Gratitude Stories - Dave

Donor takes it ‘one step further’

Gratitude story - Dave Dittmann

Dave Dittmann has been a baseball business consultant since 1995 and achieved remarkable success building and growing summer, wooden-bat collegiate baseball leagues and teams. Currently, the Middletown, Rhode Island, resident is also Partner/Chairman of the Amsterdam Mohawks, one of the top 10 franchises in the country. So, he knows a thing or two about winning and the importance of putting together the right game plan.

A longtime donor, Dave recently decided that the right game plan for him was to increase his support of Newport Hospital by including it as a beneficiary in his estate giving portfolio. “I took it one step further and put the hospital in my will,” he says. Doing so not only allows Dave to continue helping one of the causes he cares about most, but it also creates a lasting legacy—something he encourages others to consider.

“The hospital is such a valuable asset to all of Aquidneck Island,” he explains, “and I strongly believe that anybody who lives close by really needs to support it, if they can.”

For nearly a decade, Dave has been a heart patient at Newport Hospital and has experienced firsthand the world-class, lifesaving care its staff provides right here on the island. “It’s easy to support them,” he adds. “Everyone is polite, courteous, and knowledgeable and it’s like a homecoming every time I visit. The people there are very welcoming, and they always maintain a caring temperament 24/7. I don’t know how they do it, but I am so grateful that they do.”

Sounds like a home run to us!

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