Planned Giving

Everyone Has the Power to Make a DIFFERENCE in People’s Lives

Freear Pollard Barnwell, new member of Heritage Society, and Dr. Amy Loeb
(l-r) Freear Pollard Barnwell, new
member of Heritage Society,
and Dr. Amy Loeb, Executive
Director, Peconic Bay Medical Center

Did you know that people who volunteer their time, energy, and resources in the service of others live longer, happier, more satisfying lives? Every contribution, no matter what size, provides benefits for the contributor as well as the beneficiary.

Connect your passion with our mission … this is what Freear Pollard Barnwell is accomplishing, and it didn’t happen overnight.

After graduating from Finch College in New York, she settled in Manhattan. She retired in 1993 after working as a systems manager for Corporate Information Services at Pfizer.

She keeps busy playing competitive croquet in Westhampton and Florida.

Freear is a long-standing member of the Remsenburg Garden Club and the Remsenburg Association and is a supporter of the Remsenburg Academy.

When her husband Bobby got ill and then passed away, Freear understood the importance of what it meant to be a caregiver. And as a volunteer for PBMC, she knew exactly where to turn for help. She did all she could to do the right thing by him and make him comfortable every step of his journey.

She was an integral part of the Black & White Gala committee since its inception. Not only did she volunteer her time and enthusiasm for the event, but she was also a major donor.

She is a founding supporter for the newly opened Caregivers Center as well as the Progressive Care Unit.

This year her generosity continues. She advised Peconic Bay Medical Center that in addition to the annual gifts she will continue to make, she made the decision to leave a portion of her estate to Peconic Bay Medical Center—which will help the Medical Center and community it serves for years to come. She referenced this particular gift to the Medical Center as her child. It is very important to her that the Medical Center continues to grow even when she won’t be around. She also stated she hopes to be here on earth for quite a bit longer!

Freear Pollard Barnwell and friends

Freear enjoys living in Remsenburg and Palm Beach Gardens … with her many friends.

“Freear is like the Energizer Bunny … she just keeps going.” Prior to COVID-19, you would see her in the hallways of the hospital having just visited a friend or neighbor.

She once stated: “When we contribute to PBMC, we help improve the health and well-being of our entire community. Join us and make a DIFFERENCE!”


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