Baystate Health Foundation received a $50,000 grant to support their Spiritual Services program from the New York Life Foundation based on the exceptional community service of Reverend Ute Schmidt. Foundation Trustee and New York Life agent Jean Deliso, CFP nominated Reverend Schmidt, manager of Spiritual Services, for her compassionate care for patients and families during the COVID-19 pandemic. As a part of her recognition for her contributions to the community during COVID-19, Reverend Schmidt chose Baystate Health to receive the grant
“What an honor it is to receive an award like this one. By nominating my team and myself, the professional talents of those involved were used to lift up the role of spiritual care with its compassionate presence in the health care setting. And, for that, I am truly grateful,” shared Rev. Schmidt.
The Love Takes Action Award program awards $50,000 to local nonprofit organizations, which are championed by New York Life agents and employees. Thirty-five community members from across the nation embodying Love Taking Action, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, were honored. Each honoree selected a nonprofit to receive a $50,000 general support grant from the New York Life Foundation. Reverend Schmidt chose to support Baystate Health’s Spiritual Services program.