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With your investment in our hospital's facilities, equipment, and technology you are insuring that quality health care is available to everyone in our community when they need us most.


There are a variety of ways to make a gift:

Annual Appeal Gifts

Gifts to the Annual Appeal are used to fund renovation, expansion, and technology projects at Columbia Memorial Hospital, Kaaterskill Care Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, and our network of Care Centers throughout Columbia, Greene, and Northern Dutchess Counties. We welcome the community's continued support through donations and gifts-in-kind.

You might like to consider supporting Columbia Memorial year-round by considering a monthly or quarterly giving program. You can provide ongoing support or make a larger gift through easy to manage donations. You can specify the amount you would like to give and your donation is charged to your credit card. At the end of the year, you will receive an annual tax receipt for the total amount of your gift. 



Honor a Care Giver - Our Grateful Patient Program

We know that patients and family members are often touched by a special caregiver during their hospital stay or health care experience. Grateful patients and family members can honor a caregiver or hospital staff member by making a gift in their honor.


Grateful Patient honorees can include physicians, nurses, support staff, volunteers, or any member of the Columbia Memorial family. Physicians and staff members can also honor hospital co-workers and volunteers through this tribute program. Honorees will be notified of your generous tribute gift and will be recognized in our employee newsletter.


Your gift to the Grateful Patient Program supports the greatest needs at Columbia Memorial Hospital, Kaaterskill Care Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, and our network of Care Centers throughout Columbia, Greene, and Northern Dutchess Counties.





Tribute and Memorial Gifts

A tribute or memorial gift to the Columbia-Greene Hospital Foundation is a unique way to pay tribute to someone special or remember a loved one. These gifts offer you the opportunity to celebrate those events that bring us joy, such as birthdays, anniversaries, or reunions, and to honor or memorialize the loss of family or friends.



Through your gift you are supporting the areas of greatest need at Columbia Memorial. If you are designating the Columbia-Greene Hospital Foundation to receive memorial gifts in memory of your loved one, we recommend including the following wording in notices: "In lieu of flowers" or "Donations may be made to Columbia-Greene Hospital Foundation, 71 Prospect Avenue, Hudson, NY 12534."


The Foundation can also provide you with donation envelopes to distribute to family members and friends. Please contact us for more information.



Special Events Sponsorship Opportunities

The Columbia-Greene Hospital Foundation has a number of special fundraising events that support critical areas of need. Participation at any level is a way of supporting Columbia Memorial and the community.


The Foundation's four annual signature events are:

(Click on thumbnails for photos from previous events)

Annual Hospital Ball

This festive gala evening benefits Columbia Memorial Hospital and is held at The Point in Catskill, NY on the first Saturday in June. Traditionally a sold-out event, our guests include more than 400 community and business leaders, physicians, and hospital representatives.

Winter Blast

This festive evening benefits Kaaterskill Care Nursing & Rehabilitation Center and Columbia Memorial Hospital and is held on the first Saturday in February. This event is held at Club Helsinki in Hudson, NY.

Annual Four Ball Mixed Scramble Golf Tournament

This special day of golf includes lunch and dinner and is held on the first Monday in August at Columbia Golf and Country Club in Claverack, NY.

The Annual Francis Greenburger Tennis Tournament

This USTA sanctioned tennis tournament is held in September at the Old Chatham Tennis Club. We welcome A and B players, singles and doubles.

Our business sponsorship program provides an opportunity to align your company's goals with philanthropy and community building efforts in our region. Your investment isn't just about sponsorship. It's about achieving your marketing and community support goals through the opportunity to partner with Columbia Memorial.  

Please contact us for more information about becoming a business sponsor.

Leaving a Legacy of Caring - The Living Legacy Society

Our many philanthropic friends who live and work in the community share an important value ~ commitment to the health and well-being of family, friends, and neighbors. With a planned giving strategy tailored to your needs, you can ensure the health and well-being of our community ~ now and for years to come.


Please consider becoming a member of the Living Legacy Society. Your bequest will support the future of Columbia Memorial Hospital and our communities. Please consult with your attorney or tax advisor for more information.



Gifts of Time - Volunteer!
Gifts of time are greatly appreciated at Columbia Memorial Hospital in Hudson, Kaaterskill Care Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Catskill, and The Second Show in Hudson. If you enjoy working with people, learn how you can provide a valuable service to your community by volunteering. To contact the Columbia Memorial Hospital Auxiliary office, call 518.828.8028.



Employee Giving

Columbia Memorial is blessed with compassionate employees like you. You give your time and talents and deliver compassionate care every day. You also have the opportunity to make gifts to the Columbia-Greene Hospital Foundation! Your gifts, combined with those of your 1,500 co-workers and our growing family of supporters, will help provide the equipment and facilities that you need to provide excellent care every day.


Your gift truly makes a difference. Gifts can be given in the form of cash, a pledge, or through our Employee Giving Program. Click here for Employee Giving Form. Online credit card gifts can be made by clicking here.


Please join fellow co-workers by making a gift to Columbia-Greene Hospital Foundation so we can better serve our patients and our community.