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Susan Hubbell Legacy Society

Honoring those who have made planned gifts to Bridgeport Hospital

The Susan Hubbell Society recognizes members who have made a commitment in their estate plan to provide enduring support for Bridgeport Hospital.

In the 1870s, Susan Hubbell bequeathed $13,500 and a lot of one acre of land at the summit of Mill Hill for the construction of Bridgeport Hospital. According to the provisions of her will, “an equal amount was collected from citizenry in order to validate her gift.” Two other generous women, Catherine Pettengill and Frances E. Pomeroy also made notable contributions. Bridgeport Hospital opened on November 12, 1884.

A local newspaper at the time extolled the virtues of philanthropy: “One lives longer in the grateful memory of ones associates by leaving memorials that can be of service to humanity and fellow citizens. Money any man or woman intends leaving for community purposes can be dedicated to no higher, nor more vital, humanitarian end.”

Legacies from friends like you are essential to fulfilling the healthcare mission of Bridgeport Hospital. Your membership in the Susan Hubbell Society offers you a wonderful opportunity to leave a lasting legacy, tells a story about what really matters to you, allows you to help define the future of Bridgeport Hospital and make a difference in countless lives that come after yours.

It would be most beneficial to our planning if we could accurately document your gift and welcome you to the Susan Hubbell Legacy Society. Please let us know if you have already included Bridgeport Hospital in your estate plan:

  • Through your will
  • Insurance policy
  • Retirement plan assets (IRA or other)
  • Trust arrangement
  • Other

A New Free Will Service

Getting started is easier than you think

To make it straightforward and easy for you to begin writing your will, we’ve partnered with FreeWill. Including a gift to Bridgeport Hospital is a powerful way to ensure that future generations have access to outstanding medical care.

This tool is free to you whether you choose to include a gift to Bridgeport Hospital or not, and it can be used to create a fully valid legal will or guide you through planning your will before finding a lawyer near you. is a for profit Delaware public benefit corporation, which is intended to produce a public benefit(s) and to operate in a responsible and sustainable manner. FreeWill is not affiliated with YNHHS or its affiliates, and YNHHS makes no endorsement of its services.


If you intend to provide for the hospital in your estate plan, we thank you! It would be most beneficial to our planning if we could accurately document your gift and welcome you to the Susan Hubbell Society. Please send us an e-mail at or call us at (203) 384-3522 and we will update our records to properly reflect your future commitment.

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