Margaretville/Mountainside Health Foundation


Margaretville Health Foundation: Ensuring quality health care in the Central Catskills

Margaretville Health Foundation seeks to provide funding and uphold the needs of Margaretville Hospital and Mountainside Residential Care Center. Part of the HealthAlliance of the Hudson Valley, both healthcare facilities have been nationally recognized. The Margaretville Hospital Campus has been named one of the Top 100 Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs) in the country. Mountainside Residential Care Center has received 5-star ratings in the U.S. News and World Reports Best Nursing Homes in 2012 and 2013 issues.

The Foundation, serves as a strategic and proactive fundraising hub, communicating the goals of the hospital and the nursing home to potential donors, and raising awareness of the essential roles that both facilities play in the community. Through targeted and broad outreach, it emphasizes the importance of philanthropic contributions in achieving quality healthcare along with improved quality of life in our local community.

It is the goal of Margaretville Health Foundation and its Board of Directors to ensure your contributions immediately impact Margaretville Hospital and Mountainside Residential Care Center. The focus is on excellence in services delivered to the Central Catskill residents and visitors alike.

Vision Statement

Our vision is for our community to have access to the highest quality health care.

Mission Statement

Ensuring quality health care for the people of the Central Catskills.

Why Give?

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Having a robust hospital and nursing home is vital to this community. Your generous donations help us to provide excellent patient care and keep pace with technological advances that make an immediate impact to help Margaretville Hospital and Mountainside Residential Care. Whether you’re a weekender or full-time resident, at some point you or someone you know may need the services of the Margaretville Campus. There are many ways to give and make a difference for the community. Help us shape the future of healthcare in our region.

Board of Directors

Heather Brighton

Vice Chair
Carmen Lopez

Donald Bramley

Kathleen Mami-Moore
Michael Moriarty

Fred Margulies

Liz Warren, Development Coordinator

Ways to Give

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Gifts to the Margaretville Health Foundation make a difference on multiple levels. The direct beneficiaries are the current and future patients of the Hospital and residents of Mountainside. But each gift has an even greater impact as it reaches out to touch the lives of thousands of people in our community, of visiting friends and family and vacationing visitors. A community with quality healthcare is a community with a future! Gifts will help create world-class facilities with sophisticated technology capable of delivering the highest quality health and residential care services in Margaretville. By making a gift, you will be playing a vital role in strengthening the safety net of compassionate, critical care for our community.

One Time Donation

One time donations helps enhance patient-care services, support medical staff training, helps with the purchase of new technology and sustain community based services and programs.

Monthly Donation

Monthly giving is a pre-set donation amount made on a recurring basis. A monthly gift will be playing a vital role to helping ensure quality healthcare in the Central Catskills. Arrangements for a monthly donation can be made through your banking institution at no cost to you. Your monthly contribution can be designated for specific funds or to wherever the need is greatest. The donation amount may be changed or cancelled by the donor at any time.

Semi Annual Appeal

Annual Fund donations provide donors the opportunity to make an unrestricted gift to meet the greatest financial needs of the hospital and residential care center, or a restricted gift to support the programs that are most important to them such as specialty areas of Margaretville Hospital and Mountainside Residential Care Center.

Matching Gifts

Many corporations have matching gifts programs designed to support their employees’ charities of choice. You can contact your corporation’s human resource department to find out about your companies matching gift programs.

Tribute, Honor and Memorial Gifts

An Honor or Tribute Gift is a special way to for you to honor a loved one, a friend, or a business associate, celebrate a birthday, anniversary or other special occasion. Or, you can remember a special person who has passed on through a Memorial Gift donation. There are endless ways to publicly show how much you care and appreciate an individual who you value and hold dear, all while supporting Margaretville Campus programs.

Planned Giving

Planned giving enables donors to give to worthy causes, such as Margaretville Hospital and Mountainside Residential Care Center, through stock, life insurance, charitable trusts, bequests through wills, and retirement assets. These gifts help the hospital meet the growing needs of the community as well as benefit the donor by reducing estate taxes and income tax liability. The stability of an Endowment Fund, for the future of our healthcare facility, is an essential goal of the Foundation.

To learn more about the Margaretville Health Foundation please call Liz Warren at (845) 586-2631 x3181 or email at

Where Does My Contribution Go?

All gifts to Margaretville Health Foundation go directly to support Margaretville Hospital and Mountainside Residential Care Center. Margaretville Health Foundation implements our programs through three funds:

  • Facilities Fund – Provides continued improvements of hospital and residential care center facilities and grounds
  • Peoples Fund – Contributes to products that enrich patient experience and provide knowledge building and continuing education for staff
  • Technology Fund – Delivers innovation in technologies so that hospital patients and residential care center residents continue to receive state of the art care

An unrestricted donation will provide help where the needs are greatest.

