Director’s Message – December 28, 2021

Dear Friends,

During the short days and long nights of late, as many best-laid plans have gone kerfluey again, my mind keeps returning to the power of choices and how grateful I am to have them.

I think also about the ways Hill-Stead has chosen to respond to the ever-changing circumstances of our pandemic-era lives: our team’s decision, again and again, to turn Why into Why Not, openly and bravely facing whatever that brings; and our survivor’s refusal to throw in the towel despite the seemingly endless waves of challenge.

In that same spirit, and keeping eyes focused on the positive, I share below a short video that our colleague Ana Alvarez created. It celebrates the accomplishments of the past year, all of which were made possible by you, standing faithfully at our sides.

For that, for choosing to help sustain us, please permit me to take one more 2021 moment to express our gratitude for your generosity. You support our institution, our work, and all those we serve. Hill-Stead is small yet mighty thanks to you!

With excitement for our 75th diamond anniversary in 2022,

and warmest New Year wishes,


Dr. Anna Swinbourne
Executive Director & CEO

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