Mission and Vision

Our Mission

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Helping Those Most Vulnerable Diagnosed with Cancer

The Mission of the Benedictine Health Foundation is to raise and distribute financial resources to those struggling with a cancer diagnosis and whose financial means limit their ability to access or receive the care that they need. We provide assistance to Ulster County residents and their families or those from neighboring counties receiving medical services in Ulster County.

Our Vision

To Be a Leading Investor and Partner

The Foundation strives to be the leading philanthropic source for compassionate care of patients diagnosed with cancer. We partner with businesses, grant makers and individuals who share our desire to improve the lives of the underserved in our area. We are proud to carry on a tradition of caring that began with the Benedictine Sisters in 1901 and continues today through our community-based foundation.

Our Values

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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

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Support for Patients Diagnosed with Cancer and Their Families

The Benedictine Health Foundation funds support programs and services founded on compassionate care that provide direct financial support to those in need. Our single focus is direct assistance to patients diagnosed with cancer whose financial means limits their ability to access or receive the care that they need.

Benedictine Health Foundation’s Rosemary D. Gruner Memorial Cancer Fund  This Fund provides up to $500 of annual assistance to applicants in the form of grocery gift cards and/or fuel gift cards.

Benedictine Health Foundation’s Cancer Patient Emergency Financial Assistance Fund provides emergency financial assistance to patients with a current diagnosis of cancer. Upon approval of the application, the Foundation will pay up to $250 annually in support of essential services; payments will be made directly to the billing organization (i.e., electric, telephone, fuel oil/propane, water, or rent).

Supporting the Benedictine Spirit of Compassionate Care