Charlotte Hungerford Philanthropy

As a not-for-profit organization, Charlotte Hungerford Hospital is thankful for the gratitude and support that our community expresses for us through philanthropic support.

There are many ways to give to Charlotte Hungerford, from charitable donations and fundraising to campaigns or events, volunteering at the hospital, sharing stories, or being an advocate for us and our patients in the community.

Explore the various ways you can support Charlotte Hungerford Hospital by visiting our Ways to Give webpage and meeting the members of our Philanthropy Team below.

Meet Our Director of Philanthropy

Debbie Bender

Debbie Bender serves as Director of Philanthropy at Charlotte Hungerford Hospital, where she leads the hospital’s philanthropic efforts and works to strengthen the institution’s long-standing partnerships while growing its donor network.

A longtime resident of Connecticut with extensive experience in development and healthcare, Debbie possesses a deep understanding of Charlotte Hungerford’s service area and business community, as well as the hospital’s celebrated history and critical role in northwest Connecticut.

“What I love most about philanthropy is helping donors identify areas where they want to make an impact and working with them to build a stronger, healthier community,” shared Bender. “Charlotte Hungerford Hospital touches so many local lives—and there is also a great number of caregivers within this community—providing support to Charlotte Hungerford really does become neighbor-helping-neighbor.”

If you are interested in exploring ways to support or partner with Charlotte Hungerford Hospital, you can contact Debbie at

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Meet Our Team

Lynn B. Rossini

Vice President

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Meghan Bianco

Director of Corporate and Community Partnerships

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Jenn Coutu

Director of Operations

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Greg Latz

Director of Philanthropy

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Christina Asaro

Senior Philanthropy Officer

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Jenn Hayn

Regional Philanthropy Coordinator

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Jessica Joyce

Associate Director, Institutional Giving

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Rob Keane

Senior Philanthropy Officer

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Kristen Lapenta

Associate Director, Special Events

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Stephanie Lehr

Philanthropy Assistant

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Stephanie Schilke

Development Officer

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Melissa Tranberg

Assistant Director, Community & Philanthropy Relations

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Chris Zaccaro

Associate Director, Philanthropy Communications

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If you have a story you want to share, please contact Chris Zaccaro, Associate Director of Philanthropy Communications, at 

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