The mission of the Gold Humanism Honor Society,
which was established in 2001-2002 by the Arnold P. Gold Foundation Board of Trustees, is to recognize individuals who are exemplars of humanistic
patient care and who can serve as role models in medicine.
The power of the
society brings them together to sustain their own humanism and to inspire and
nurture humanism in others. The Society is organized under the auspices of
the foundation, and, as such, financial support of the Society shall be provided by the foundation through its annual budget and with funds raised specifically for the Society
through endowment, annual campaign and voluntary foundation membership dues.