Donor Support

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Caring People Making a Special Gift

For more than a century, Gaylord has been devoted to providing outstanding care for thousands of patients. We are fortunate to have many patients, families, friends and businesses express their gratitude through gifts designed to continue the hospital’s work. Each of our donors has a unique story about the experiences that shaped their decision to make a gift to Gaylord.

Online Giving

Planned Giving

Through planned giving, you show that you believe in the work of Gaylord Hospital, and you want to ensure that we will continue to help for the generations to come. Planned giving may be an ideal way for you to give a gift that makes a difference for us, but still considers your own future financial needs and those of your family. Visit our Planned Giving site for more information.

The Gaylord Giving Societies

Gifts to the Annual Fund benefit patient care, programs and the facility. Membership in our Giving Societies is automatically accorded to all donors and is based on total giving to the hospital within a single fiscal year (October 1-September 30).

Copper Beech Society
Lifetime giving of $100,000 or more
Founder’s Society 
Bell Society 
Chairman’s Club
President’s Circle 
Burgess Benefactors 
Morriss Associates
Century Club 
Silver Shop Associates
Cottage Club 

Other Opportunities

Ekso Program and Step Up! Scholarships: Two ways to support an innovative new program that uses the newest techonology, the Ekso bionic exoskeleton, to help patients with lower body weakness or paralysis to stand and walk. 

Capital Projects: New equipment and physical plant enhancements are just two examples of ways your gift can directly impact Gaylord and ensure the hospital’s tradition of excellence.

Endowed Named Fund ($25,000 minimum): A gift to the endowment is an investment in Gaylord Hospital. The income promises to ensure the quality of care for generations to come. When establishing an Endowed Named Fund, you may specify how you want the funds used and the fund can be named for yourself or a loved one. You define the fund’s purpose, whether it be:

  • Patient care
  • Therapeutic recreation
  • Campus beautification
  • Research
  • Unrestricted (to be applied where the need is greatest)

Organizing and hosting an event to benefit Gaylord is a wonderful way to help support our efforts and it is easier than you think. Download instructions by clicking the title above and send us the completed form with your proposal for an event and we will be in touch with you. Questions? Contact Tara Knapp at (203) 284-2838 or email:

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