To learn more about the Margaretville Health Foundation please call Liz Warren at (845) 586-2631 x3181 or email at

Planned Giving

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The Margaretville Health Foundation has established a Planned Giving program offering numerous financial and tax advantages to those who participate. A planned gift is any major gift, made from the assets of a donor- in lifetime or at death- as part of your overall financial and estate planning. Our goal is to create an endowment fund that sustains the hospital and nursing home for the long term. Our focus is for maintaining, improving and innovating long term sustainability for the Margaretville Campus. The Margaretville Health Foundation’s planned giving program is something that you can create to benefit you and your family today and establish a legacy, while also ensuring that vital human care programs are available for generations to come. There are 3 types of planned gifts:

  • You can establish a fund that pays you income for life. Upon your demise, the hospital will receive the fund
  • You will also immediately get a tax deduction for the value of the gift
  • You can establish a fund that will carry your name forever

Planned giving is a unique and often overlooked tool that not only allows our supporters to ensure that Margaretville Health Foundation’s work will continue into the future, but also helps donors to fulfill both their charitable and financial objectives. You should consult with your legal and financial advisors if you are interested in participating in the program. Endowment Fund A financial endowment is a donation of money or property that will support Margaretville Health Foundation on an ongoing basis. MHF will fund an endowment with the gifts you donate. Assets may include but are not limited to tax-deductible gifts, transfers of securities, bequests through wills, trusts and matching grants. Through Planned Giving the Margaretville Health Foundation will build a strong and dynamic endowment that will not only support the current needs of Margaretville Hospital and Mountainside Residential Care Center but also ensure a thriving future. Know that your legacy will be something that continues to give because the principle stays intact.

  • Outright gifts that use appreciated assets as a substitute for cash
  • Gifts that return income or other financial benefits to the donor in return for the contribution
  • Gifts payable upon the donors death

The endowment fund principal will never be spent. It will be managed for growth. The expenditures will come solely from the income of the endowment and will go towards needed equipment, services and programs for the hospital and nursing home. To learn more about the Margaretville Health Foundation please call Liz Warren at (845) 586-2631 x3181 or email at

Board of Directors

Heather Brighton is the Chair of the Margaretville Hospital Foundation. She and her husband are second home owners and spend most of their time in this area. For the past 20 years, she has been CEO of The Brighton Group, Inc., a management consulting firm in New York City. Heather has been a patient in Margaretville Hospital so speaks from first-hand experience about the care provided by the Emergency Department and staff. She emphasizes that every dollar we raise stays in Margaretville and directly supports our hospital and nursing center. The Foundation will provide lasting and meaningful options for those of us who want to leave a legacy in an area we care deeply about. I encourage all of my neighbors to help us achieve our objective.

Donald Bramley comes to the Board with many years of financial experience. He is currently the controller of the Margaretville Telephone Company. A graduate of Quinnipiac College, he has been active in the soccer programs of Margaretville Central School and in the fire department. He resides in Margaretville with his wife Cindy.

Kathy Mami-Moore has been appointed to the Margaretville Health Foundation Board of Directors.

Kathy is well-known in the area as Chief of Staff to Assemblyman Clifford W. Crouch. She grew up in Arkville and graduated from Margaretville Central School and has been an advocate for this area during her time with Assemblyman Crouch. She is proud of being chosen as the Keene Roadman Hospital Citizen of the Year in 2006 for her help and support of the Margaretville Hospital. Kathy is also on the board of the Orpheus Theater and a Councilwoman for the Town of Davenport. She and her husband Jeff reside near Davenport.

Carmen Lopez is the Vice Chair of the Margaretville Hospital Foundation. She has experience in direct mail management and marketing. Carmen has been active in the community through volunteerism and chaired the 2013 Harvest Moon Ball for the hospital Auxiliary.

Liz Warren, Development Coordinator, brings over twenty five years of sales and administration experience. Liz oversees gift processing and provides program support which includes planning and coordination of major gift solicitations and special events. She and her husband have been active in the community and have lived in Margaretville for 9 years.

Michael J. Moriarty has been a practicing business lawyer and an adviser to varied U.S. and overseas businesses with a particular focus on finance and purchase and sale transactions, for over 30 years. He initially worked as a finance attorney with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and then practiced law at several highly regarded law firms in New York City. Michael has represented, served on the board of directors and advised a number of companies that conduct business in the United States, Russia, Central/Eastern Europe and India.

Currently, Michael is the co-Founder, President, and Board Member of lndexAtlas Group (New York and Moscow, Russia), a company that since August 2001 has participated in myriad cross-border business transactions, largely on behalf of Russian companies and family offices. He is also the Chairman and Board Member of Skate’s Art Market Research,a global art data, research and media company that operates from offices in New York and Moscow, Russia. Michael also serves on the Board of Directors of the Art Investment Counsel, of which he is a co-founder.

Michael is a graduate of St. John’s University School of Law (Executive Editor of the Law Review) and New York University School of Law.

Michael, his wife Donna and their daughter Teagan reside in New Kingston, New York.

Your Gifts at Work

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It is the goal of Margaretville Health Foundation and its Board of Directors to ensure your MH Foundation 150x150contributions immediately impact Catskill residents and visitors alike. Some of our recent accomplishments have been:

– Donated $22,500 to Margaretville Residential Care Center for new resident room furnishings

– Contributed $35,000 towards the purchase of a new CT Scan for Margaretville Hospital

– Donated $30,000 to renovate the Ambulatory Suite at Margaretville Hospital

– Awarded scholarships to Margaretville, Roxbury and Andes high school students pursing a career in the medical field

– Provided financial assistance for continuing education for healthcare practitioners at Margaretville Hospital

Our Goal:

– Establish an Endowment Fund to lay the ground work for the future needs of Margaretville Hospital and Mountainside Residential Care Center

So much has been accomplished…so much more to do.

Thank you for your support!

Community of Donors

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Thank you to the incredible dedication and support of our philanthropic partners who define our success. Together we are working toward a better healthcare delivery system for our community. ThMargaretville Health Foundation: Ensuring quality health care in the Central Catskillsank you for your generosity and continued support!

To view a list of our donors, click below.

Margaretville Health Foundation Donors

To learn more about the Margaretville Health Foundation please call Liz Warren at (845) 586-2631 x3181 or email at