As this year nears a close, I wanted to take a reflective moment to share my deep gratitude.
From its earliest days, Greenwich Hospital has been lifted by the partnership of a devoted community. These past months, as we all faced unprecedented circumstances, our community’s attentiveness to our hospital has been both humbling and extraordinary. Your dedication as we navigated through a global pandemic included crucial support with funding, PPE and heartwarming care of our heroic frontline staff. In addition to this tremendous generosity, it has also been a groundbreaking year for Greenwich Hospital fundraising.
Philanthropy is a journey that our hospital takes alongside dear friends. This year, that journey resulted in several transformation gifts which included the funding of two first-of-its-kind endowed named positions in infectious disease and neuroscience. We also celebrated the single largest gift to our hospital, a landmark $14 million, which has kicked off an important chapter in our history with the building of a new Smilow Cancer Hospital Care Center in Greenwich.
The strength of this community has always been bolstered by memorable opportunities to be together, whether to celebrate, express gratitude or to learn about the health care available at Greenwich Hospital. This year, we sought creative and new ways to communicate, to share and to tell our story — most notably with the publication of our first-ever Greenwich Hospital Office of Development Magazine. And, while it has not been possible to be together in the traditional sense, we successfully implemented virtual ways to congregate. Our Webinar Series provides an opportunity to look forward and explore important topics such as leadership in health care, and the convergence of medicine and compassionate care. These moments of togetherness, especially now, are meaningful for us all.
As I look toward a new year, I wish our community a beautiful Thanksgiving and holiday season.
With warm regards,
Senior Vice President and Chief Development Officer
Greenwich Hospital Office of Development