Gift Resources: The Annual Fund

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Become a Defender.

At Claxton-Hepburn Medical Center, taking care of you and your neighbors is our first priority, and we recognize our role as a safety net for the people we serve. Claxton-Hepburn turns no one away and sets aside a certain amount each year to cover expenses for patients who cannot pay for services they have received.

The Annual Fund helps Claxton-Hepburn continue to fulfill its mission to meet our region's health care needs with compassion and excellence by providing a sustainable and flexible source of funds to be allocated to our most critical areas of need. It ensures the long-term viability of our hospital as a resource and safety net for our community.

Every donor counts towards building a better tomorrow. A donation of any size helps ensure that Claxton-Hepburn can continue to offer the quality care and service innovations the North Country needs. Giving also gives you access to the benefits of The Defenders Society, our distinguished group for those that invest in the Foundation.

Join The Defenders Society today, at any level, to ensure a better tomorrow.

The Defenders Society

Garfield Claxton, M.D. Honor Society $25,000.00 +

Dr. E. Garfield Claxton, M.D. gave an extraordinary and transformational gift to the Hepburn Medical Center, creating what we now know as the Claxton-Hepburn Medical Center. His generosity and investment in our community allows the hospital to grow, change, and meet the needs of its patients to this day. Joining the ranks of this society helps to ensure Claxton-Hepburn can continue this legacy.


The Grey Nuns’ Founders’ Society $10,000.00 - $24,999.99

The Grey Nuns of the Sacred Heart have deep ties to the Ogdensburg community going back generations. They served as volunteers and nurses at the hospital now known as Claxton-Hepburn Medical Center, offering comfort and care to its patients. By becoming a member of this society you can ensure the Grey Nuns’ tradition of service.


The President’s Society $1,000.00 - $9999.99

Bishop Edgar P. Wadhams served as the first president of what we now know as Claxton-Hepburn Medical Center starting in 1885. The hospital features a long line of successful, strategic leaders. Joining the President’s Society helps our current leadership fund the projects and programs that will fuel the future of Claxton-Hepburn.


The Seaway Society $500.00 - $999.99

The St. Lawrence Seaway has long been the lifeblood of this area, bringing industry, entertainment, and access to the community. Support at this level allows Claxton-Hepburn to invest in improvements and services that will allow us to provide the best care possible.


The Maple City Club $1.00 - $499.99

The numerous trees populating Ogdensburg have led to it being dubbed “The Maple City.” We hope that supporters of Claxton-Hepburn are as numerous as these honored trees. Investing in this society allows us to support health and wellness efforts beyond the hospital walls, bringing prevention and education to our Maple City community.


Make a gift online now.