Lyn D. Traverse
“We’re saving and transforming lives daily, and giving patients and families their lives back.”
Transforming the great work of Silver Hill Hospital into philanthropic donations is the mission of Lyn D. Traverse, Director of Development. “My job is to bring the issue of mental health and addiction out of the shadows,” she says, “so we can talk about it and bring more support to it.”
Lyn cites statistics from the National Institute of Mental Health, that one in four Americans suffers with mental health or addiction, to make her case for the importance of support for mental health. “Everyone’s life is touched by this,” she says.
Silver Hill donations are used for patient financial aid and capital improvement, says Lyn. “I also hope to launch an endowment campaign in the future,” she adds, “to ensure continuity of patient care through all economic conditions.”
Former patients and families seeking engagement with Silver Hill is key to Lyn’s philanthropic efforts. “I look to discover people who are appreciative of the hospital’s work and want to turn that gratitude into something meaningful, whether it’s giving money or being an ambassador to other donors for us.”
Philosophy, New York University; Bachelor of General Studies, Philosophy, University of Connecticut
Director of Development, The Hastings Center; Campaign Directory, Friends Seminary; Director of Development ans Communications, Haskins Laboratories