Established in 2014, the Fay Fund was named after a family friend of a donor who fell upon hard
times and needed assistance. His love and devotion to the friend who helped raise his children motivated
him to create a resource to help people maintain their dignity in the face of difficult situations.
The fund is used to support needs of patients outside the hospital when the patient and family cannot
afford them. These include rent, utilities, funeral/cremation expenses, transportation/travel expenses,
as well as durable medical equipment and medical supplies to be used at home.
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. The Fay Fund allows Bridgeport Hospital to expand its impact in the important area of
patient social services.