The Camarda Charitable Foundation was established in June of 2006. This foundation supports community groups and programs that enhance the quality of life for residents. It focuses on four areas:

· Health care and emergency services
· Environmental, historical and community planning initiatives
· Recreation and fitness
· Education and counseling

The Camarda Charitable Foundation will contribute more than $650,000.00 in 2006 and 2007, the foundation's first two years of operations. Charitable donations include:

· 35 acres of land for the Hamlet of Carmel's first park (Donated in December 1999)
· $500,000.00 to Putnam Hospital Center's Campaign for Tomorrow initiative that will help fund the construction of a new five story 113,000 square foot wing to expand the hospital's oncology and cardiology services departments.
· $100,000.00 to the Mahopac Activities Coalition which was created to fund sports and extracurricular activities in the elementary school, middle school and high school .
· $54,230 in grants to 11 Putnam County community-service groups including:
Camp Wilbur Herrlich; Carmel Volunteer Ambulance Corps; Carmel Troop 1, Boy Scouts of America; Carmel Fire Department; Carmel High School Varsity Baseball; Mend a Heart; Patterson Baptist Church; Patterson Recreation Center; Putnam County Arts Council; Putnam Family and Community Services; and Putnam/Northern Westchester Women's Resource Center.

2009 – 2013 Support of Putnam County Emergency Services of $25,000
Putnam County Executive Thank You Letter
PHC receives $250,000 donation
January 2008

Paul Camarda has kept his promise. Camarda, known affectionately throughout the area as Putnam's Donald Trump, delivered a $250,000 check to Putnam Hospital Center Friday as the second installment of his $500,000 contribution to the hospital's new 113,000-square foot, $34 million addition that will allow cancer patients to have a state-of-the-art facility in which to receive radiation treatments close to home.


Camarda Charitable Foundation announces $54,230 in grants to Putnam County organizations
January 2007

The Camarda Charitable Foundation announced today that it made $54,230 in grants to 11 Putnam County community-service groups during the fourth quarter of 2006. This brings donations to a total of $654,230 for 2006, the foundation's first year of operations, founder Paul Camarda said.


Groundbreaking held for Camarda
Care Center

July 2006

With shovel to ground, the ceremonial first step for Putnam Hospital Center's new major building project was taken last month by members of the hospital's administration, board of directors and foundation board as well as area politicians and community members. At the same time, The Campaign for Tomorrow capital campaign to help fund the project was formally announced.



Camarda donates $100k to Mahopac Athletes
August 2006

The Mahopac Activities Coalition got a big boost in its fundraising efforts in August of 2006 when the Camarda Charitable Foundation donated $100,000, providing a cash transfusion toward the $345,667 needed by September 1 to insure that the schools maintain their sports programs.



Camarda Charitable Foundation Launches
Grant Program

Awards $500,000 to Putnam Hospital Center
The newly formed Camarda Charitable Foundation today awarded a $500,000 grant to the Putnam Hospital Center’s “Campaign For Tomorrow” capital campaign that will help fund the construction of a new 111,000-square foot building to be called the “Camarda Care Center.”