Betsy and Stephen Corman

Written by Aksel Ritenis


Fundraisers at hospitals call philanthropists like Betsy and Stephen Corman “grateful patients” because they give back generously to the institutions that provided them with excellent care during an illness.

After 60 years of combined service at IBM working in marketing and service, the Cormans decided that they would not spend their retirement on some beach in the Caribbean, but at Greenwich Hospital in Connecticut, where Stephen Corman was successfully treated for prostate cancer.

Starting in 2000, they used their organizational skills culled from years in business to create support groups for prostate cancer patients and work with the hospital’s oncology department to guide those patients on the path to recovery or comfort them in their final days. Today, they continue to log thousands of hours as volunteers doing everything from counseling patients to providing hand-knitted shawls for patients undergoing chemotherapy.

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Aksel Ritenis

Axel is the Editor and Publisher of Connoisseur Magazine "for the Finer Things in Life" and has been the custodian of the magazine for over 10 years and leader of a team of freelance Journalists and Community Members who continue to make it all happen!-Join the Team at Connoisseur Magazine!

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