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Bickford-Best Society

Honoring the Founders and Donors of Duffy Health Center

Bickford-Best Society

Duffy Health Center is pleased to announce the creation of a giving society in honor of Duffy’s co-founders Arthur Bickford, MD and Judy Best, Nurse Practitioner. The Bickford-Best Society is being established to clearly recognize their generosity of spirit and concern for the well-being of all citizens of Cape Cod and to ensure that Cape Cod’s homeless and at-risk population continue to receive the care they deserve.

“When we first worked together at the NOAH shelter, our primary goal was simple: to treat the clients we met with dignity and respect while caring for their unmet medical needs regardless of their ability to pay. We had no idea that our simple vision would develop into the daily philosophy of care at Duffy Health Center. Thanks to the dedicated staff at Duffy, our original model thrives to this day.

Dr. Bickford and I are proud to be recognized by Duffy Health Center through the Bickford-Best Society. Please consider joining the Bickford-Best Society to ensure that the Cape’s most vulnerable population receives the services that they deserve.” 

With Gratitude, Judy Best-Lavigniac & Dr. Arthur Bickford


An annual gift of $2,000 is required for basic membership in the Bickford-Best Society. In addition to the Bickford-Best Society, there are two other Circles donors can join depending upon their giving level:

  • Bickford-Best Society: Gifts of $2,000 and up
  • Founders Circle: Gifts of $1,000 – $1,999
  • Directors Circle: Gifts of $250 – $999

Bickford-Best Society membership includes:

  • Recognition in the Annual Report of Donors
  • Increased contact with Duffy Health Center leadership
  • Invitations to special events to learn more about new and exciting programs and services in which Duffy is involved

For every new gift received in this fiscal year, a special "Charter Member" recognition designation will be created. Bickford-Best Society members will be identified and recognized for their higher-level commitment through:

  • Special recognition clothing (neckties for men and fashion scarves for women)
  • Name published in the Annual Report
  • Special recognition at the Annual Gala Invitations to private events

For more information, please call Elyse DeGroot: (508) 771-7517, ext. 104.

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