resident Gerard Robilotti and his wife Martha are strong believers
in Western and its ever-growing presence in the community.
Robilotti, who runs a consulting business, is retired from Danbury
Hospital, where he held positions including president of the
hospital and executive vice president of Danbury Health Systems. An
active member of the Western community, Robilotti has been a member
of the WCSU Foundation Inc. board of directors for the better of 20
years and served as its chairman in 2000.
“I strongly believe in the mission of Western and I have seen it
grow in academic excellence during my 20-year association and have
always been impressed with the quality of faculty and administration
and their dedication to students,” Robilotti said.
Robilotti, whose consulting business focuses on healthcare
institutions, organization and higher education, said that he has
seen directly the impact that Western has had on the community —
especially with respect to healthcare. One of his responsibilities
at Danbury Hospital was setting up an education affiliation with
Western, one that has continued to expand over the years.
“We began to develop a strong relationship with Western because we
felt the healthcare programs and those graduates would be an
important resource for Danbury Hospital,” he said. “It was a very
important relationship, primarily in nursing.”
A new member of the university President’s Club, Robilotti said he
and his wife wanted to make sure their contribution could be used
where it would most benefit students directly. “As far as giving
back to the community, I think people need to make decisions
regarding what organizations they can support and I think that
Western is a very important part of the community.”