About the Foundation

from the Foundation Chairman


W. Howard Ellingsworth, 2015-2016 Chairman of the Board   
Bethesda Hospital Foundation 

I am extremely proud to be the new chairman of the Bethesda Hospital Foundation.  Having served on the board since 2007, I am deeply committed to philanthropy for our community hospital.

Our board is led by a group of volunteers reflecting support throughout our community. Two such people have stepped forward with a $1 million gift to the Caring for our Community Campaign.  Mary and Peter Blum have been part of the Foundation Board for many years. Mary was our most recent and Peter has also served on our Board. Both are longtime philanthropists who have supported many charitable organizations throughout Palm Beach County.

Their leadership gift is for the Center for Medical Education.  This gives us a great start to a focused campaign to fund the Academic Tower and Endowed Chairs in Internal Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Obstetrics and Gynecology, General and Vascular Surgery and Pediatrics.

Each year we reach out to everyone in our community and ask you to consider a gift in support of Bethesda. Bethesda is YOUR community hospital. Contributions from all of you help support the quality healthcare that you, your family, friends and neighbors deserve.

We are so fortunate to have Bethesda here for us and we need your help to continue to be the best.