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Hartford Hospital Philanthropy

Hartford Hospital relies on gifts to provide services that otherwise might not be possible, to care for the most vulnerable in our region, and to offer innovative technologies for the benefit of all we serve.

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Our Impact

  • $1.8b
    Operating Revenue
  • 13,117+
    Inpatient Surgeries Provided
  • 250,124
    Patient Days Served

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Jim's Story

Researching Ways to Benefit Hartford Hospital and its Patients

Jim’s interest in medicine eventually led him to stewardship at Hartford Hospital, where he first became a Corporator and later a member of the hospital’s Board of Governors. As a former law professor, Bowers always appreciated the value of research and sought an appointment to the hospital’s Research Committee. It’s a seat he has now held for 22 years.

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Dolores and Tom’s Story

A Look Back at 31 Years of Black & Red

Over the last 31 years, Hartford Hospital’s Black & Red gala has earned its reputation as one of Connecticut’s premier philanthropic events—and one couple has almost seen them all. What started as a way to turn their grief into something positive, morphed into three decades of volunteerism at Hartford Hospital and major support for the annual Black & Red.

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Sara's Story

After struggles with a rare disorder, a donor and BJI researcher united to help others overcome it.

People living with Ehlers-Danlos syndromes (EDS) can spend years searching for a diagnosis. An anonymous donor who spent most of her adult life searching for the cause of her digestive problems before Hartford Hospital physicians diagnosed EDS hopes to change that through a generous gift supporting the research of HealthCare senior scientist Sara Strecker.

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Justin's Story

Justin Carmona wants to be the best fundraiser in the world by using video games.

Justin is realizing his philanthropic goal through the TwitchTV stream Game4theCure. For every game Justin’s team wins, members donate to the Helen & Harry Gray Cancer Center at Hartford Hospital. The stream has raised more than $1,500 to date.

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Project Purple’s Story

A Son’s Promise to Defeat Pancreatic Cancer

Before his father’s death, Dino Verrelli made him a promise that they would never give up on defeating pancreatic cancer—and it’s a promise upheld through Project Purple.

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Jill’s Story

Honoring Her Parents’ Legacy of Service and Love for Children Through The Yvette & Arthur Eder Patient Assistance Fund at Hartford Hospital

The Yvette & Arthur Eder Foundation was founded on a wish from its namesakes to help sick or distressed children and their families during a challenging time. The Foundation—a generous supporter of Hartford Hospital and its patients—was created by Yvette and Arthur’s daughter Jill as a way to honor their legacy and love for children. It has since supported many Hartford Hospital patients and families in need by providing financial assistance.

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Dr. Bill Henry’s Story

Hartford HealthCare has played a vital role in many of our lives, from the professionals who cared for us as infants to the first responders there for us when emergency strikes.

Sometimes those personal and professional relationships can be mutually interdependent, as was the case when Dr. Bill Henry—who had devoted his career to caring for children—on his final journey home received the same high standard of care from a former patient.

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Debbie’s Story

Deborah “Debbie” Bator was passionate, especially about helping people. Her brother Michael Kamal says she was born that way.

As a volunteer and certified Reiki practitioner, Deborah “Debbie” Bator brought enthusiasm and passion to the touch therapy she provided to patients at the Helen & Harry Gray Cancer Center at Hartford Hospital.

Sadly, Bator, who was from Willington, died in 2020. To honor her uplifting spirit, her family established the Debbie Bator Memorial Fund to support integrative and holistic medicine for cancer and hospice patients. Friends and family have raised nearly $10,000 in tribute to Bator’s dedication.

Debbie’s Story

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