The charitable underpinnings of University Medical Center at Princeton began in 1919 with the donation of this modest farmhouse at 253 Witherspoon Street as the first Princeton Hospital by Princeton philanthropist Moses Taylor Pyne. Eight decades later, charitable support remains the most important source of funding for clinical equipment and new facilities.
Princeton HealthCare System Foundation was established in 1978 to support the advancement of University Medical Center at Princeton.
- To develop and strengthen philanthropic support for University Medical Center at Princeton from a full range of charitable sources.
- To increase public awareness about University Medical Center at Princeton and to foster effective communications between University Medical Center at Princeton and the community it serves.
- To support the work of University Medical Center at Princeton in providing people in the greater Princeton area with the finest community healthcare services.
What We Do
Princeton HealthCare System Foundation was established in 1978 to support the advancement of University Medical Center at Princeton. Charitable gifts are applied to the most pressing needs for clinical equipment and new clinical facilities at University Medical Center at Princeton and the other operating units of Princeton HealthCare System. Gifts are not used to underwrite operating expenses (salaries and supplies). In recent years, gifts to the Foundation have underwritten the complete renovation of the Maternal-Child Health Program Unit; the addition of a new Monitoring Unit; the establishment of the Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory; new imaging and computing equipment for the Radiology Department; new mammography machines, a stereotactic biopsy unit and ultrasound equipment for women's health; and most recently, the renovation and expansion of the Emergency Department at University Medical Center at Princeton.
Audited Financial Statements
Princeton HeathCare System Foundation's audited financial statements at December 31, 2008 and 2007 may be accessed here.
A Registered Charity in New Jersey
Information filed with the Attorney General concerning this charitable solicitation may be obtained from the Attorney General of the State of New Jersey by calling 973.504.6215. Registration with the Attorney General does not imply endorsement.
Donor Bill of Rights
Princeton HealthCare System Foundation subscribes to the Donor Bill of Rights developed and endorsed by the American Association of Fund Raising Counsel (AAFRC), the Association for Healthcare Philanthropy (AHP), the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education (CASE), and the National Society of Fund Raising Executives (NSFRE).
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