The Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine Middletown Endowment Fund was recently established within the Community Foundation to support the programs, activities and campus of Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine – Middletown.
The Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine-Middletown Campus opened in the former Horton Hospital building in July 2014 with 35 faculty and staff members and 135 medical students. This is the fifth medical school campus of the Touro College and University System, which includes medical schools in California, Nevada, Harlem, Westchester, and now in Middletown. As of December 17, 2014, all 135 first year medical students have successfully completed the first semester of school, and have done very well on their exams. In addition, the school had an accreditation inspection in November, which was very positive, with 3 commendations and no deficiencies. Although the Touro medical students come from all over the United States and Canada, they have been welcomed by the Middletown community and have become part of the city. Dr. Kenneth Steier, Dean of the medical school campus, is an experienced medical educator who is Board-Certified and Fellowship-Trained in Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Medicine, and Critical Care Medicine. Dean Steier stated “we are so pleased to be part of this vibrant community, and look forwards to producing the physicians that are needed to help address the healthcare needs of the families living here.”
About the Community Foundation of Orange and Sullivan:
The Community Foundation, a 501(c)(3) public charity, is celebrating its 15th year of charitable leadership and philanthropy. The Foundation has significantly increased local charitable funds and empowered donors to make a profound difference in the quality of life in our region with the creation of over 190 funds that will provide grants and scholarships forever! Since 1999, the Foundation has been an effective steward of the community’s charitable resources and has been a leader in the administration of scholarships, and grant making for the benefit of nonprofit organizations in Orange and Sullivan Counties, and beyond.
Contributions to The Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine Middletown Endowment Fund may be made to CFOS-Touro College Fund and sent to the Community Foundation of Orange and Sullivan, 30 Scott’s Corners Drive, Suite 203, Montgomery, NY 12549. Secure online donations may also be made at www.cfosny.org. The Community Foundation of Orange and Sullivan is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. All gifts are tax deductible under current tax laws. For more information, call the Community Foundation at (845) 769-9393.