Aid Association Presents $165,000 Check to Anna Jaques Hospital at Annual Meeting

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Mary Ann Abbott, President of the Aid Association, presented a check to President & CEO Mark Goldstein, and Chair of the Anna Jaques Community Health Foundation Board Trey Burns in the amount of $165,000 at the Aid Association Annual Meeting on October 19th. Funds will directly support patient care and hospital capacity-building projects at Anna Jaques.

The Aid Association’s success is attributed to annual events like Great Chefs’ Night, the AJH Gift Shop, the beloved bake sales and plants sales, the art display and sales program, and the Holiday Arts & Craft Fair, to name a few. These events also reflect the important role that the Aid plays as they bring together local businesses, community leaders, hospital supporters, and philanthropic individuals in support of its community hospital.

At the meeting, Mary Ann Abbott passed the baton as Aid Association President and welcomed Patricia Mansfield as the next president. Patricia has been a longtime support of Anna Jaques and served on the Anna Jaques Community Health Foundation Board from 2013-2017.

The meeting also recognized retiring Aid Association directors including longtime Treasurer, Nancy Thurlow, welcomed new members, and introduced new officers: Patricia Mansfield, President; Joyce Enderle, Vice President; Mary Beth Orlando, Treasurer; Meg Foster, Recording Secretary; and Ellen Andrews, Corresponding Secretary.

“Mary Ann has been an unstoppable force at the helm of the Aid Association. In her three years as president, the Aid has raised close to $500,000 which has directly impacted programs and technology at the hospital. We thank Mary Ann for her leadership and warmly welcome Patricia to the role,” said Mark Goldstein, President & CEO.

The Anna Jaques Hospital Aid Association has been in existence for almost as long as the hospital itself and is one of Anna Jaques’ largest donors and most vocal champions. Founded in 1888, it is made up of energetic, dedicated individuals whose primary goal is to raise funds to purchase special equipment for the hospital which has made a tremendous difference over the years and has provided millions of dollars for mission critical needs.

Save the date for upcoming Aid Association events: Tree of Light Ceremony on December 5th, AJH Craft Fair on December 7th, and Great Chefs’ Night on March 9th. Visit for more details.


Photo caption: Patricia Mansfield and Mary Ann Abbott present the check to Trey Burns, Chair of the Anna Jaques Community Health Foundation, and Mark Goldstein, President & CEO, with Aid Association board members on October 19, 2017.


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