Give to Backus

Memorials and Tributes

memTribThoughtful gifts in memory or honor of someone dear to you offer a meaningful way to show you care and help Backus provide the best care and life-saving resources to our community.

Your gift to the Backus Office of Philanthropy and Development will be greatly appreciated by those touched by your generosity and will far outlive flowers and greeting cards.


In Lieu of Flowers

Memorial Gifts provide a way for friends and family members to express sympathy and offer consolation to the family, while honoring the life and memory of their loved one.

The Backus Office of Philanthropy and Development notifies the family of these thoughtful gestures and displays the names on a memorial wall. If you wish to name the hospital as beneficiary of memorial gifts, please call us at the Backus Office of Philanthropy and Development (860) 823-6325.


Honor a Special Occasion

Tribute Gifts are made in honor of a friend or loved one, often to mark an important occasion like the birth of a child, birthday, anniversary, graduation or retirement. The Backus Office of Philanthropy and Development shares these celebratory wishes with those honored, and their names are recognized in the hospital’s Annual Report.


Recognize a Care Giver

HandsRecognizing Care Givers through a tribute gift is a wonderful opportunity for grateful patients and families to express their appreciation for the outstanding care provided by a physician, nurse or other member of the Backus team. The Backus Office of Philanthropy and Development acknowledges these expressions of appreciation to those honored.

We encourage anyone interested in making a memorial or tribute gift to call us at the Backus Office of Philanthropy and Development, (860) 823-6325, to discuss specific arrangements to help us fulfill your wishes.