Oswego Health Names Ferguson to New Director of Foundation Position

OSWEGO, NY – Karen Ferguson recently joined Oswego Health as the director of the newly created Oswego Health Foundation.

Karen Ferguson
Karen Ferguson

The Oswego Health Foundation,  a 501(c)(3), exists to provide all community entities, including individuals, businesses, foundations and others,  the opportunity to give to and support the various programs, projects and components of the Oswego Health system, which include Oswego Hospital, Springside at Seneca Hill, The Manor at Seneca Hill and other Oswego Health affiliates.

Ferguson comes to Oswego Health with extensive fund raising experience.

She most recently worked as the executive director for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation’s Central New York chapter where she successfully developed and managed a team of staff and leadership volunteers to bring a financially under-performing chapter to a viable, progressive, financially stable one.

Ferguson, a native of Oswego, also previously held a position with the American Red Cross, where for several years she served as the branch director for the Oswego office of the American Red Cross of CNY.

“We are glad to have Karen’s fundraising expertise as we continue the development of our new Foundation,” said Adam Gagas, president of the new Foundation board, who is also the secretary of the Oswego Health Board of Directors. “I look forward to working with Karen on our fundraising initiatives, to ensure Oswego Health has the most up-to-date healthcare services here in Oswego County.”

Ferguson is a graduate of SUNY Oswego with a bachelor’s degree in business and has successfully completed the requirements and sat for the Certified Fundraising Executive exam receiving her CFRE designation in 2012.

She also sits on the board of directors for the local chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals.

To learn more about the Oswego Health Foundation, please reach out to Ferguson at 326-3795.