| Putnam Hospital Center Foundation Inc.
Evolving from the 19-bed Mahopac Emergency Hospital, Putnam Community Hospital opened its doors in 1964 as a 66-bed voluntary hospital serving the needs of a community of 45,000. Today, a testament to the vision of that community, Putnam Hospital Center (PHC) is a 164-bed healthcare facility offering the highest quality medical, surgical, psychiatric, pediatric and obstetrical/gynecological care, as well as 24-hour emergency services and home health care to a growing population of more than 150,000 men, women and children who live and work in Putnam, northern Westchester and southern Dutchess counties. Located in Carmel, New York, Putnam Hospital Center is the county's largest employer with a staff of more than 290 highly qualified physicians and nearly 1,000 employees.
Since its inception nearly four decades ago, the population in the areas surrounding Putnam Hospital Center has exploded. Data from the 2000 U.S. Census indicates that Putnam County is the fastest growing county in New York State outside the New York City area! During this same time period, healthcare has become influenced more and more by competition and by an economic environment in which resources that were once taken for granted are now in short supply. In order to remain a vital medical resource for this community, the Putnam Hospital Center Foundation was established in 1985 to facilitate the hospital in taking the bold steps needed to strengthen and secure its future. We can only continue to do that with your help.
The Putnam Hospital Center Foundation provides many opportunities for friends in the community to contribute to the hospital. Gifts may be tailored to meet each donor's philanthropic interests and financial interests. By choosing to make a gift and/or participate in its fundraising events, you choose to make a difference. For further information, please contact either PHC Foundation Executive Jeffrey D. Kellogg at 845-279-5711, Ext. 2163, or PHC Director of Development and Community Affairs Anita M. Minella at 845-279-5711, Ext. 2963.
Outright Gifts of Cash
Cash contributions to the hospital result in tax benefits to donors if they itemize deductions on their tax returns. There are several types including, but not limited to, year-end gifts, "in memory of" gifts, "in honor of" gifts and gifts 'in lieu of flowers."
Restricted and Unrestricted
Gifts of any size may be made to the Foundation. Unrestricted gifts are particularly appreciated because they allow the hospital to respond to new opportunities to expand and develop services.
Donors may enjoy substantial tax savings by transferring gifts of appreciated stock or property. By giving appreciated securities, donors receive a tax deduction for the gifts' full market value while avoiding the capital gains associated with appreciated stocks.
Charitable Remainder Trusts
A charitable remainder trust is designed to pay beneficiaries either a fixed or variable income payment for life or a designated number of years. Usually funded with appreciated securities, charitable remainder trusts allow a donor to receive a charitable deduction while partially avoiding a capital gains tax. Donors interested in creating trusts are encouraged to consult their attorney and to call Putnam Hospital Center Foundation.
Many companies will match their employees' gifts to Putnam Hospital Center, and donors are encouraged to request that their companies match gifts made to the hospital. Matching gift forms may be obtained through your place of employment.
Putnam Hospital Center 2008 Special Events
- Monday, June 23—PHC Golf Tournament, Sponsored by Northeastern Anesthesia Services, Ridgewood Country Club
- Saturday, September 13—Kids’ Day at PHC, Sponsored by the PHC Auxiliary, 12-4 pm, Putnam Hospital Center; free interactive health and safety exhibits and demonstrations will be interspersed with kids’ crafts, games and children’s vendors
- Sunday, September 21—PHC Reservoir Classic Road Race & Health Expo, Sponsored by the Carmel-Kent Lions Club, Putnam Hospital Center, 8 am race check-in; health expo—9 am to noon; includes 5-mile sanctioned road race, 2-mile fun run/walk and free health fair
- Monday, September 22—Dr. Gil Rojas Memorial Golf Tournament, Salem Golf Club
- Saturday, November 8—PHC Annual Gala Dinner and Ball, fundraiser with cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, dinner, dancing, silent and live auctions, limited ticket car raffle, Hyatt Regency Greenwich
For detailed information about an event,
Please call 845-279-5711, Ext. 2963.