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Crittenton Unlimited Potential

The role of the Crittenton Foundation’s Employee Unlimited Potential Group is to seek and secure gifts from employees while promoting the employees, hospital, and community. Employee Unlimited Potential (UP) is a group of hospital employees who have made a philanthropic investment in Ascenion Crittenton. Employees carry on a tradition of philanthropy initiated by Crittenton’s founder, Howard McGregor, Jr. In 1965, Howard McGregor, Jr. donated a portion of his farmland to build a hospital and raised $2.5 million from the community. Ascension Crittenton Hospital stands on this land today.

Some of the Projects Funded by Employee Unlimited Potential

  • Heart Defibrillators throughout the hospital
  • New pediatric training equipment
  • CPR demo for the Community Health and Education Department
  • A community garden to benefit Rochester Area Neighborhood House
  • Grants to Gleaners Food Bank and Rochester Area Neighborhood House to feed the hungry in our community
  • On-site walking trail for staff, patients and visitors

Executive Unlimited Potential Members

  • Bernie Hung, Chairman
  • Angela Delpup
  • Denise Gray
  • Paula Grube
  • Marisa Jurczak
  • Cindy Long
  • Sandy Williams
  • Karen Wood
  • Leiby Dardas

The Executive Unlimited Potential Committee functions under the Crittenton Foundation. The committee meets every 3rd Thursday of the month from 2-3pm. The committee is currently seeking a new executive member. If you are a U.P. donor, motivated to support our mission (support the employees, hospital, and the community), and are available to attend monthly meetings, please call Bernie Hung at ext. 5521.

Weeding Wednesdays


Join us for “Weeding Wednesdays’” every Wednesday from now until October at noon and 4:45 p.m. at the raised vegetable garden beds located at the UP Walking Trail. No experience or special equipment is necessary. Come to this informal gathering for 10, 20, or 30 minutes rain or shine (excluding any hazardous conditions of course). Support the effort to keep our garden weed free and tended for the “Raising Rochester” (RR) urban garden program. Learn more about how our efforts are making a difference in the community.  

The Unlimited Potential Group gave a grant in 2014 to the RR program for materials to build the raised beds and help fund the program start-up, as well as provide a host site for fourteen beds. All the vegetables and herbs grown here organically are donated to children and others at greatest need with a portion being sold at the local Rochester farmers market to sustain the program. For more information, contact Marisa Jurczak at ext. 5458.

Thank You For Celebrating Opening Day

Deck On behalf of the Employee Unlimited Potential (U.P) Executive Committee and Sodexo, I want to thank everyone who stopped by the cafeteria to celebrate Tiger’s Opening Day and the Opening of the UP Patio! I also want to welcome and thank the new members (donors) to U.P.:

  •  Pamela Birchmeier, 5 West
  • Laura Boutorwick, Registration
  • Leiby Dardas, Food & Nutrition
  • Brandi Kenyon, 5 West
  • Jennifer Tate, Nursing Admin
  • Derick White, CT
  • Kathleen VanPoppelen, Pre-Op/Recovery/Endo

The winner‘s of the Detroit Tiger Tickets are:

  •  Steve Fush, Security, Member Since 3/28/2009
  • Patricia Mauro, Mother/Baby, Member Since 1/1/2006
  • Laura Boutorwick, Registration, New Member

Congratulations and thanks again to all of our U.P. members!

The UP Patio and UP Walking Trail is Open!

The summer months have brought us warm weather, which means the UP Patio (photos of the picnic tables) and the UP Walking Trail is open! The Walking Trail is a .25 mile loop that is located just behind the Parking Garage, near the oxygen farm.

The mission of Ascension Crittenton Hospital’s Employee Unlimited Potential (UP) Group is to promote and support employees, the hospital, and the community. If you are looking to join UP, please complete the membership form and return to the Crittenton Foundation. Download the UP Membership Form
photo (3)   Please take a look at our new walking trail sign! It’s located at the South entrance behind the Parking structure. Relax and de-stress on the UP Walking Trail (1/4 mile) on your next break/lunch hour.        

Learn more about how our efforts are making a difference in the community.