PLAINVILLE - The Corsini family of Plainville was among five award recipients at Wheelerâ€™ Clinics eighth annual Hands & Hearts reception on May 17 at The Country Club of Farmington.
The family accepted the award on behalf of Raymond Corsini, who served on Wheelerâ€™s Board of Trustees for 27 years and was known for his commitment to the Plainville community as well as to gardening.
The event honors individuals and families, corporations and foundations for their support of Wheelerâ€™s mission to provide equitable access to innovative care that improves health, recovery and growth at all stages of life. More than 45 philanthropists have been recognized by Wheeler since the inception of this event.
â€śWheeler simply would not be where it is today without Ray Corsiniâ€™s vision,â€ť said Susan Walkama, president and chief executive officer of Wheeler. â€śDuring his time as a trustee, he oversaw tremendous institutional growth at Wheeler, though additions and renovations in Plainville, New Britain and many other locations across the state.â€ť
When Corsini died last November, his family made a $25,000 donation to support Wheelerâ€™s new nutrition program at the Family Health & Wellness Center at 43 Woodland St., Hartford.
Wheeler honored his legacy by naming a teaching kitchen for him at 49 Woodland St., on the Family Health & Wellness Center campus.
Additional 2018 Hands & Hearts Appreciation Award recipients were Holcomb Farm, Delta Dental of New Jersey Foundation, Lois Aaron in memory of David Berkowitz, and Courtney Bourns in memory of Jane Bourns.