Estate Planning

Planning for the Future

This free reference is a complete estate planning guide that will guide you as you consider planned giving options.

The 1933 Society
Estate PlanningThe 1933 Society was formed to acknowledge those individuals who have made provisions in their estate planning for the future of Windham Hospital and/or the Windham Hospital Foundation. The individuals and families that have made bequests or other planned gifts to the hospital are listed in the brochure. Click here to review the brochure.

We are also extremely grateful to those individuals who have informed us during their lifetime of their intention to leave a bequest or who have already made a planned gift to Windham Hospital or the Foundation.

These people are setting a wonderful example for others by letting us know of their affection for Windham Hospital and their intention to make a difference in the healthcare of generations to come. They are:

  • Anonymous
  • Mona Friedland
  • Paula Gladue
  • Hamilton B. Holt
  • Janet Jones
  • Mr. John F. Lenard and Dr. Jean M. Lenard
  • Shawn Maynard
  • Alice Noheimer
  • Carolyn Storrs
  • Kenneth J. Tremblay and Joyce H. Tremblay
  • Carol J. Williams

If you wish to have a confidential conversation with our Executive Director to discuss ways that you can make a difference, please email Shawn Maynard or call 860.456.6861.

Leave a Legacy
LEAVE A LEGACY® is a public awareness campaign to encourage people to leave something in their wills to support causes about which they care. It supports nonprofit organizations and professional advisors as they educate their constituents and clients on the importance of leaving a will and considering a gift to charity. The Windham Hospital Foundation is a member of LEAVE A LEGACY CT®.


Making a lasting contribution to charitable organizations and causes isn't just for the wealthy. Every day, people from all walks of life leave charitable gifts in their wills. In doing so, they make a tremendous difference in the world they leave behind. All it takes is a legal will and the goodwill to make important charitable work live on forever.

Without a will, your property, money, belongings and finances are settled according to state laws, not according to your wishes. When you have a will, it puts you in control of your possessions. You can distribute them to the people and causes that you care for and believe in.

Everyone can help, regardless of income, and each gift makes an impact. 

Top 5 Things You Can Do Today
  1. Prepare a will, and include a gift for the charities that have made a difference in your life or the life of someone you love. Only 50% of those who pass away have a will, and fewer than 3% of those wills contain a charitable gift.

  2. You can donate a specific dollar amount or a percentage of your assets, including stocks, bonds, CDs, real estate, vehicles, art, jewelry or other property.

  3. Name your favorite charity as the beneficiary of your IRA or pension plan.

  4. Name your favorite charity as the beneficiary of an existing life insurance policy, or purchase a new policy and name the charity as the beneficiary.

  5. Honor deserving friends and remember loved ones with memorial gifts.

Please consider naming the Windham Hospital Foundation in your will and become a member of our 1933 Society. If you have questions, don’t hesitate to contact us at 860.456.6911

Thank you.