The Foundation at Bergen Regional Medical Center celebrated its 25th anniversary at the annual “A Taste of Bergen” held on October 24, 2016 at Season in Washington Township, NJ.
The Mission of the Foundation
The Foundation is committed to the following:
- Enhancing the quality of life for those served by Bergen Regional Medical Center
- Supporting educational programs for professionals, consumers, and caregivers
- Educating the community about health issues and services available at Bergen Regional Medical Center
Why Support the Foundation?
With a glance at a woman in her sixties who suffered neurological arrest, you can quickly feel her pain and suffering. A woman once so vibrant who cared for her family was left in the fetal position with feeding tubes and severe depression. She initially only responded to French, her native tongue. Her family was told that she might never come out of this state. After receiving therapy and attending classes regularly at the Bergen Regional Greenhouse and Horticultural Therapy Center, she not only regained her smile, she regained her mobility too. Staff and family members are still astonished by her progress.
Holidays can be hard for those long term care residents who do not have any family. Yet it only takes a warm nose and a wagging tail of one of BRMC’s pet therapy dogs to bring the smile back to their faces.
The Greenhouse and the Pet Therapy Programs are some of the many projects supported by the Foundation.
Thanks to the support of people like you, this is one of only many similar stories. The Foundation has offered many patients and long term care residents an enhanced quality of life and happiness because of continued and generous donations.
Wall of Inspiration
Associations, companies, and individuals who contribute donations of $1000 or more will be recognized on brass plaques located on the Wall of Inspiration in the hospital lobby.
The Foundation at Bergen Regional Medical Center (BRMC) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit corporation (Federal ID# 22-3135663) founded in 1991 as the fundraising arm of the medical center.
Donations can be made online
or sent to
The Foundation at Bergen Regional Medical Center
230 East Ridgewood Ave.
Paramus, NJ 07652
Contact the Foundation:
John Cosgrove – Chairman
Nasar Mahmud – Vice Chairman
Richard Colloca – Treasurer
Don Landzettel – Assistant Treasurer
Gitelle Seer – Secretary
Laura Genovese Behrmann
Rabbi Neal I. Borovitz
Jeffrey Carney, Esq.
Serge Dumay, MD
Lucille Joel, EdD
Nicholas Laganella II
Nancy Mueller, MD