A newly formed Campaign Leadership Council is ushering in the next stage of the Campaign for Yale New Haven Health Greenwich Hospital. This successful multiyear fundraising initiative will continue to fuel expansion within Behavioral Health, Children’s Health, Heart and Vascular, Neuroscience, and Oncology – all areas of clinical importance to the communities the hospital serves.
The 24-member Campaign Leadership Council is composed of hospital supporters and friends from throughout the community. As the Campaign enters its public phase, kicking off at The Benefit on September 22, the Council will work alongside the Greenwich Hospital Board of Trustees and hospital leadership to help reach fundraising goals.
“The members of our Campaign Leadership Council are incredible community partners and champions of Greenwich Hospital,” said Greenwich Hospital Board Chair W. Robert Berkley, Jr. “Each appointee is enthusiastic about the mission of Greenwich Hospital. They bring a well-informed perspective to this major initiative as well as themselves investing in the future of the hospital.”
The Campaign’s five areas of healthcare excellence are central to Greenwich Hospital’s expansion plans and commitment to deliver the innovative benefits and physician expertise of a large academic health system within the convenience and personal attention of its local setting.
Over the past four years, while in its silent phase, the Campaign has reached significant milestones including raising $63 million, all of which has advanced key growth areas within Behavioral Health, Children’s Health, Heart and Vascular, Neuroscience and Oncology.
“Our Leadership Council members have generously supported the Campaign through their philanthropy and as devoted volunteers. This generosity is inspiring and has also ensured the advancement of the vision for our hospital’s future. We are thrilled to work with them at this extraordinary moment in our history,” said Noël Appel, SVP & chief development officer at Greenwich Hospital.
Greenwich residents and council members Gregory and Dana Rogers have been vocal advocates and supporters of Greenwich Hospital’s NICU for over 25 years. “Greg and I are very pleased to join the Leadership Council at this critical juncture in the campaign,” said Dana. “We are excited to see the progress that unfolds over the next few years within all clinical areas, including Children’s and Maternal Health.”
Council members Kate and Jim Clark became involved at Greenwich Hospital during the pandemic because they were interested in ‘giving back’ to their hometown hospital. “Jim and I feel strongly about supporting such an impressive hospital right here in Greenwich,” said Kate. “By serving on the Campaign Leadership Council, we will be honored to have a front-row seat to the incredible work being done to grow local healthcare into something even better.”
The Council kicked off its first formal gathering on June 14, 2023, with a reception and meeting at Greenwich Country Club, alongside hospital leaders and trustees. The Council meets twice annually with special sessions throughout the year.