Above: Joshua Weinshank, who leads the Ridgefield office of Cramer & Anderson, with RVNAhealth President & CEO Theresa Santoro.
As 2019 winds down, we at RVNAhealth are grateful for the support we’ve received from so many organizations and individuals in the community. One organization that has been actively engaged throughout the year in helping us bring our mission of lifelong health and wellness to individuals in western Connecticut – and beyond – is the law firm Cramer & Anderson.
Specializing in practice areas that include trust and estate planning, elder law, trust and probate administration, tax planning, corporate, litigation and real estate, Cramer & Anderson opened its sixth office in a contemporary office building on Grove Street in Ridgefield in 2017. Upon arrival in town, the firm, led by Partner Josh Weinshank, connected with RVNAhealth and has been a strong and energetic partner ever since.
Spectrum of Support and Impact
Cramer & Anderson is a member of our Governor’s Society, and has been a sponsor of RVNAhealth events ranging from our Spring Breakfast and Autumn Dinner to our annual (much bee-loved!) Spelling Bee and Health Fair.
Hearing the testimonials shared at the Autumn Dinner is one of the many impactful parts of being involved in these events for Josh. “They are relatable,” he says, “and serve as reminders that we are all at risk, at any stage of life, for our health to be impacted. It is reassuring to know that RVNAhealth would be available to provide the necessary care.”
Members of the firm have also rolled up their sleeves to lend a hand in many other ways that benefit the community. For example, Josh and his father, Arthur Weinshank, have volunteered their time and legal expertise at our Hospice-led “Mortality Over Muffins” educational sessions, and their Ridgefield office has hosted a flu immunizations clinic for their staff and area businesses.
“Josh is one of our trusted advisors. He assisted us with revising the Legacy Giving section of our website and is readily available to provide guidance on charitable gifts as needed,” notes RVNAhealth Director of Donor Relations Alice Meenan. “And in 2017, he was invited to join our Finance Committee.”
“Cramer & Anderson joins a revered and respected roster of RVNAhealth sponsors who not only talk the RVNAhealth talk, they walk the RVNAhealth walk,” says Theresa Santoro, RN, MSN, RVNAhealth President & CEO. “Cramer & Anderson’s outlook and perspective of customer service and genuine care mirrors our own, and in many ways and instances, their services complement ours. We always appreciate having Cramer & Anderson at our side.”
Partnership Between Two Deep-Rooted Organizations
Like RVNAhealth, which was founded in 1914, Cramer & Anderson has long roots in Connecticut. The firm’s origins date back to the Civil War, when John H. Hubbard, a member of Congress nicknamed “Old Connecticut” by President Lincoln, began his law practice in Litchfield. After his death in 1872, his son, John T. Hubbard, took over the practice, joining forces in 1928 with Attorney David Cramer. In 1962, Attorney Cramer and his partners merged with Henry B. “Hank” Anderson’s New Milford firm, then known as Anderson & Altermatt, to form Cramer & Anderson.
“Cramer & Anderson deeply values RVNAhealth’s commitment to providing exceptional healthcare at every age and stage of life,” Josh explains of the firm’s support. “We’re impressed and inspired by the passionate devotion to selfless service by everyone from President & CEO Theresa Santoro to the outstanding staff and wonderful volunteers as they offer exceptional patient care to families across western Connecticut. Their level of dedication resonates with the guiding philosophy of Cramer & Anderson.”