Invest in the Health of Our Community

Bristol Hospital Foundation

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

Supporting the Foundation

The Bristol Hospital Foundation is a non-profit publicly supported organization that exists to solicit, receive, invest, manage, disburse and coordinate philanthropic funds on behalf of Bristol Hospital. The Foundation is the fundraising arm of Bristol Hospital as well as the primary source of funds for new programs and medical equipment for the hospital. Every donor that gives to the Foundation is truly making an investment in the health of our community.

Ways to Give

Not only do you have options for how your gift will be used, but you also have options on what to give and how to give. There are gifts that cost you nothing now, gifts that pay you income and gifts that allow you to decide what happens when. 

Give Online
Our secure online giving form allows you to make a gift of any size at any time with a debit or credit card. Interested in making your support of the Foundation automatic? Select the recurring donation deduction option under Donation Preferences. Our recurring gift program allows you to make a significant contribution through smaller monthly, quarterly or annual installments.

Mail a Check
Please make all checks payable to the Bristol Hospital Foundation:
Bristol Hospital Foundation
P.O. Box 977
Bristol, CT. 06010

Phone in a Gift
Call us at 860.585.3365 and we will be happy to help you make your gift over the phone using a credit card.

Corporate Matching Gifts
Double or triple the impact of your gift through your company's matching gift program by requesting and filling out a matching gift form from your Human Resources department. Send your completed form, along with your gift, to the Foundation at: 
Bristol Hospital Foundation
P.O. Box 977
Bristol, CT. 06010

Planned Giving & Legacy Gifts

You may also make donations through gifts of stock, retirement assets, life insurance, bequests, donor advised funds and charitable IRA roll over. 

Gifts of Stock
When you donate appreciated stocks, bonds or mutual fund shares instead of cash, you'll receive charitable deductions at full, fair market value while reducing capital gains impact. Learn more about Stock Transfer Information here. 

Bequests
Through a provision in your written and executed Will or Trust, you can make a gift in the form of cash, securities, real estate or personal property. There are many types of bequests. Click here to learn more about bequests and choose the one that best fits your needs and intentions.

Gifts of Retirement Assets
Naming Bristol Hospital Foundation as the beneficiary of a qualified retirement plan asset such as a 401(k), 403(b), IRA, Keogh, profit sharing pension plan or other donor-advised funds, will accomplish a charitable goal while realizing significant tax savings. Learn more about gifting retirement assets here. 

Donor Advised Funds
Designate the Foundation as a beneficiary to receive all or a portion of the balance of your Donor Advised Fund (DAF) through your fund administrator. You can also make a grant to us at any time from your donor-advised fund. Learn more about DAFs. 

Charitable IRA Rollover
Make a Charitable IRA Rollover. If you're 70.5 years or older, you can make a gift directly from your IRA to the Foundation. While there is no charitable deduction for a rollover gift, you do avoid the income tax on the donated portion of your required minimum distribution. View IRA Rollover Information here. 

Gifts of Life Insurance
Name Bristol Hospital Foundation as the beneficiary and owner of a life insurance policy by either donating an existing, paid-up life insurance policy you no longer need, or by purchasing a new life insurance policy. Learn more about Life Insurance. 

Bristol Hospital Red Carpet Ball

Saturday, November 19, 2022
The Aqua Turf Club
Plantsville, CT

The Ball is back on Saturday, November 19, 2022! Guests will enjoy an evening of fine food, open bar, live and silent auctions and dancing until midnight. Sponsorship opportunities are available. Call the Foundation Office at 860-585-3365, for more information.

Brian's Story

It was business as usual for Brian Dehm until he had to undergo an emergency appendectomy. He could have chosen any hospital, but chose Bristol even though he lives in Simsbury. “I knew I could count on the Emergency Department, Drs. Sayre and the surgeons, the nurses, and all the caregivers here at Bristol Hospital when I needed them most. We’re all fortunate the hospital is here, and that’s why I support it monetarily, and as a volunteer.”

Meet the Staff

Kaitlyn Pratt
Associate Director, Foundation & Public Relations
kpratt@bristolhospital.org
860.585.3002

Kim Bernier
Public Relations & Foundation Assistant
kbernier@bristolhospital.org
860.585.3150

Maryanne Violette
Foundation Assistant
mviolett@bristolhospital.org
860.585.3365

Find Us

  1. Bristol Hospital Foundation

    145 Queen Street

    Bristol, CT 06010