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About Us

The Mercy Hospital Foundation was formed in 1978 to solicit, receive and administer philanthropic support for the benefit of Mercy Hospital. If you believe, as we believe, that your healthcare provider should be inspired by faith and committed to excellence, then join us in our mission.


To raise funds and steward existing resources, to support the patient care, projects and programs of Mercy Hospital of Buffalo.

Our Purpose

To raise new funds and steward existing resources which support, improve, and promote the care and service provided by Mercy Hospital of Buffalo.

Board of Directors

Daniel Joyce, Chair, Hodgson Russ LLP
Richard A. Serra, Vice Chair, Allpro Parking
James Tilley, Treasurer, Community Volunteer
Sharon Prise Azurin, Secretary, Phillips Lytle, LLP

Laura Bickert, Bank of America, Merrill Lynch
Eddie Bratko, President, Mercy Hospital of Buffalo
Jim Crowley, Crowley Webb
Neil Farrell, Farrell Financial, LLC
Martin Griffith, Bank on Buffalo
Vincent O. Hanley, Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC
Rurik C. Johnson, MD, Surgical Associates of WNY
John Shaflucas, Shaflucas Architects
Jeffrey P. Steinig, MD, Mercy Hospital of Buffalo
Mark A. Sullivan, President & CEO, Catholic Health
Ann L. Swan, Community Volunteer
Bryan Wittman, Dry Creek Group
Deanna Messinger, Executive Director, Mercy Hospital Foundation


Deanna Messinger
Executive Director
Mercy Hospital Foundation

Kathy Guest-Shadrack
Administrative Assistant
Mercy Hospital Foundation