About

The Sunnyview Rehabilitation Hospital Foundation was incorporated in 1983 to support the advancement of Sunnyview Rehabilitation Hospital in its mission to improve the lives of people with disabilities and the lives of their families.

To accomplish this mission, the Foundation will responsibly:

  • Identify and cultivate potential donors, gifts, planned gifts and bequests
  • Promote awareness of Sunnyview’s services
  • Support and advance the needs of Sunnyview Rehabilitation Hospital
  • Distribute funds to Sunnyview Rehabilitation Hospital
  • Manage and account for the Foundation’s resources
  • Communicate appreciation to all donors for their support

Sunnyview Hospital and Rehabilitation Center Foundation, Inc. is recognized by the Internal Revenue Service as a 501c(3) organization that raises funds to benefit Sunnyview Rehabilitation Hospital. All gifts are tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law.

Our federal ID number is 22-2505127.

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Michael O’Hara, Executive Director
michael.d.ohara@sphp.com

Sunnyview Rehabilitation Hospital Foundation
1270 Belmont Avenue
Schenectady, NY 12308
Phone: (518) 382-4586
Fax: (518) 382-4570

Our office is located on the first floor in room 154 of Sunnyview Rehabilitation Hospital.

Board of Trustees

OFFICERS

James Nolan, PhD, Chairman
Ralph A. Figueroa, 1st Vice Chair
Andrea Golub, 2nd Vice Chair
Margaret C. King, EdD, Secretary
Linda Presler, Treasurer
Sarah Miller, Asst. Treasurer

ADVISORY

William McCartan

MEMBERS

Terri Cerveny
Mark T. Clark
Edward J. Eisenman, CEO
Robert J. Fazio
Richard A. Fuerst
John D. Fulco, MD
Peter L. Gregory
Kate Kosineski
Patrick LaPorta
Amy McPartlon
Christina M. Maltbie
Mark Meigher
Carolyn Monterio
Lynne T. Nicolson, MD
Gerard F. Parisi, Esq.
Marsha Ras
Christopher T. Roberts
Emily S. Ross
Renee A. Walrath

HONORARY DIRECTORS

Charles J. Assini
Mark E. Boucher
Richard H. Brainard
Marlene W. Breault
Richard J. Cummins
Neil Golub
James E. Holmblad, MD
James J. Hunter
Frederick R. Kaplan
Gerald F. Kilanoski
Marcia T. Liebich
Joann E. Paulsen
John T. Savage
James M. Strosberg, MD
Robert E. Ward
Norma C. Westcott

Meet Our Staff

Stevie Church, Annual Giving Specialist

Stevie developed a strong passion for the nonprofit world during her time as a student worker in the Office of Advancement at Loyola University in Baltimore, Maryland. After college, she spent a few years working in various corporate type roles, fulfilling her philanthropic desires through community development opportunities. Searching for more to satisfy her passion, Stevie was ecstatic when an opportunity at Boston Children’s Hospital became available allowing her to officially begin a career in philanthropy.

After some time at Boston Children’s, Stevie decided to return to her roots and moved back to upstate New York. She is delighted to have found a home at Sunnyview and happily joined the Foundation team in August of 2016. At Sunnyview, Stevie manages development and advancement of the Foundation’s Annual Fund. She is a member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals and has ambitious plans to soon become an active community volunteer as well. Please do not hesitate to reach out with questions; we are so very appreciative of your support.

Brittany Blond, Development Associate

Brittany always knew that her career aspirations would somehow involve her desire to work with people. Because of this she decided to pursue a college degree focusing on hotel and restaurant management at Niagara University in Buffalo, New York. During her time here, Brittany participated in the Disney College Program where she spent a semester living and working at the theme park she loved most.

After graduation, Brittany worked at a variety of hotels throughout the capital district, climbing her way through various management positions and learning firsthand the ins and outs of sales administration and customer service. She recently joined the Sunnyview Foundation team and is quickly transitioning her skills to support the large range of fundraising efforts that Sunnyview takes on. She is ecstatic that her enjoyment of working with people can now be used to truly impact people’s lives.

Recognition Societies

Since 1983, the Sunnyview Rehabilitation Hospital Foundation has supported the hospital’s mission to improve the lives of people with disabilities and the lives of their families.

As a not-for-profit hospital, Sunnyview is committed to providing the highest quality rehabilitative care to all people, regardless of their ability to pay.

Philanthropy plays an integral role in enabling Sunnyview to create, enhance and sustain vital programs and services and purchase much-needed rehabilitation equipment that benefits our patients.

To honor those members of the Sunnyview family who provide a high level of annual support to the hospital, we have created recognition societies. These societies are named in honor of great philanthropists who have gone before us, yet whose generosity has made Sunnyview the rehabilitation center that it is today.

Becoming a Member

To join a recognition society, simply make a cumulative annual gift of $100 or more in a calendar year. As a member, you will provide Sunnyview with the ability to fund our most pressing needs.

To learn more about how you can become a member of our recognition societies, please call us at or email info@givetosunnyview.org.

Donor Confidentiality

Sunnyview Rehabilitation Hospital Foundation does not use or share information, mailing lists and/or biographic information for private, commercial or political purposes. We respect your right to privacy and understand the sensitivity of personal information.

Sunnyview Rehabilitation Hospital Foundation does publish an Annual Report of donors containing giving levels. Specific dollar amounts are not published. Should a donor choose to remain anonymous, he/she has a right to do so by contacting the Foundation at (518) 382-4586, or via email at info@givetosunnyview.org.