Giving to Westerly Hospital

Giving to the Westerly Hospital Foundation means giving people access to advanced medical technology. The kind of innovation that helps support greater outcomes. There are various levels of giving including our Founders Society and Cornerstone Society. All donations are tax-deductible.

Scroll down the page to learn about the following:

Founders Society
Cornerstone Society
Annual Fund
Memorials and Tributes
Planned Gifts

Donate online or make your charitable donation to:
The Westerly Hospital Foundation
25 Wells Street
Westerly, RI  02891

For instructions on making a gift of securities, please call the Foundation Office at 401-348-2300.  For information on donating to The Westerly Hospital, contact Nicholas J. Stahl, CFRE, Executive Director at 401-348-3480 or

Founders Society
Founders Society members are the leaders of our Annual Fund program. Membership starts at $500.  At the “Chairman’s Circle” level of $1,000 or more, members will receive special additional recognition.

Cornerstone Society
Individuals who have, verbally or in writing, indicated they have named the Hospital in their will, or included the Hospital in their estate plans, or have established charitable gift annuities become members of The Westerly Hospital Foundation’s Cornerstone Society. Members gather annually to hear about the current status of The Westerly Hospital and its future goals and plans. Members of the Cornerstone Society provide significant long-term support for the Hospital while assisting donors in achieving personal tax objectives, and/or maintaining lifetime income.

2013 Annual Fund
This year, our $1 million Annual Fund goal is being designated to new digital cardiac ultrasound technology.  Gifts of all sizes are required to meet these and many other needs of our patients. It’s a community-wide effort. Smaller contributions add up, and the largest contributors lead the way in providing access to everone to the best possible community hospital, close to home.

“Echo cardiography, very rapidly, with great accuracy and in an absolutely non-invasive way, provides extremely valuable information for the diagnosis and treatment of cardiac conditions. The latest Digital Echocardiography provides significantly improved image quality, allowing us to diagnose and treat the cardiac conditions of thousands of patients every year with excellent accuracy. The immense digital storage capacity allows for immediate retrieval of images and gives us the opportunity to share them with tertiary medical centers for teleconsultation and timely transfer when surgical treatment is indicated.” — George Bourganos, M.D., Cardiologist. President of The Westerly Hospital Medical Staff.

Memorials and Tributes
Tribute gifts are a thoughtful way to recognize a friend or family member’s special occasion or to honor the memory of a loved one. Those who have gifts made in their memory will be displayed on our Angel of Hope Memorial Garden for two years, after which the plaque will be permanently placed in the Hospital Chapel. All those honored with gifts made in memory of or in honor of are listed in the Hospital’s Annual Report.  When making a gift, please let us know if you would like us to notify the family and, if so,  please provide their contact information.

Planned Gifts
Planned Gifts offer a good way to support the work of the Hospital while providing potential beneifts in estate planning. Some gift arrangements can provide a stream of income to donors and/or their spouses for their lifetime or for a specified number of years. Examples of Planned Gifts include: charitable gift annuities, remainder and lead trusts, simple bequests, and the naming of The Westerly Hospital as a full or partial beneficiary of an IRA or other retirement or insurance policy.

For more information regarding Planned Gifts, please contact Nicholas J. Stahl, CFRE, Executive Director at (401)-348-3480 or

The Westerly Hospital Foundation is a tax-exempt organization recognized under Section 501c(3) if the IRS code. Contributions to the Foundation are tax deductible as permitted by law. All gifts to the Foundation are used solelyfor the benefit of patients at The Westerly Hospital.