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Rob Price Named To Bethesda Foundation

September 17, 2022

HORNELL, NY – The Bethesda Foundation has announced the appointment of Rob Price of Hornell as executive director of the charitable foundation.
Price, a resident of Hornell, is a former reporter and columnist for the Hornell Evening Tribune and has worked in the regional news media for more than 25 years. He currently is a member of Alfred University’s Office of Marketing and Communications.
“We’re delighted to have Rob join us,” Bethesda Foundation Chairperson Lynn Blades said in announcing Price’s appointment. “He brings a wealth of experience in media relations to the Bethesda Foundation, and as resident of Hornell he has a solid knowledge of the region that the Bethesda Foundation serves.”
“I’m honored to join the Bethesda Foundation,” Price said. “Years ago, when I started working at The Tribune, it didn’t take me long to recognize the important role The Bethesda Foundation plays in supporting area healthcare services. Organizations like The Bethesda Foundation are crucial to supporting the quality of life in a rural area such as ours.”
Price’s appointment follows the passing of The Bethesda Foundation’s former executive director, Janice Spence, who died in May 2022. “It’s impossible to replace people like Janice Spence,” Price said. “She and the Foundation’s other past directors have left a legacy to sustain and follow. I’ll have my hands full.”
Formed in 1986, The Bethesda Foundation supports health-related activities within the geographic area served for the original Bethesda Hospital. Recipients of Bethesda Foundation grants have included area volunteer ambulance services, Alfred State College, and UR Medicine St. James Hospital.