission of quality, compassionate health care for all in need.''

Goebel added that as healthcare changes rapidly in the United States, there will be a much stronger focus on keeping patients healthy so  they won't need hospitalization or surgeries.

"Much more of what we do in healthcare will be done outside the walls 
of hospitals,'' he said. "The generosity of donors will help us get where we need to go and will positively impact the needs of others for years to come."

The Futuristic Society recognizes individuals and couples who plan to leave a legacy for the future through their will or estate planning. Gifts from members of the Futuristic Society have already brought more than $500,000 in support of Illini.

The Futuristic Society has grown rapidly from only 36 members only a few years ago to nearly 100 members today.

Here is more about the newest Futuristic Society members:

  • Eleanor Allen earned her Bachelor's Degree and Master's Degree from the University of Illinois. She taught at United Township High School from the 1950s through 1980s. She died in 2012.
  • Sara Hodgini is a Quad Cities native who is Development Officer for the Genesis Foundations. Brian Hodgini is Senior Maintenance Manager at Science Applications International Corporation, at the Rock Island Arsenal.  
  • Chaplain Dean McFadden is a chaplain with Genesis Health System.  Dean and Debbie made their gift in honor of Genesis surgeon George Kontos.
  • Debbie Slater is the administrator for Illini Restorative Care. She has worked with Illini Restorative Care for more than 20 years.
  • Dawn Swope works in care coordination with Genesis Health System.
  • Carrie Weihler is the manager of the Genesis-Illini laboratory.

There are a variety of ways that individuals and couples can structure legacy gifts to help Genesis continue to provide quality, compassionate health services for all those in need for generations to come. For more information, contact the Genesis Health Services Foundation at 563-421-6865, or 309-281-4392 or go to

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