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.

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Cortlandt Manor NY -  September 30 - Harvest of the Hudson Valley, a farm-to-table event at Glynwood Farm in Cold Spring, raised $250,000 to benefit the new Teaching and Demonstration Kitchen at Hudson Valley Hospital Center. The event on Friday, September 27 featured a spectacular farm-to-table menu created by Chef Peter X. Kelly, one of the evening’s honorees. Other honorees were: Architect Joseph Pallante, AIA, who designed the new kitchen, and Elliott Sumers, MD, an interventional radiologist who spearheaded the hospital’s successful physician donor campaign. Construction of a teaching/demonstration kitchen is underway in the historic Dempsey House on the Pataki Center campus adjacent to the Hospital. HVHC will offer cooking classes and community programs for patients and community members young and old. The goal is to help people learn to prepare healthier meals at home.Chef Kelly is working with the Hospital and has drafted the concept and design of the kitchen. His passion, knowledge and community spirit are the driving force behind this project.  The Teaching and Demonstration Kitchen will be named in his honor.

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