The mission of the Bethesda Foundation is to support health related activities within the geographic area served by the original Bethesda Hospital.

Bethesda Foundation President Lynn Blades, Executive Director Rob Price, and Vice President Jay Pullman join nursing students and faculty at the Alfred State College President’s Society Dinner.

Alfred State College has honored the Bethesda Foundation for its continued support of the college and its nursing program, awarding the Foundation the President’s Medallion at the President’s Society Dinner held Oct. 21, 2022. Lynn Blades, president of the Foundation’s Board of Trustees, was honored at the dinner along with Jay Pullman, vice president, and Rob Price executive director. In presenting the President’s Medallion, ASC President Dr. Steven Mauro noted the Foundation has consecutively provided funding to Alfred State College for 29 years. It has contributed more than $325,000 to nursing students through annual scholarships. The Foundation also was instrumental in the implementation of ASC’s Radiologic Technology Program, contributing $50,000 in 2015 to help defray the costs associated with purchasing equipment. More recently, the Foundation awarded a $43,000 grant to ASC in support of its purchase of an obstetric training manikin. “On behalf of the entire campus community, we are proud to honor the Bethesda Foundation,” Mauro said, “and we are privileged to count you as a leader and loyal supporter of Alfred State College, and a close friend.”


The Bethesda Foundation is a non-profit charitable organization devoted to the funding and support of health related projects and scholarships in the Hornell Area. It was created in 1986 after the Bethesda Hospital closed in 1985. The income from the funds realized from the sale of assets of the Bethesda Hospital is used to help non-profit agencies furnish health related services to the population within the geographical area previously served by the Bethesda Hospital.