Stainton Society

The Stainton Society is the largest fundraising organization in the Shore Medical Center Foundation family with a rich history dating back to its founding in 1989.


The Society was created to help provide ongoing philanthropic support for the hospital’s growth and modernization programs. The organization was formed in memory of Howard S. Stainton, Ocean City’s most famous businessman, philanthropist and supporter of Shore Medical Center. In the spirit of his humble philanthropy, the Stainton Society allows individuals, families, and businesses to provide annual support to Shore Medical Center through membership.

Shore’s growth and endless pursuit of excellence has been made possible over the years only by the matching level of passion and generosity from the community.

The impact of the Stainton Society can be readily seen all over the campus, its members helped fund a number of project and equipment needs including a, Orthopedic Laminar Airflow Surgical Suite, Emergency Room renovations, CT Scanner, Critical Care Center, Pet CT Scanner, and the Shore Cancer Center. Annual membership gifts range from $500–$4,999, and all funds are used to ensure the ever changing healthcare needs of our community are met with the region’s most advanced medical services and clinical expertise.

By making a donation to the Shore Medical Center Foundation and joining the Stainton Society you help support the programs, services and equipment that impacts and saves lives, right here in our community!