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New York, New York 10032
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Medical Center Neighborhood Fund

About the Fund

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Welcome to the Medical Center Neighborhood Fund:


Columbia University Medical Center,NewYork-Presbyterian and the New York State Psychiatric Institute have long had a very special relationship with the Washington Heights and Inwood community. This is home to many of our employees, patients and students and we are a critical part of the neighborhood. Our position as a leading academic medical center depends, in part, on our maintaining a strong collaborative relationship with our friends and neighbors. To foster this bond, we created the Medical Center Neighborhood Fund in 1987, and today we’re reaching out to you with hope for your support of our community.


By supporting the Neighborhood Fund we can help distribute critical grants to local nonprofit organizations in our neighborhood. Programs that have benefited from the fund include food pantries, low-cost day care, after-school programs for youth, and activities for seniors in area senior centers.


Please join us in making a commitment to our neighbors. One hundred percent of the money raised for the Neighborhood Fund is distributed to the community…our organizations cover all costs! The program is administered by staff volunteers; our panel of volunteers reviews and approves requests for funds and performs yearly site visits to monitor progress. You may even consider becoming a site visitor to see firsthand the wonderful work being done by our local community based organizations.


To make a gift, simply click on the MCNF logo above, fill out and return the information form.  Checks should be made payable to the “Medical Center Neighborhood Fund” or you may donate by payroll deduction or credit card. Anything you can give will be helpful.


Thank you in advance for your gift.


Name Title
Alejandra Aguirre Senior Program Manager--CUMC
Natalia J. Arias-Abreu Administrative Coordinator--CUMC
Julio Batista Director--NYPH
Marya Brookshire Development Associate--NYPH
Emilio Carrillo, MD VP for Community Health Development--NYPH
Leydis De La Cruz Director, Community DentCare--CUMC
Ross Frommer Vice President & Associate Dean--CUMC 
Mindy Fullilove Prof of Clinical/ Psychiatry--CUMC

Matthew Gold


Elsa-Grace Giardina Prof of Clinical/ Cardiology--CUMC 

Sandra Harris

Ana Jimenez-Bautista

Assistant Vice President--CUMC

Program Manager--CUMC

David A. Kahn, MD AsscClin Prof, Psychiatry--CUMC
Wahida Karmally, DrPH, RD, CDE Assoc Research Scientist--CUMC
Clara N. Leon Assistant Director--CUMC
Lisa A. Mellman Sr Assoc Dean--CUMC
Donald I. Meyers Clin Professor--CUMC
Dennis Mitchell, D.D.S. Assistant Dean--CUMC
Dacia Morris Public Information Officer--NYPSI
Joseph Murawski Operations Manager--NYPH
Andres Nieto Director--NYPH
Migdalia Onofrietti Comm. Physician Coordinator--NYPH
Martha Sanchez Community Health Educator--CUMC
Ann S. Viney Assistant Vice President--CUMC


Medical Center Neighborhood Fund Site Visitors
Lucy Anderson Jemela Mwelu
Carmen Banton Janet Neeley
Shelly Ben David Elizabeth Olson
Tara Brant Paulette Payne
Elizabeth Capone-Newton Joyce Pietrowski
Brianna Cheney Patric Prado
Virginia Clores Laura Ramos
Tamiko Collier Antoinette de los Reyes
Indra Davis Sanra Rosenblum
Jorge De Jesus Nairobi Russell
Cristine Duarte Elianny Salcedo
Debbie Eng Adam Scully
Leigh Gholson Ray Smith
Matt Gold Jennifer Snyder
Gary Herman Aiko Tani
Noreen Hoffmeister William Thomas
Joyce Hunter Silvia Tjoe
Angela Hurdle Debra Tupe
Wahida Karmally Ann Viney
Carol Kunzel Annette Whyte
Heather Maloney Jacqueline Zimmerman
Mayra Marte-Miraz  
Diana Martinez  

Last updated 1/7/ 2014

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