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The Mission & History of St. Peter’s Hospital Foundation

Founded in 1978, the St. Peter’s Hospital Foundation has provided a vital source of funding for capital improvements, technological advancements and program enhancements that support and strengthen the mission of St. Peter’s Hospital and other components of St. Peter’s Health Care Services. Since its inception, St. Peter’s Hospital Foundation has been blessed with the support of thousands of generous donors—more than 5,000 per year, who have provided more than $60 million in charitable gifts during the past 33 years.

The Foundation is governed by a board of directors comprised of 30 community and business leaders, lay people and Religious Sisters of Mercy. A comprehensive annual appeal is conducted to raise more than $2 million.

The St. Peter’s Hospital Foundation is a 501(c)(3) corporation that is recognized by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and is exempt from federal taxes. Donors may deduct contributions to this organization as provided by section 170 of the IRS Code.

Board of Directors

Thomas Tyrrell, Chairman
Michael Conway, President
Doris Fischer Malesardi, Secretary
Francis (Bert) Trombly, Treasurer

Vardan Amirbekian, MD
Carl Becker
Maureen Buckley
Daniel (Din) Cahill
Peter Campito
James Carriero
Rhea Clark
Thomas Collura, Esq.
Shanker Das, MD
Sr. Katherine Graber
Gerald Jennings
Robert Lazar
Robert Leonard
Peter Nemer
Steve Obermayer
Mary Beth O’Brien
James Puleo, II, M.D., F.A.C.P.
Dennis Rassias
Jeremy Speich, Esq.


Shannon Galuski, Executive Director
(518) 482-4433 |

Genevieve Brock, Manager of Foundation Operations
(518) 525-1112 |

Janelle Deering, Supervisor of Foundation Operations
(518) 525-8825 |

Brittany Blond, Foundation Specialist
(518) 525-1229 |

Lisa Smith, Director of Grants
(518) 525-1099 |

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