Benedictine Health Foundation

Supporting the Benedictine Spirit of Compassionate Care

Our Mission – To Improve Community Health & Health Care:

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


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

green“It is our pleasure to include the Benedictine Health Foundation in our 2015 grants. Since the inception of our Charitable Foundation in 1998, we have been able to distribute more than 700 grants totaling over $800,000 to local nonprofit organizations. The grants are just one of the ways we support our communities with the ultimate goal of making the Hudson Valley a better place to live.”

— Donald E. Gibson, President & Chief Executive Officer, The Bank of Greene County

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

““Sending you an update on Andy Finnigan, and our gratitude for the Rosemary D. Gruner Fund. Andy is clear of cancer after recent scans. A brilliant 8 year old, he says he doesn’t want to commit to just one sport or any one thought or idea, he wants to experience all he can in life. And so he does… always going and active – scootering, researching, BMX, running, swimming, reading, playing, and loving – he literally jumps, hops and skips thru life.

He is a gift with a sound understanding of himself, yet with true heart and innocence. Our lives go on with such richness…thank you all for your constant caring and blessings.”
— 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

“September 21st was indeed the most wonderful day! I had it in my sights for months and months. It was the Bike for Cancer Care ride for the Benedictine Health Foundation’s Rosemary D. Gruner Memorial Cancer Fund. I had participated in the ride two years ago. I raised money in honor of my father who died from cancer. I rode the 50 mile loop and loved the whole event.
At the beginning of this year I was diagnosed with breast cancer. The Gruner Fund was there for me at a very difficult time, and through my process of surgery and radiation. During that time I made it my goal to be out on the 50 mile ride again this year, and started training right after radiation treatments ended.
The ride went so well and I raised over $1,600 for the fund. I was so glad that I could contribute back to the fund that assisted me and helps others who are in need of care. When you are going through the financial stress and exhaustion of daily treatments their helping hand is so supportive. Thank you so very much Gruner family for all that you do for this community”
— Kristin Flynn

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



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