Mission and Vision

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.

Our Vision

To Be a Leading Investor and Partner

The Foundation strives to be a leading philanthropic source in our community for maximizing charitable giving and targeted investments that will improve the health of our community. In accomplishing our vision, we are proud to closely partner with community-based health care providers and educators sensitive to the needs for quality and compassionate health care.

Our Values

To Be Value-Driven in All of Our Work

Dignity: Respecting the inherent value and worth of each person.

Collaboration: Working together with people and organizations in support of our mission, vision and shared goals.

Stewardship: Fulfilling our fiduciary responsibilities by protecting and managing our charitable and donor resources in accordance with the highest level of ethics and standards.

Excellence: Exceeding expectations through teamwork and innovation.

Strategic Focus

To Support Our Three Pillars

The Benedictine Health Foundation funds healthcare programs and services founded on compassionate and spiritual care that provide financial and emotional support to those in need.  Our cores areas of focus include:

Cancer Patient and Family Services: Support of cancer care services including direct financial assistance through the Rosemary D. Gruner Memorial Cancer Fund.

Behavioral Health and Substance Abuse: Support of programs offered to adolescents and adults through a three-pronged strategy approach of early intervention, treatment and enforcement.

Spiritual Care Programs: Emphasis on keeping the spirit of the Benedictine Sisters in our work and their legacy of compassionate care within our community.

Supporting the Benedictine Spirit of Compassionate Care