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Monmouth Medical’s Children’s Hospital Named for Unterbergs

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Thomas and Ann Unterberg

Published on September 27, 2013 with No Comments

LONG BRANCH – In recognition of a significant gift from Ann and Thomas Unterberg to the Monmouth Medical Center Foundation, The Children’s Hospital at Monmouth Medical Center will be named The Unterberg Children’s Hospital at Monmouth Medical Center.

Active philanthropists, the Unterbergs, residents of Rumson, New York City and Turks and Caicos, have been longtime supporters of Monmouth Medical Center. Ann currently serves as chair of the Monmouth Medical Center Foundation Board of Trustees and is the vice chair of Monmouth Medical Center’s Board of Trustees. Thomas is a past member Monmouth Medical Center’s Board of Trustees.

The family’s long history of philanthropic support to Monmouth Medical Center includes previous naming opportunities – the Unterberg Pediatric Emergency Room, the Unterberg Learning Center and the Unterberg mammography suites in the Jacqueline M. Wilentz Comprehensive Breast Center.

Ann and Thomas’ involvement with Monmouth Medical Center continues the legacy of generations of Unterberg family members who have supported the hospital, including Thomas’ parents, Clarence and Marjorie Unterberg. Marjorie Unterberg served as president of the School of Nursing at Monmouth Medical Center, where she established the Center for Nursing Excellence. She was also a former vice president of the Board of Governors at Monmouth Medical Center.

“The Unterbergs generosity to Monmouth Medical Center will have a far-reaching impact in our community, benefiting our youngest patients and their families,” said Dr. Frank J. Vozos, president and chief executive officer of Monmouth Medical Center. “The board of directors, the board of trustees of the foundation, the hospital administration, the medical staff and all employees of Monmouth Medical Center express our deepest gratitude to the entire Unterberg family for their continued dedication to Monmouth Medical Center.”

“The Unterbergs’ transformational gift to The Children’s Hospital will create an even more comforting environment to match our high-quality clinical care,” said Dr. Meg Fisher, chair of pediatrics at Monmouth and medical director of The Unterberg Children’s Hospital. “This gift will help us to continue providing exceptional pediatric care throughout the community.”

“Ann and Thomas Unterberg are devoted to providing support to Mon­mouth Medical Center,” said Tara F. Kelly, vice president, Monmouth Med­i­cal Center Foundation. “Their continued support and commitment to the hospital and Foundation ensure that Monmouth can provide necessary care to our patients and community.”

The Unterbergs’ gift will support the pediatric care provided by The Children’s Hospital at Monmouth Medical Center and allow for facility renovations, the refurbishing of patient areas to provide patients and their families with a more comfortable environment and the expansion of the pediatric intensive care unit, which serves hundreds of children each year.

Ann has dedicated herself to philanthropy and nonprofit work for the past 25 years. In addition to her positions with Monmouth Medical Center and the Monmouth Medical Center Foundation, she serves as a trustee of the Two River Theater Company. In New York City, she is chair of Lincoln Center Education, as well as a trustee of both Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts and the International Women’s Health Coalition. She is on the Distribution Committee of the New York Community Trust, a $2.2 billion trust benefiting New York City’s nonprofits. Ann has served on numerous boards in New York and New Jersey, including The Wildlife Conservation Society, Grand Street Settlement, Planned Parenthood of NYC, Monmouth University, VNA of Central Jersey and the Garden State Performing Arts Center.

Prior to her work in philanthropy, Ann worked at L.F. Rothschild, Unterberg, Towbin, a full-service investment banking firm. She is an honors graduate of Boston University.

Thomas is a senior advisor at Diker Management, LLC in New York City and serves as chairman of the Investment Committee of Unterberg Technology Partners, a long-only securities fund. He has had distinguished career in investment banking, beginning in 1956, and is known worldwide as a pioneer in technology investment banking and an expert in emerging growth companies. Thomas has led more 200 initial public offerings, including the IPOs of Intel, Compaq Computers, Lotus, Tandem Computers, Cray Computer, Seagate Technologies, Conner Peripherals, Lin Broadcasting, Thermo Electron and AES Corporation. Additionally, he has been instrumental in the Israeli high-technology industry as investment banker of numerous IPOs and as a venture investor while serving as a director of Tamar Ventures. As a banker and advisor, Thomas has served on more than 30 corporate boards.

Thomas has served as a trustee of many nonprofits, most notably Grand Street Settlement, where he recently retired as chairman after 40 years. He has served as a member of the Princeton University Investment Committee and currently serves on the board of the Two River Theater Company. Thomas holds a bachelor’s degree from Princeton University and a master’s degree in business administration from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

To learn more about ways to support Monmouth Medical Center, call Kelly at 732-923-6886 or visit www.monmouthfoundation.org.

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