About The Jerome Foundation

St. Jerome Hospital Foundation was incorporated in 1981 to provide financial support for St. Jerome Hospital.  Upon the merger of St. Jerome Hospital into Genesee Memorial Hospital, the name of the corporation was changed to The Jerome Foundation in 2004.  The Jerome Foundation receives, manages, and distributes funds for the benefit of not-for-profit organizations for health-related purposes.

Past recipients of The Jerome Foundation grants include:  UMMC Hospital Foundation, the Sisters of Mercy, Crossroads House, St. Joseph Elementary School, Notre Dame High School, and GLOW YMCA.

Annually, The Jerome Foundation sponsors the Health and Humanitarian Award to recognize volunteer men and women of Genesee County who have helped promote the emotional, physical, and spiritual well-being of the area’s residents.

In addition, The Jerome Foundation supports the William F. Brown, Jr. scholarship.  The scholarship is given annually to a high school graduate from Genesee County who is pursuing a career at a four year college in the field of journalism, communications, marketing, or public relations.

Board of Trustees

Robert Balbick  /  President

Ron Chrzanowski  /  Vice President

Rosalie Maguire Simon  Secretary

Lynn Houseknecht  Treasurer

Chris Fix   Executive Director

Maryann Bowman

Susan Hartrick

Justin Calarco-Smith

Kathleen Kershenski

Gregg McAllister

James Mungillo

Bonnie Morgan

Sister Francine Fasano

John Volpe

The Jerome Foundation Board of Trustees meets quarterly to conduct the organization’s business and review grant requests.

The Jerome Foundation annually supports the Health and Humanitarian Award and the William F. Brown, Jr. scholarship.