Gatherings & Celebrations

Our events are a chance to appreciate achievements, to learn and to enjoy the camaraderie of our community.

The Greenwich Hospital Office of Development hosts events throughout the year. Our aim is to develop a fellowship of local philanthropists, donors and volunteers who share an interest in supporting and advocating for healthcare excellence and development at the hospital. Our events, with our partners and the Office of Development team, hospital leadership and medical experts, focus on our philanthropic milestones and initiatives to significantly impact hospital services and raise awareness in the local community.

The Archives

Donor Appreciation Luncheon

June 26, 2024

Guests gathered at The Field Club of Greenwich for the Greenwich Hospital Donor Appreciation Luncheon. The event was a chance for supporters to enjoy one another’s company while also learning about the impact of their philanthropic contributions. Greenwich Hospital SVP and Chief Development Officer Noël Appel spoke about the impact philanthropy has on the hospital and its growth initiatives, and Christopher Davison, MD, the hospital’s Emergency Department medical director, shared progress in Greenwich Hospital’s emergency care, including its new Trauma III designation.

Medical Insights: Neuroscience and Neurosurgery

April 3, 2024

Yale School of Medicine neurosurgeons, Murat Gunel, MD, and Zion Zibly, MD, led the interactive program From Autism to Parkinson’s Disease and Beyond: Neurorestorative Surgery. Discussion ranged from the use of artificial intelligence; cutting-edge noninvasive technologies; restoring early memory loss; using brain-computer interfaces for regaining speech; and deep brain stimulation. The depth of the presentation riveted attendees, who followed up with rapid-fire questions. The event, part of the Greenwich Hospital Office of Development’s Medical Insights speaker series, took place on April 3, 2024, at the Belle Haven Club.

Medical Insights: Children's Health

March 23, 2024

Greenwich Hospital hosted Medical Insights: Celebrating Children’s Health in March 2024 to celebrate a key focus of our $125 million Arc of Care Campaign. The evening, held at the Indian Harbor Yacht Club in Greenwich, offered guests an opportunity to engage with the hospital’s pediatric health experts while also sharing one another’s company. The gathering owes its extraordinary success to event co-chairs Katie Fong Biglin, Jennifer Borzykowski, Julia Braun, Lindsay Gurciullo, Andrea Sinkin Jaffee, Jen Turano and Lindsay Wilner Rudder (all members of the Greenwich Hospital Office of Development Campaign Leadership Council). The event supports The Annual Fund. Gifts to this fund are unrestricted, which means they can be directed where needed most.

Greenwich Hospital Annual Donor Appreciation Cocktail Party

November 30, 2023

Greenwich Hospital celebrated and thanked many of its generous friends for their philanthropic support at a festive cocktail party held on November 30 at The Field Club of Greenwich. More than 80 guests joined members of the hospital’s leadership and medical staff for an annual evening of gratitude, filled with conversation, cocktails and music. Greenwich Hospital President Diane P. Kelly and Board Chair W. Robert Berkley Jr. addressed attendees, sharing words of thanks about the impact philanthropy has on the hospital and its growth initiatives.

Greenwich Hospital Campaign Leadership Council Inaugural Meeting and Reception

June 14, 2023

The Greenwich Hospital Office of Development celebrated its newly established 24-member Campaign Leadership Council with a reception and kick-off meeting at Greenwich Country Club on June 14. Members of the Greenwich Hospital Board of Trustees joined the event. Composed of dedicated friends and supporters from the community, the Council works alongside the Board of Trustees and hospital leadership in the public launch of the Campaign for Greenwich Hospital. Each Council member contributes a unique set of refined skills and a well- informed perspective to this important initiative.

Greenwich Hospital Pediatric Ambulatory Surgery Center Ribbon Cutting

June 5, 2023

Greenwich Hospital, in partnership with Yale New Haven Children’s Hospital, celebrated the opening of its new Pediatric Ambulatory Surgery Center on June 5. The early evening reception at the hospital’s Garden Cafe and Terrace included tours of the new pediatric center and a ribbon-cutting ceremony honoring several community members whose generous support enabled the hospital to build this leading-edge facility.

Conversations for the Curious: Neuroscience and Neurosurgery

March 2, 2023

For a night of science meets art, we headed to The Norton Museum of Art in Palm Beach, Florida. The event, From Genes to Brain Circuits: Neurorestorative Surgery, welcomed Greenwich Hospital friends from both north and south. Dr. Murat Gunel, one of the world’s most progressive and knowledgeable figures within the fields of neuro- surgery, genomics and neuroscience, captivated our guests with exciting science and technologies on the horizon – truly 22nd-century neurorestorative care.

Conversations for the Curious: Heart and Vascular

November 2, 2022

The program, Active & Proactive: Your Heart Needs Both, took place at Belle Haven Club. Progress surrounding diagnostics, treatments, technology, research and clinical trials within the Heart and Vascular field is swift moving. Dr. Christopher Howes, Greenwich Hospital’s Chief of Cardiology; Dr. Eric Velazquez, Physician-in-Chief at the YNHH Heart and Vascular Center; and Dr. Michael Chen, Greenwich Hospital Yale Medicine Cardiologist, shared how these advances are transformative for both clinicians and patients alike.

Restoration: Thread and Gold Reception and Film Premier

April 13, 2022

Friends and supporters of Greenwich Hospital gathered at the Belle Haven Club on April 13 for an evening reception and viewing of the short film, Restoration: Thread and Gold, created in gratitude to the community. The short documentary, produced by the Greenwich Hospital Office of Development, features Gen Saratani, a Japanese laquer artist, and Dr. Sarah Lambert, a Greenwich-based Yale Medicine pediatric urologist and associate professor of urology with the Yale School of Medicine. The two film subjects, who attended the event, each shined light on the art of healing through their respective disciplines, helping the audience discover how mending someone or something restores to us their essence and humanity. The festive evening included a cocktail reception overlooking the Long Island Sound, followed by the film premiere and desserts.

Conversations for the Curious: Behavioral Health

September 14, 2022

Friends of Greenwich Hospital gathered at Greenwich Country Club for the dinner program, Behavioral Health: Where We Stand in Addressing an Intergenerational Crisis. The evening centered around the hospital’s focus on a pressing need for expanded Behavioral Health services, particularly within our community’s adolescent and adult populations. After an opening cocktail reception, guests shared a private seated dinner with leading hospital experts, including Greenwich Hospital’s Chair of Psychiatry Amir Garakani, MD, who discussed exciting expansion plans within this clinical area.