CDPHP® The Foundation

A Foundation for Giving

Our Mission

The mission of CDPHP® The Foundation is to support and promote health, wellness, and education in our community through philanthropy and service.

Giving Is Our Tradition

CDPHP has established deep roots in the communities we serve, cultivating close ties and supporting the mission of countless civic, cultural, and charitable organizations. Since the founding of CDPHP in 1984, our corporate giving program has donated millions of dollars and contributed thousands of volunteer hours to extend the reach and impact of numerous charities, improving the lives of residents in our service area.

The Foundation Board of Directors
Under the guidance of our Board of Directors (listed below), CDPHP The Foundation advances our tradition of community stewardship and complements our robust sponsorship program.

Gennaro A. Daniels, MD, Chair Dr. Lee McElroy
John D. Bennett, MD, Vice Chair Robert Hinckley
Frederick Galt, Treasurer/Secretary Gerald D. Jennings


Help Us Make A Difference

If you’d like to join us in making a difference, please consider making a donation. Your contribution will go directly toward funding a program or project that enhances the quality of life in the communities we serve.

Victoria BaeckerVictoria Carosella Baecker, Community Relations & Corporate Events Manager, is responsible for the coordination and execution of charitable giving for CDPHP and acts as a community liaison for the organization.

CDPHP Treadmill Challenge to benefit American Heart Association

Who and How the Foundation Helps

As our philanthropy has grown over the years, so too have the requests for financial support. While CDPHP still considers all funding inquiries, the growing needs of the community and the volume of requests have prompted us to align our giving with our organization’s mission and goals. Accordingly, The Foundation targets programs and initiatives that impact the following areas:

  • Community health and wellness
  • Social services
  • Education
  • Cultural arts

Key Requirements
The following requirements must be met to qualify for funding from CDPHP The Foundation:

  • The proposed program or project must benefit communities in our service area.
  • Applicants must be registered as a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit, tax-exempt organization as defined under IRS guidelines.
  • Organizations must provide evidence of sound fiscal and administrative management.
  • Organizations must demonstrate financial need related to the proposed project or program.
  • Organizations must comply with all requests for reports related to use of funds and the efficacy and impact of the funded program or initiative.

CDPHP The Foundation does not fund the following:

  • General operating or administrative costs, fundraising, or advertising
  • Partisan, political, or exclusively denominational programs or initiatives
  • Intermediary funding agencies

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Extending Our Reach to Those in Need

In addition to supporting our annual Charity of Choice, CDPHP employees raise funds and tackle hands-on projects for a number of local charitable organizations, including those dedicated to preventing and treating disease, addressing food insecurity, and assisting families and individuals living in poverty or facing health crises. Among the charitable activities we sponsor are:

  • Quarterly blood drives at CDPHP
  • Monthly meal preparation for families staying at the Ronald McDonald House
  • Holiday gift program for needy families
  • Community service projects, such as our annual back-to-school drive

In 2016, our fundraising efforts benefited Safe, Inc., Women’s Employment Resource Center, American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, and The American Heart Association Heart Walk

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“Cornival” Chefs’ Challenge

On Wednesday, August 8, 2018 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., CDPHP® and SEFCU will host the 4th annual Cornival chef's challenge in the SEFCU pavilion at 655 Patroon Creek Boulevard in Albany. All proceeds from the event will benefit the Hope 7 Food Pantry in Troy.

This annual charitable competition attracts hundreds of people and features some of the region’s most talented chefs offering up their most creative and delicious corn-themed dishes for sampling. The goal is to raise awareness of food insecurity in the Capital Region and to provide funding for an area nonprofit that is working to alleviate hunger in our community.

Admission to the event, which is open to the general public, is $10. There will also be opportunities to win great raffle prizes, and B95.5 will be on-site to provide musical entertainment.

Tickets may be purchased on the day of the event or online in advance. To purchase online, simply click on the green “Donate Now” button and specify “Cornival” in the box immediately above the payment information section.

Hope to see you there!

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Help Us Strengthen Our Community

The work of CDPHP The Foundation is made possible through the generosity of our employees, members, friends, business partners, and the community at large. We invite you to make a donation so together we can continue to advance programs and projects that change lives and our community for the better.

Your contribution will directly fund worthy causes throughout the year and may be tax deductible (consult your tax advisor).

Act Now to Make a Positive Difference

Simply follow the directions on the right to make a contribution. We’ll take it from there to ensure your donation has a positive impact on the community!

Victoria BaeckerVictoria Carosella Baecker, Community Relations & Corporate Events Manager, is responsible for the coordination and execution of charitable giving for CDPHP and acts as a community liaison for the organization.

How To Donate

  • Send a check made payable to "CDPHP The Foundation"
  • Mail your check to:
    CDPHP The Foundation
    500 Patroon Creek Blvd.
    Albany, NY 12206
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