As a not-for-profit community hospital, Bristol Hospital relies on your help to make great plans a reality. There are a variety of ways you can contribute to the Bristol Hospital Emergency Center expansion plans. When you do, you will be investing in more than increased facility space – you will be investing in the health of our community.

One-Time or Annual Donations

A popular option is to give one-time or annual donations through our
online system. It is secure, fast and easy.

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Planned Donations

Planned giving is another popular option, with some unique benefits. Many people – when reviewing their estate plans related
to retirement, capital gains and taxes – enjoy the fact that they can help themselves, while also helping Bristol Hospital.

Stocks and Securities

You’ll reap excellent tax benefits by making a gift of Appreciated Securities to Bristol Hospital. You simply transfer your stock gift to the hospital, the hospital sells it and everyone wins.

Charitable Gift Annuities

A Charitable Gift Annuity is an agreement between Bristol Hospital and you, with mutual benefits. You transfer an asset to Bristol Hospital, and in return, Bristol Hospital provides lifetime payments to you.

Charitable Remainder Trusts

For maximum flexibility and effectiveness in your giving, consider a Charitable Remainder Trust, including the Unit Trust and Annuity Trust options.

Gifts of Insurance

Simply put, you transfer ownership of a paid-up life insurance plan to Bristol Hospital. In return, you receive gift credit – as well as an immediate federal income tax deduction – while the hospital cashes in the policy or receives the death benefit later.

Join the Legacy Society

The Legacy Society is a distinguished group of individuals whose outstanding generosity demonstrates a commitment to the tradition of yesterday and the vision for tomorrow. Members are recognized for naming Bristol Hospital in their estate plans.

If you have already recognized Bristol Hospital in your will, or plan to make a bequest, please contact the Foundation so we may invite you to be recognized in our annual Legacy Society luncheon, as well as in other special naming opportunities.

Business Partners in Philanthropy

Strong corporate collaboration is vital to the mission of a community hospital, in helping our efforts to provide a broad range of high-quality hospital services to all who need them in the surrounding service areas. The Business Partners in Philanthropy program was established in 2000 to provide an opportunity for corporate donors to assist Bristol Hospital in its fundraising efforts. Today, Business Partners participate in and contribute to the success of all of the major fundraising events for the Hospital, including the Hospital Ball, the Festival of Wines & Spirits, and the Annual Golf Classic.

The benefit of the Business Partnership Program is that businesses can select from a menu of sponsorship opportunities for all three of the foundation events, so there is no other solicitation throughout the year. A Business Partner agrees to participate in at least two of the three special events, and the minimum donation to participate is $5,000. A Business Partner signs an agreement for either the fiscal year events (October – September), or on a calendar year basis. Payment for the sponsorships can be made up front or after each event.

Corporate Donor benefits


An opportunity for corporate
donors to assist Bristol Hospital in
its fundraising efforts.


Corporate donors can network and
expand the influence of their
professional spheres.


Listed at the top of event
invitations, signage, and in all
marketing efforts.

Let Us Help You Decide

Contact Executive Director, Mary Lynn Gagnon, 860-585-3002

Naming Opportunities

Bristol Hospital will recognize donors who contribute to this campaign by naming in their honor a physical space within the Emergency Center.

See Naming Opportunites Chart

Impact Fact

Bristol Hospital was the first hospital in the country utilizing the Meditech 6.x
electronic medical record platform to be certified as a Stage 7 level
organization on the EMR Adoption ModelSM.

Earned ANCC Magnet Recognition® from the American Nurses Credentialing Center

Ranked one of the top 3 safest hospitals in CT by Consumer Reports

First Stage 7 hospital in the U.S. using Meditech 6.x records platform on EMR Adoption Model

Named a Most Wired Hospital 4 consecutive years by the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives

One of only two CT hospitals to earn an A grade for safety by The Leapfrog Group

Giving to the Bristol Hospital Development Foundation is
secure, fast and easy. Every gift is truly an investment in the
health of our community.
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