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Douglas G. Smith, FAHP
Vice President, Development

Thank you.
We appreciate the many gifts received for these programs and would welcome your participation as well. Your support is vital to St. Joseph's ability to continue to provide A Higher Level of Care each and every day.

The Work of the Foundation

Your gift to St. Joseph’s Hospital Foundation enables the hospital system to build and modernize facilities, install the latest medical technology, maintain primary care centers to provide care to uninsured and underserved families, provide for patient comfort and care, and fund staff education to stay abreast of the newest developments in medical care and treatment.

How to Contribute

Generations of Compassion­ • Healing • Innovation Capital Campaign

St. Joseph's Hospital Foundation supports the Hospital’s facility expansion through the Generations of Compassion • Healing • Innovation Capital Campaign. We invite you to tour the Generations of Compassion • Healing • Innovation website to find out more about our efforts to meet the health care needs of the community for generations to come. To learn more, call (315) 703-2137.

Grateful Patient Program
The Grateful Patient Program at St. Joseph’s Hospital Foundation is a thoughtful way that you can recognize someone for the exceptional care that you or a loved one has received. In recognizing someone who has made a difference in your life, you will also help to make the difference in the lives of others. To learn more about the Grateful Patient Program Click here or call (315) 703-2137.
Annual Appeal
The Annual Appeal provides an important and ongoing resource for hospital services. Funds from the Annual Appeal are used for a variety of programs across St. Joseph’s system. To learn more about the Annual Appeal, call (315) 703-2137.
To make an Annual Appeal gift, fill out our pledge form and mail your tax deductible gift to St. Joseph's Hospital Foundation.
Circle of Caring
St. Joseph’s Circle of Caring is a membership program for supporters of the programs and services of St. Joseph’s Hospital Health Center.  In keeping with the values of our Mission, membership levels include circles of Excellence, Compassion, Stewardship, and Service.  To learn about the benefits of membership or to join the Circle of Caring, call (315) 703-2137.
Walkways of Caring
The Walkways of Caring are scenic gardens paved with bricks generously donated by supporters of St. Joseph's Hospital Health Center. These beautiful courtyards and pathways offer quiet places for reflection and tranquility for patients, families and visitors. Bricks and benches carry messages of honor and celebration, remembrance and love. To learn more about your brick on the Walkways of Caring, call (315) 703-2137.
Planned Giving
The 1869 Society was founded to recognize individuals who demonstrate their deep commitment to St. Joseph's Hospital Health Center and its mission of service through a planned gift. The generous legacy contributions from members serve as a cornerstone of the Hospital’s future by establishing a strong foundation from which many generations shall benefit.
Foundation Board of Directors
  • David Panasci, Chairperson
    President, DHP, Inc.
  • Kathryn H. Ruscitto, chairperson and president
    President and CEO, St. Joseph's Hospital Health Center
  • Sister Mary Obrist, secretary and treasurer
    Consultant, St. Joseph's Hospital Health Center
  • Glenn Axelrod, MD
    Syracuse Orthopedic Specialists
  • Luis Castro, MD
    St. Joseph's Primary Care Center West
  • Patricia Civil
    Retired, Pricewaterhouse Coopers
  • George Deptula, Esq.
    Retired, Hiscock & Barclay, LLP
  • Tim Feng
    Vice President, Progressive Expert Consulting
  • Paul Hanrahan, Esq.
    Attorney, Hancock & Estabrook, LLP
  • A. John Merola, MD
    President and CEO, AJM Management Services, Inc.
  • Howard McCarthy
    CEO, Dumac Business Systems
  • Michelle McGrath
    Sr. Manager, Global Commercialization Management: Welch Allyn
  • Patrick O’Connor
    Vice President, Kopp Billing Agency, Inc.
  • George Schunck
    President, Brown & Brown Empire State
  • Alan Simons, MD
    SJH Cardiology Associates

St. Joseph’s Hospital Foundation is a 501(c)3 organization. Our Employer ID number is 22-2149775.