Merit Society®

The Moffitt Merit Society® carries on the legacy of Merit Ptah, the first known woman in medicine nearly 5,000 years ago. The skills, achievements and compassionate care of female physicians and scientists at Moffitt reflect a deep commitment to providing hope and improving quality of life for those touched by cancer.

  • UNITES women as advocates to prevent and cure cancer
  • OFFERS educational and networking opportunities for members
  • GRANTS philanthropic support for the research and clinical work of female scientists
  • PROMOTES Moffitt’s female physicians and their outstanding patient care
  • SUPPORTS the Center for Women’s Oncology
  • ENCOURAGES female students aspiring to pursue careers in science and medicine

One in three women will experience cancer in her lifetime. Merit Society members stand beside them and partner with Moffitt physicians, researchers and staff to ensure that our mothers, daughters, sisters and friends will have access to the most advanced research-based treatments. Combined, our individual passion, expertise and philanthropy make us much more powerful in the fight against cancer.

Each member is part of this lifesaving quest. Membership benefits include tickets to the annual Merit Society membership event, invitations to educational and networking opportunities, one-on-one interaction with Moffitt experts, recognition in Moffitt communications and regular updates on physicians and scientists whose work benefits women's cancer research.

Membership $1000/*Associate Membership $500
*Available to women 40 and under
Quarterly installment option is available for both memberships

Coffee Talks

These educational and networking opportunities allow members to hear from Moffitt experts about specific research initiatives, introduce guests to the Merit Society and at the end of the year, vote on which projects to support.

Awareness Reception – Thursday, June 8th from 5:30pm-7:00pm
Membership Luncheon – Tuesday, September 19th from 11:30am-1:00pm

The Merit Society is seeing tremendous growth. The passion and excitement from the Tampa community is a crucial part of the program’s success. We hope you will join us in our lifesaving quest to defeat women’s cancer. 

For reservations, please contact Alecia Savas at 813-745-1394 or .