• Our mission

    Restoring hope and freedom through philanthropy.

  • Our vision

    To connect, nurture, and grow the lifelong relationships we share with our donors who pave the way for Mary Free Bed to be a global leader in rehabilitative care and research.

About the Foundation

The Mary Free Bed Foundation is a bridge to hope for patients who have experienced a life-changing injury or illness. Your gift helps the hospital provide advanced rehabilitative care to those who need it most.

Patients come to Mary Free Bed with a wide range of conditions. Some have had strokes, spinal cord injuries, or brain injuries. Others have cancer, amputations, or other chronic diseases. But no matter what they’re facing, they all have one thing in common: they want to get back to their lives and the people they love.

As a nonprofit organization, we rely on the generosity of donors. Your gift helps restore independence to thousands of people through highly specialized therapy programs, innovative technology and capital improvements.

Read our Annual Report

Foundation Board Members

  • Chairman of the BoardLee Perez
  • Vice ChairLindsay Benedict
  • PresidentKent Riddle
  • TreasurerNathaniel Guzman
  • SecretaryTimothy J. Pietryga
  • Senior Administrative AssistantKelly Fitzgerald


  • Timothy D. Arter
  • Rev. Katherine Lee Baker
  • Dr. Benjamin Bruinsma
  • Anne Chamberlin
  • Gregory Conway
  • Eva Aguirre Cooper
  • Marcus Jackson
  • Jacques Moss
  • Amy Stuursma
  • Jennifer Taylor
  • Brent Van Haren
  • Diane Vander Maas

Foundation Staff

  • Timothy J. Pietryga

    Vice President, Advancement
  • Jocelyn Dettloff

    Major Gifts Director
  • Laura Dulay

    Development Director
  • Kelly Fitzgerald

    Senior Administrative Assistant
  • Darrow Goodspeed

    Major Gifts and Donor Relations Director
  • Brad Kaufmann

    Director of Planned Giving
  • Ashley Koop

    Foundation Event Planner
  • Maggie Smitt

    Annual Fund Director

The Mary Free Bed Foundation is a 501(c) 3 nonprofit. Donations made to the Foundation are tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law. Our ID number is 46-1164285.

View our 990 tax form.

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