Ulster Savings Bank Donates $10,000 to Benedictine Health Foundation

January 28, 2016

Benedictine Health Foundation, Inc. is pleased to announce Ulster Savings Bank recently presented a $10,000 donation to the Kingston non-profit organization, once again confirming the financial institution’s unwavering commitment to quality healthcare.

The Benedictine Health Foundation, which promotes compassionate healthcare in Ulster Country, is made possible by the support from the community through donations like those of Ulster Savings Bank, as well as grants and fundraising events.

“The generous financial contribution made by Ulster Savings Bank will support our adolescent behavioral health initiatives, including a peer mentoring program being developed in partnership with Kingston High School and the HealthAlliance Adolescent Partial Program. The program focuses on youth-youth relationships where older students help younger students by guiding and supporting them in many areas of their academic, social, and emotional development,” stated Barbara Klassen, Executive Director of the Benedictine Health Foundation.

“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,” noted Glenn Sutherland, Ulster Savings Bank President and CEO. “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.”

Photo: L to R: Charles (Bud) Walker, Vice Chair and Glenn Sutherland, President and CEO, Ulster Savings Bank; Barbara Klassen, Executive Director, and Robert J. Ryan, Jr., President, Benedictine Health Foundation; and Mary Rose Warcholak, Executive Director, Ulster Savings Bank Charitable Foundation.

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