Our Main Giving Opportunities
You may choose the fund you wish to make a donation to by selecting an opportunity below.
The Fund for Bridgeport Hospital
To provide funds for advanced medical technology and to improve operating performance.
Honor Your Caregiver
Say thank you to the caregivers who made a difference in your stay.
Your support is what makes our Hug-A-Bear Program possible. We ask you to make a donation so that we may purchase a teddy bear for a young patient.
Norma Pfriem Breast Center
Provides breast care for all women, regardless of their ability to pay.
Bringing Technology to Life
Bridgeport Hospital is making major investments in critical, life-saving cardiovascular and neurovascular technology.
The Joan Jacoby Fund
The Joan Jacoby Fund at Bridgeport Hospital was established by Milt and Bunny Jacoby in 1988 in memory of their daughter Joan, who died of cancer at age seven. The logo for the fund is part of a mural painted in Joan’s memory that includes her favorite things; clowns, strawberries, flowers, and ice cream.
Bridgeport Hospital Nursing Education Fund
Studies show a direct correlation between increased quality of patient care and nurse development. Access to professional development keeps nursing care clinically relevant as medical knowledge rapidly changes; enhances overall job satisfaction, reduces job turnover; and increases confidence, resiliency, and well-being of clinical bedside leaders.
More Giving Opportunities
Your generosity continues to inspire what we do each and every day. Thank you!
With the greatest of care These are the stories about dedicated physicians, nurses, physical therapists and other caregivers who provide high-quality, compassionate care.
Your generosity in their honor will continue to make a difference in the lives of all of our patients!
Milford Campus M3
Park Avenue Medical Center – Honor Your Caregiver – 3 times for May
Park Avenue Medical Center
HVC/Angio Suite, Diane Rydzy, Nurse Mgr.
Your efforts are an important part of the philanthropic support that Bridgeport Hospital receives each year.
Primary Care Center
A National Leader
The work of Bridgeport Hospital’s Primary Care Center (PCC) is life altering and life
sustaining. The PCC establishes strong patient rapport and trust, lowers barriers and increases
patient access to care
The Fay Fund
Supporting patients' non-medical needs
Uses of the fund have included repair of an automobile so patients can get to their medical
appointments; payment of an electric bill for a family to bring their mother home and the purchase of
clothing and food.
Integrative Medicine & Support
Patients find joy in the moment
The services provided at little or no charge include:
massage, acupuncture, counseling, naturopathy, yoga and Tai Chi. A licensed music therapist
offers a wide range of free classes
Addressing patients’ mental health before a crisis
REACH is an interdisciplinary outpatient mental health program for children, adolescents and
adults. REACH is part of a mental health continuum of care for patients requiring more
comprehensive and intensive therapy.
Oncology Supportive Services
Connecticut Burn Center
"We are honored and truly grateful that our community is providing unprecedented investment in the work of Bridgeport Hospital through philanthropy. Our donors help fund a wide range of initiatives that not only benefit our patients while they are in the hospital but keep them healthy when they leave."
Stephen M. Jakab, CFRE
“In an environment of decreasing resources for hospitals, our donors help us provide safe, compassionate, high-quality care. Philanthropy is a significant and strategic part of Bridgeport Hospital’s present and future.”