Discover what inspires passionate supporters to include Columbia Memorial Health in their estate plans.



The Legacy Society acknowledges donors who have named Columbia Memorial Health as the beneficiary of a planned gift in their estate to ensure that we will continue our work and fulfill our Mission to provide the people of our communities with access to safe, high quality, comprehensive healthcare services in a dignified and compassionate manner.


We would love to share your story with our community of donors, express our appreciation for your generosity, and welcome you as a member of the Legacy Society. Please contact Barbara Klassen, Executive Director, at (518) 828-8362 or email bklassen@cmh-net.org.

“It is our goal to contribute to the success of the hospital ensuring we have safe, dependable, high quality care in our local community. We are extremely fortunate to have a facility like CMH in our neighborhood, and it is important to us that local care continues to be available for future generations.”

– Stephen and Marlena Nelson

As a native of Columbia County, a former employee of Columbia Memorial Health, and a current member of the CMH Tri-Village Auxiliary, I know how fortunate our community is to have quality healthcare provided by a compassionate family-oriented team at CMH.
My work in Staff Development for nine years coupled with four years in the Foundation office, offered me the opportunity to meet staff from all departments dedicated to their work, and countless volunteers and donors sharing their gifts of time and vital financial resources.
I am honored to name Columbia Memorial Health in my estate plans to help continue their good work for generations to come.

– Bonnie S. Newkirk