The Our Lady of Bellefonte Hospital (OLBH) Foundation is now part of the Bon Secours Mercy Health Foundation.
All local funding raised by the OLBH Foundation will continue to be utilized locally and the foundation will continue to operate with local leadership and its own board. The OLBH Foundation becoming part of the Bon Secours Mercy Health Foundation is a result of last year’s merger between Mercy Health and the Bon Secours Health System to form Bon Secours Mercy Health and the desire to bring the combined system’s foundations together to coordinate planning, goals and increase system resources and capacity.
The Bon Secours Mercy Health Foundation consists of more than 100 team members in 14 offices across seven states, cultivating philanthropy to positively impact patients at nearly 50 hospitals and more than 1,000 sites of care. Last year, the OLBH Foundation disbursed $1,147,391 to support both the Tri-State community and healthcare at OLBH.
The staff members of the OLBH Foundation have new titles as a result of the restructure to better reflect their roles. OLBH Foundation President Luann Serey is responsible for oversight of the administration, programs and strategic plan of the organization. Brooke Elswick-Robinson is now the foundation’s annual programs coordinator, responsible for assigned system-wide projects and the local implementation of annual giving actions and activities. Alanea DeBoard has assumed the role of foundation and board coordinator, responsible for executive level coordination of programs and projects and serving as coordinator to the OLBH Foundation Board of Directors.