Frequently Asked Questions


Q. Why should I give to the Columbia-Greene Hospital Foundation?

A. We understand that people have many reasons for contributing. You may have experienced Columbia Memorial Hospital firsthand, you may be a patient at one of our Care Centers, or you may simply be interested in the well-being of our community.


When you contribute to the Columbia-Greene Hospital Foundation, you help us to provide our communities with safe, high-quality, comprehensive health care services in a dignified and compassionate environment. From facility renovations to advanced medical technology, your gifts make a profound difference to the entire community. Regardless of the size of your contribution, or the motivation behind it, we are grateful for your gift.

Q. How will my gift be used?

A. When you donate to the Columbia-Greene Hospital Foundation, you:

  • Invest in state-of-the-art medical technology and equipment.
  • Support facilities upgrades at Columbia Memorial Hospital and its network of Care Centers.
  • Help ensure that every member of our community has access to quality heath care.

For a partial list of recent projects and those that are underway, click here. Please give today and make a difference.

Q. Can I make a donation in honor of a physician, nurse, volunteer or other staff member?
A. Yes! 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. Honorees can include physicians, nurses, support staff, volunteers, and 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 celebrated in our employee newsletter, Chats. Honor a Care Giver Now!

Q. How do I give a tribute gift in honor or in memory of someone?

A. You can honor someone special, make a gift recognizing an occasion or milestone, or remember a loved one when you make a gift to Columbia-Greene Hospital Foundation. Memorials and tributes help to fund the hospital's greatest needs. Family members and honorees are notified immediately of your thoughtful gift. Make a Tribute or Memorial Gift Now!
Q. How can I participate in special fundraising events?

A. Throughout the year, Columbia-Greene Hospital Foundation offers a variety of special events that support Columbia Memorial. The Foundation's four annual signature events are the Hospital Ball, the Winter Blast, the Four Ball Mixed Scramble Golf Tournament, and the Francis Greenburger Annual Tennis Tournament. 


Visit our Special Events page to see what is scheduled.

Q. What payment methods does the Foundation accept?
A. The Foundation accepts gifts of cash, checks, and credit card payments (Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover). Gifts can be made by mail, phone, and on-line. Columbia Memorial employees may also make gifts through our Employee Giving Program, click here. To make a gift on-line, click here. Please make checks payable to Columbia-Greene Hospital Foundation and mail to 71 Prospect Avenue, Hudson, NY 12534. To make a credit card gift, or gifts of securities, life insurance, real estate, or other assets, please contact us.
Q. Can I leave the hospital a bequest in my will?

A. Yes. When you name the Columbia-Greene Hospital Foundation in your estate plans, you become a member of the Living Legacy Society. Your gift will support the future of Columbia Memorial Hospital and our communities while offering significant tax savings to you. Please consult your attorney or tax advisor for more information.

Q. Are the Columbia-Greene Hospital Foundation and Columbia Memorial Hospital not-for-profit organizations?

A. Yes. Columbia-Greene Hospital Foundation and Columbia Memorial Hospital are each separate 501(c)3 charitable organizations. The Foundation is the funding partner of Columbia Memorial Hospital and is eligible to receive private, corporate, and foundation gifts, as well as matching gifts from corporations. Contributions are tax deductible to the full extent of the law.


The legal name of the Foundation is: Columbia-Greene Hospital Foundation. Our federal tax ID number is 14-1761112.

Q. How can I stay informed about the latest Foundation news and events?
A. To receive the latest Foundation news and events enter your contact information click here.