Posted by Jan 13, 2014

Hudson Valley Hospital Center thanks its donors for supporting campaigns and events that helped us to develop and maintain important programs and services in 2013.

The big event of the year was Harvest of the Hudson Valley, a farm-to-table diner held at Glynwood Farm, a non-profit educational farm in Cold Spring whose mission is innovation in sustainable agricultural practice. It was the perfect setting for Chef Peter X. Kelly to cater the event. During the evening, a generous donor announced a significant gift naming the hospital’s new teaching kitchen for the Iron Chef winner.  Proceeds from the event, $265,000 as well as grants, including one from Newman Own Foundation, funded the construction of the new kitchen located at the Dempsey House on the hospital’s campus.

Later in the fall, the foundation hosted its annual Wine Tasting Event at Trump National Country Club in Briarcliff Manor, raising $27,000 to fund ongoing education and research by the physicians at the hospital’s Ashikari Breast Center. Proceeds from last year’s event were used to host 60 area surgical oncologists at an educational symposium at Arrowwood Conference Center in September 2013.

Finally, donors generously supported the foundation’s Building On Excellence Phase 2 Campaign which enhances the programs and services of the Cheryl R. Lindenbaum Cancer Center.

In this changing health care environment, philanthropy has become more important than ever for hospitals. The hospital’s Foundation provides donors access to many resources to help them make charitable gift decisions that can have significant tax benefits.  For more information, call the Foundation at 914-734-3526.