We are pleased to announce the appointment of Debbie Bender, Senior Philanthropy Officer, at Charlotte Hungerford Hospital. Debbie recently joined the Hospital’s philanthropy team and will oversee the day-to-day philanthropy and community partnership efforts in the greater Torrington area.

“Debbie’s experience in development and healthcare, paired with her deep understanding and familiarity with Charlotte Hungerford’s service area and business community, makes her a fitting choice to lead our Hospital’s philanthropic efforts, strengthen our long-standing partnerships, and grow our donor network as we build a better future for healthcare in the northwest region,” said Lynn Rossini, Vice President of Philanthropy at Charlotte Hungerford Hospital and Hartford Hospital.

“Debbie’s appointment will allow Charlotte Hungerford Hospital to have a consistent philanthropic presence within the community, providing both its well-established and budding networks of supporters a direct link with our Hospital and development goals,” said John Capobianco, Senior Vice President, Northwest Region, Hartford HealthCare.

“What I love most about philanthropy is helping donors identify areas where they want to make an impact and working with them to build a stronger, healthier community,” shared Bender. “Charlotte Hungerford Hospital touches so many local lives—and there is also a great number of caregivers within this community—providing support to Charlotte Hungerford really does become neighbor-helping-neighbor.”

Bender, a longtime Connecticut resident, says she understands the significance of Charlotte Hungerford Hospital and its historic role within the region.

“Charlotte Hungerford has played a critical role in this area for a long time,” adds Bender. “It’s important to our team that we remain connected to the community it serves and they know this is their hospital and we’re working to provide the best healthcare for the current and future generations of northwest Connecticut.”

Debbie Bender, Senior Philanthropy Officer at Charlotte Hungerford Hospital, can be reached by email at Deborah.Bender2@hhchealth.org.

To learn more about the Philanthropy Team at Charlotte Hungerford Hospital or to connect with a team member, please visit our About Us page.