Anonymous Bequest is the Latest in a Series of Big Donations to the Hospital
(Hartford, Conn. September 22, 2011) – Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center has received a $10 million gift from a grateful family that wishes to remain anonymous.
"In this very difficult economy, philanthropy of this magnitude is essential to enabling Saint Francis to continue acquiring leading-edge technology and providing world-class care. It also underscores the value of the vital outcomes delivered by Saint Francis to our community each and every day. Many patients will benefit greatly from the extraordinary generosity of this family," said Christopher M. Dadlez, President and Chief Executive Officer.
The unrestricted $10 million gift is the latest in a series of major donations to Saint Francis. In July 2008, the Hospital received the largest donation in its history, a $12.5 million gift from an anonymous donor in support of the Hoffman Heart and Vascular Institute. An anonymous $6 million gift, announced in January 2008, is supporting the Hospital's orthopedic program, including the Connecticut Joint Replacement Institute (CJRI). More recently, in April 2010, a $2.5 million gift was received from an anonymous donor, also for unrestricted use.