For Donors

Our donors transform lives.
It's that simple.

Wheeler serves more than 30,000 individuals, families, and communities each year, in more than 100 programs, covering 90 percent of Connecticut's cities and towns. Private support from friends like you helps us serve everyone in ways that are innovative, effective, and not possible through traditional funding methods. Best of all, our donors are ENGAGED with us, seeing the benefits firsthand.

  • Our donors spark innovation. Mary Fran and Peter Libassi were innovators throughout their long careers. Today, their support of Wheeler through the Libassi Innovation Fund allows our staff to try and experiment with new ideas, like alternative approaches to pain management. Read more.
  • Our donors help provide effective services. Ray Corsini, Wheeler's longest-serving Trustee, was a passionate cook and gardener. When he passed, his family (right) made a transformational gift to create the Corsini Kitchen at our Family Health & Wellness Center in Hartford. Today, that kitchen and the corresponding nutrition program effortlessly integrates into our whole-person approach to health care. Read more.

  • Our donors enable us to do things that traditional funding does not. We know how to treat asthma. But if the child we're treating goes home to a dirty mattress, all of that treatment may not be as effective. Our Basic Needs Fund, our top priority, allows our Community Health Workers to, for example, buy a new mattress for the child they're working with. Read more.
  • Our donors are ENGAGED. Our partnership with the Mott Corporation is special. Their employees, our "Mott Health Ambassadors," work side-by-side with our team at community events and programs. But they don't stop there. They collect toys for kids in our programs, they comfort families at our Remembrance Quilt events, and they have committed to supporting our shared vision of whole-person health with their philanthropic support of our community health workers. Read more.

Transform lives. Give today.

A contribution by cash or check is a convenient, tax-deductible way to support Wheeler Clinic’s mission. Gifts can be made at any time of year, either as a one-time gifts, or as a periodic contribution to support the clinic and its programs or services.

Click here to make a secure one-time or recurring online donation. It's easy, safe, and quick.

Memorial gifts
Honor the memory of your loved one through a tax-deductible contribution that will support critical programs for individuals, children and families across Connecticut.

Click here to make a secure one-time or recurring online donation.

Honorary gifts
Honoraria for birthdays, anniversaries, weddings and other special events are wonderful opportunities to show someone how much you care.

Click here to make a secure one-time or recurring online donation.

Matching corporate gifts
Matching gifts from your employer give your gift an even greater reach, allowing you to double, or in some cases, triple your contribution!

How to make a matching gift
Check with your company’s human resources department to find out about its matching gift policy. Obtain and fill out the appropriate form from your company’s human resources department and send it to us with your contribution. We will complete our portion of the form and return it to your company.

Please send contributions and matching gift forms* to:
Attn: Department of Marketing Communications and Philanthropic Giving
Wheeler Clinic
91 Northwest Drive
Plainville, CT 06062
*Some forms may be submitted online.

Other ways to give

Planned giving

Corporate and foundation partnerships

In-kind donations

Corporate and foundation partnerships
Wheeler Clinic invites corporations and foundations to partner with us in support of our mission to improve the lives of individuals and families in the communities we serve.
For more information, contact Wheeler's Department of Marketing Communications and Philanthropic Giving at or 860.793.4214.

In-kind donations
Consider donating or organizing the donation of practical (and fun!) items that would benefit our families and children. We encourage businesses and individuals to:

  • Organize collections of back-to-school supplies for the children in our care
  • Organize a diaper drive
  • Organize gift card collections for individuals we serve, and
  • Offer free or reduced tickets to local events and attractions for children and families.

For more information, contact Wheeler's Department of Marketing Communications and Philanthropic Giving at or 860.793.4214.

Philanthropic News from Wheeler

Gift Challenge Match for Fitness Programming Exceeds Goals, Raises $26,000 for Patient Supports

The new year often brings in resolutions to get in shape, and fitness can play a life-saving role in health outcomes, particularly with chronic diseases like diabetes, obesity, and heart disease. Thanks to an anonymous donor, Wheeler has received a $10,000 gift, with a pledge to match up to $5,000 more if other donors come forward by March 31, to help patients achieve better wellness through fitness in 2021.

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Major Gift Creates Transgender Peer Support, Medical, Therapy Services

A $100,000 gift is funding the creation of a specialized service to provide transgender adolescents and young adults with peer support, medical care, and gender-responsive therapy. “Walk With Me” will launch this spring at Wheeler’s community health centers in Plainville and Hartford. It is an outpatient treatment track for LGBTQ+-identifying young people ages 10-25.

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If there's anything we've learned from the past year, it's the power of--and need for--community, particularly communities that work together for a better future that is focused on wellness, justice, and peace for all. Wheeler's new tagline, COMMUNITY | HEALTH | CARE, reflects all of these.

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Providing Basic Needs for Hartford Patients, Ensuring Health

From a grant through the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving’s COVID-19 Response Fund, patients at Wheeler’s Family Health & Wellness Center, a community health center at 43 Woodland Street in Hartford, have received support since July for many basic needs of wellness and healthy life.

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Top Workplaces: Sabrina Trocchi preaches transparency amid a pandemic at Wheeler Clinic

Wearing a blue surgical mask, Sabrina Trocchi stood outside the Susan Walkama Health and Wellness Center at the Wheeler Clinic’s expansive Hartford campus, not far from the center’s COVID-19 testing site. Trocchi, a former chief of staff with the Connecticut Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services a.nd previously Wheeler’s chief operating officer, was promoted to president and CEO in November 2019. Four months later, the coronavirus pandemic tested virtually everything she knew about leadership.

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Wheeler Wins "Top Workplace" Honors for Seventh Year

Wheeler is a 2020 Top Workplaces award winner from The Hartford Courant for the seventh time. In addition, Wheeler President and CEO Sabrina Trocchi, PhD, MPA, received “Top Leader” in the Large Employer category of the same survey.

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