Message from the Senior Vice President | Greenwich Hospital Office of Development

Message from the Senior Vice President

Noel Appel
Noël Appel
SVP & Chief Development Officer

Dear Greenwich Hospital Friends,

You are all members of our treasured community and now more than ever as we face the challenges of COVID-19, we are thinking about the well-being of you and your families. Greenwich Hospital appreciates your loyal commitment and we wish you good health in these difficult days.

The Development team is proud to support the work of our colleagues on the frontline of delivering care to our patients. We do this by raising essential funding to support their efforts and continue to build world-class clinical services in collaboration with Yale New Haven Health. Central to all of our work is the engagement of so many devoted volunteers who are an extension of our team. They inspire us every day.

Some recent highlights of our work include the establishment of an endowment to honor James R. Sabetta, MD, Chief of Infectious Diseases at Greenwich Hospital. The vision and leadership of Mimi and Don Kirk has been extraordinary and we remain deeply grateful to them. Our team, in consultation with our volunteers, cancelled Benefit 2020 with the promise of implementing it in May 2021 when we will honor Dr. James Brunetti and the Arthur and Elizabeth Martinez family. We bid farewell to our dear colleague and friend Stephanie Dunn Ashley, as she assumes the Executive Director position at the American Red Cross, Metro New York North Chapter. We can think of no more fitting role for Stephanie to devote her gifts and talents and wish her all the best in this new chapter.

We have been experiencing an outpouring of generosity from our community offering support for prepared meals from local restaurants. This has been uplifting for our physicians, nurses and other clinical staff at the hospital. For further information, email me at

Opportunities exist to provide support to our extraordinary hospital staff by giving to two funds for on-going operations and equipment.

We will continue to update our friends on a regular basis through this letter.

Noel Appel signatureNoël Appel
Senior Vice President and Chief Development Officer
Greenwich Hospital Office of Development