Benedictine Health Foundation

Supporting the Benedictine Spirit of Compassionate Care

Our Mission – To Improve Community Health & Healthcare:

The Mission of the Benedictine Health Foundation is to raise and distribute resources to support quality and compassionate healthcare that improves the physical, psychological, and spiritual well-being of those who are vulnerable and underserved in Ulster County and the surrounding area.


Your Gifts Make the Difference!

Kapes“With 20% of teens suffering from mental illness, we as a school cannot afford not to address the social emotional health and well being of our students. We are so grateful to the Benedictine Health Foundation for allowing us to reach more kids in creative and diverse ways and believe that collaboration is essential to creating a happy, healthy community.”

– Amy Kapes, LMSW,
Kingston High School Social Worker

lions“The Kingston Lions Club Foundation is privileged to support and collaborate with the Benedictine Health Foundation on the annual Rosemary D. Gruner “Bike for Cancer Care” event. The Lions Club is striving to help members of our community who are coping with cancer and to assist in finding a cure.”

— Kevin Gilfeather,
Kingston Lions Club Foundation President

“Since its inception in 1977, the Benedictine Health Foundation has fulfilled its mission – to raise and distribute resources that will ultimately improve the physical, psychological and spiritual well-being of those who are vulnerable and underserved in Ulster County. We truly value our relationship with the Foundation, share their commitment to our community, and are grateful that we can lend our financial support to them in this way.”

— Glenn Sutherland, Ulster Savings Bank President and CEO

Klock-002“We are once again proud to continue the charitable legacy of Lucia and Jay Klock, and to support health care services in the Ulster County community.” 

— Sloan Saverine, Vice President and Senior Trust Officer,
Key Private Bank, and Klock Foundation Trustee

Thanks so much for your continued love and support of Andrew Finnigan.  Andy just turned 10 years old; he was diagnosed in California 5 years ago with Stage 4 Neuroblastoma.  We immediately moved to New York for his treatment at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, making Woodstock our new home.  The Gruner Fund has been so helpful during times of treatment.  It has carried us through as we have walked the Cancer pathwhile we were working on breathing and didn’t even know how much we needed support.  Andy and our family have been fighting his Cancer for almost 5 years with great success.  After two relapses, moving to New York has been the best decision we made in fighting for the cancer cure for Andrew.

Thanks so much for walking with us and for your heartfelt and generous support…it has meant so much in our lives..”

— The Finnigans

hannaford“At Hannaford we pride ourselves on encouraging healthy life style choices in the local community. Our organization’s goals align with the Benedictine Health Foundation’s core mission and values. They have been a great organization to partner with as we both work to promote a healthier community.” 

— Ryan Blessing, Store Manager

A big portion of my budget has been getting to and from treatment for my disease. I have to make my various appointments regardless of the financial burden because there is a sense of urgency. Repeat visits do add up and the generosity of the Gruner Fund has made these trips manageable. I am grateful this program exists to help people like me who are struggling to focus on getting better. I appreciate the community support and will pay it forward. Thank you.

— Dara Young, Catskill

BruceMoore“River Radiology is pleased to have the opportunity to give back to our patients through the Benedictine Health Foundation’s tremendously effective Rosemary D. Gruner Memorial Cancer Fund. Your work in supporting the life necessities of patients undergoing arduous cancer regimens is highly commendable, answering the needs that no other organization does. May you grow and prosper in this very important work.”

— Bruce B. Moor, MD
Founding member of River Radiology


Event Calendar

Sample, Sip & Savor
Friday, March 31

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KICK for Mental Health
Sunday, June 4

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Reflections Newsletter
Fall/Winter 2016 Issue

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