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Norwalk Hospital receives $10.1 million legacy gift from the Hottinger Trust

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The Hottinger Trust’s generosity supports Norwalk Hospital’s continued excellence in healthcare. 


Norwalk Hospital is thrilled to announce the generous donation of a transformative $10.1 million legacy gift from the Hottinger Trust, established from the estate of the late Henry C. Hottinger. This remarkable donation will significantly help Norwalk Hospital’s ability to continue to provide exceptional healthcare services to the community.


In recognition of this exceptional gift, Norwalk Hospital’s parking garage will be named the Hottinger Garage, serving as a lasting tribute to Mr. Hottinger's generosity and commitment to the community's well-being.


A resident of Darien, Connecticut and Brooklyn, New York, Mr. Hottinger was distinguished member and founder of the renowned investment banking firm Wertheim & Co. Mr. Hottinger played a pivotal role in establishing one of Wall Street’s first investment research units. His deep passion for musical instruments led to the creation of the Henry Hottinger Collection, a prestigious assemblage of the world’s rarest mid-20th-century violins.


Through meticulous legacy planning, the sale of Mr. Hottinger’s estate, including his beloved violins, has funded a charitable remainder trust, benefiting both his family and Norwalk Hospital.


“This extraordinary donation from the Hottinger Trust is a testament to Mr. Hottinger’s legacy of philanthropy and commitment to excellence,” said Peter R. Cordeau, president of Norwalk Hospital. “We are deeply honored by this generous gift, which will enable us to further enhance our healthcare services and continue our mission of providing compassionate care to all.”


Norwalk Hospital extends its heartfelt gratitude to the Hottinger Trust for their generous support and commitment to advancing healthcare in the community.