History & Mission


The charitable underpinnings of the original Princeton Hospital began in 1919 with the donation of this modest farmhouse at 253 Witherspoon Street by Princeton philanthropist Moses Taylor Pyne. Almost 100 years later, charitable support remains the most important source of funding for clinical equipment and new facilities.

Princeton HealthCare System Foundation itself was established in 1978 to support the advancement of University Medical Center at Princeton.

Our Mission

The Mission of Princeton HealthCare System Foundation is to financially support and promote the mission of the Princeton HealthCare System.

What We Do

Charitable gifts are applied to the most pressing needs for clinical equipment and new clinical facilities at University Medical Center of Princeton at Plainsboro and the other operating units of Princeton HealthCare System. 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 construction of the University Medical Center of Princeton at Plainsboro. Almost one-third of the construction cost of this new facility was paid for by funds raised during the recent Design for Healing Campaign.

Audited Financial Statements

Princeton HeathCare System Foundation's audited financial statements at December 31, 2012 and 2013 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).

For more information, please call our office at 609.252.8710.