Lemnitzer Fund Donates to Wayne Memorial Health Foundation

(Honesdale, January 4, 2023)…A generous donation has been received by the Wayne Memorial Health Foundation’s Century Fund from the Ernest and Margaret Lemnitzer Memorial Fund. The charitable contribution of $24,559.54 brings the total distributed to the Foundation since the fund’s inception to nearly $348,000.

            The Lemnitzer Memorial Fund was created in 1991 to preserve the Lemnitzer family’s legacy of supporting local charitable organizations and providing scholarships to Honesdale High School students. Ernest was the brother of the former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and Honesdale resident, Lyman Lemnitzer.

            The Ernest and Margaret Lemnitzer Memorial Fund is administered by The Honesdale National Bank (HNB)  and local Honesdale businessman, Paul Meagher. To date, grants in excess of $2.7 Million have been paid to qualifying recipients.

            “The Ernest and Margaret Lemnitzer Fund has benefited so many in our community, including young people who sought nursing careers at Wayne Memorial Hospital,” said Lisa Champeau, director of the Wayne Memorial Health Foundation.

 “The fund’s support of our Foundation and its goals has been unwavering, and we are grateful to the Lemnitzer family and to those entrusted with their legacy, Paul Meagher and The Honesdale National Bank.”

Pictured l to r: Lisa Champeau, director Wayne Memorial Health Foundation/Wayne Memorial Hospital (WMH) Communications & Development, Charlie Curtin HNB VP and Trust Officer, Paul Meagher Co-Trustee, WMH CEO James Pettinato, RN, MHSA, CCRN-K.