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Donor Recognition

Acknowledging your continued support

Stamford Hospital Foundation values your partnership and welcomes the opportunity to recognize your philanthropic support and interests. All donors are acknowledged as Friends of Stamford Hospital and receive an acknowledgement letter in appreciation of their gift.

Bennett Cancer Center Campaign and Annual Gifts

Stamford Hospital’s Bennett Cancer Center is in the midst of a multi-year renovation and expansion project that will help advance the cancer care offered to our patients in the region.

Gifts of $25,000 or more include

  • Select naming opportunity in the Bennett Cancer Center (limited quantity)
  • Name displayed on the donor wall in the Bennett Cancer Center
  • Invitation to Bennett Cancer Center events
  • Inclusion in Stamford Hospital Foundation events
  • Name displayed on the donor wall in the hospital

Gifts made to the Bennett Cancer Center's annual year-round fundraising efforts include unrestricted and restricted gifts, major gifts, tribute gifts, and participation in special events.

Benefits of giving depending on level may include:

Gifts of $25,000 and above include

  • Name displayed on the donor wall in the new hospital
  • Naming opportunity (limited quantity)
  • Invitation to Bennett Cancer Center events
  • Inclusion in Stamford Hospital Foundation events
  • Name displayed on the donor wall in the hospital

If you would like more information about the Bennett Cancer Center Campaign please contact Gayle Alswanger at 203-276-5944 or email

President's Circle

With your gift to Stamford Hospital you will become a partner in transforming healthcare for the people of lower Fairfield County. Gifts to the Hospital come in all shapes and sizes, from one time gifts to five-year pledge commitments. All gifts and pledges will be recognized in a meaningful way, commensurate with the level of gift or pledge.

Below are some examples of benefits of giving at the President's Circle level to Stamford Hospital.

Gifts of $10,000 and above include

President’s Circle members are issued a card with the 24-hour phone number to a team of service navigators.

Our team of navigators provide:

  • Assistance and accompaniment during and Emergency Department visit
  • Assistance with scheduling of services such as diagnostic testing, physical therapy and outpatient procedures
  • Referrals to physicians and specialists
  • Hospital admission assistance
  • In-Hospital visits for you and your loved ones with support during your Hospital stay
  • Invitations to President’s Circle events and programs

Gifts of $25,000 and above include

  • Benefits of President's Circle membership listed above
  • Name displayed on the donor wall in the hospital
  • Patient room plaque or naming opportunity of donor's choice

If you would like to learn more about the opportunities available please please contact us at 203-276-5900.

The Clason Guild

The Clason Guild was established in 1992 and bestows recognition to those contributors who choose to include our hospital in their estate planning. These individuals are recognized for their philanthropic caring with lifetime membership in The Clason Guild. Through their estate gifts, they help ensure the well-being of the community and underscore a commitment to the future and mission of Stamford Health.

The Guild is named for Judge John Clason who made a significant gift in 1892 to create Stamford Hospital. Judge Clason's request was ". . . that it provide the best possible treatment to all patients of the community regardless of race, color, national origin, ancestry, age, sex or religion."

You are eligible to become a lifetime member of The Clason Guild by naming Stamford Hospital Foundation as a charitable beneficiary of:

  • A bequest in your will
  • A trust arrangement
  • The establishment of a charitable gift annuity
  • An insurance policy
  • A gift of personal property

Benefits of membership include:

  • Recognition on The Clason Guild plaque in the lobby of Stamford Hospital
  • Invitations to Stamford Hospital Foundation events including the annual Leadership Dinner
  • Estate planning newsletters and seminars

In recognition of your commitment, your name will be included in published listings of The Clason Guild or you may choose to remain anonymous.

If you would like more information about how you can become a member of The Clason Guild in a manner that benefits you, your heirs and the community please contact Andrew Bisselle at 203-276-2533 or email

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