Community Connections

A great big thank you to all the generous donors who contributed to Montefiore Nyack Hospital. Your unwavering support and kindness mean the world to us – and to families throughout this region. Your donations are essential in our mission to provide exceptional clinical care and we are deeply grateful for your commitment to our cause. Together, we continue to make a significant difference in the lives of the patients we serve.

If you are interested in making a difference, please call the Foundation office at (845) 348-2770 or email us at

Subaru distributors Corp. and Bill Kolb Subaru in Orangeburg teamed up to “Do More Good” at Montefiore Nyack Hospital.  They donated 160 blankets and 20 patient kits for our patients in the Infusion Center.  Thank you to them and our community partner Leukemia Lymphoma Society for always thinking of our patients.


On a beautiful Saturday in July, 100 cyclists biked up to the Edward Hopper House in Nyack from the Whitney Museum in Manhattan where they were given a tour of the beautiful Hopper House Museum.  Montefiore Nyack Foundation was thrilled to be a part of it and promote its Rides & Strides Event!

A special thank you to Cynthia Branca, Foundation Board Member, and Kathie Bennewitz for collaborating with us. We hope to see many of our new cycling friends at our 2nd Annual Rides & Strides Event on Sunday, October 22nd.

Mary Donner so generously donated toys and other items to be distributed to our pediatric patients, The Jacobs Family Maternity Center, and wherever else some TLC was needed.
Erica Siegriest, Vice President of Mortgage Lending, and Yulia “Julia” Kushnir, Realtor Associate, GRI, SFR, with Keller Williams Village Square Realty, donated coloring books, word search activity books and reading books for distribution to our patients.

Patti Beutel of Warming Hearts of Rockland generously donated comfort bags for our cancer patients in the Infusion Center.

Pictured left to right: Carla Laureano Lal, NP, Jennifer Wagner, NP, Patti Beutel, Founder, Warming Hearts of Rockland, Heather Verducci, LMSW

Girls on the Run worked with the students at Woodglen Elementary School in New City to collect boxes of brand-new toys for our Pediatric Emergency Department.

Pictured left to right: Donna Scott, Dana Vasil, Sofia Quesada and Sonia Roldan

It was our pleasure to host Daniel Gwizdak from Creative Financial Planning at a recent lunch and learn.  Staff members from Highland Medical learned how to better plan for their financial future from a leader in the industry.

Dan Gwizdak (standing), provided financial planning services pro bono to the staff at Highland Medical.

An enormous thank you to Julia Kushnir of Keller Williams Village Square Realty and Orangetown Supervisor Teresa Kenny for their thoughtful donation of coloring books for the children in our Emergency Department. Your generosity will help bring big smiles to our littlest patients facing challenges.

Pictured left to right: Teresa Kenny, Julia Kushnir and Helen Hayes-Perkins, Director of Volunteer Services