Hartford Hospital AuxiliaryFor more than 85 years, the Hartford Hospital Auxiliary has assisted Hartford Hospital by providing services and programs that directly benefit the hospital’s patients, staff and visitors.

We are proud to fund special projects and provide gifts to the Hartford Hospital community.  This success depends on the generous support of our volunteers and sponsors.

On behalf of the Auxiliary membership, we welcome your interest and encourage you to consider joining us!  You may choose to be an active volunteer, by joining our board and participating in our annual fundraising events.  Or, you may choose to support our efforts by your annual dues and purchases in our Auxiliary Store and the Au Bon Pain Café.  No matter how you participate, you will know that you are contributing to a vital and worthwhile organization.

For more information, contact us!


Major Events

Jeff Flaks and Elliot Joseph

Annual Benefit Golf Tournament


The annual Hartford Hospital Benefit Golf Tournament is the Auxiliary's most important fundraiser.


The net proceeds from the annual tournaments total more than $2 million. These proceeds have funded urgent hospital programs which cannot be covered by the hospital's annual budget.

2013 Golf Tournament


The 2013 tournament was another successful, sold-out event. Nearly 220 golfers attended the tournament Sept. 9 at Tumble Brook Country Club in Bloomfield. The weather was perfect, the golfers enjoyed themselves tremendously on the links and the sit down dinner was attended by 250 people. The event raised a record-breaking net of $369,000.

2013 Golf Tournament



The Purple Pod in Hartford Hospital's Emergency Department will receive $100,000 and $269,000 will support programs, equipment, and special projects for various departments. Close to 50 volunteers helped at the tournament, including the Auxiliary board, Hartford Hospital employees, Emergency Department Purple Pod employees, and friends of Hartford Hospital.

2013 Golf Tournament



For information about upcoming tournaments, or to make a donation, contact our tournament co-chairpersons:


2013 Golf Tournament


Seasonal Events

Employee Holiday Party

Holiday Party, 2013

Holiday Plant Sale

2013 Plant Sale

Scrubs Tour

Scrubs Tour, 2013

Spring "Rx for Fun" Fundraiser

Spring Event 2013

Ongoing Sponsorships

The Auxiliary Store


The Auxiliary Store is located on the first floor of the Bliss Wing, directly east of the elevators and the main lobby.  It offers a wide variety of merchandise and every purchase benefits Hartford Hospital programs.


The Auxiliary has partnered with Faber International to run the Auxiliary Store. Faber is a nationally recognized retail operation whose focus is on providing customers with products and services of excellent quality and value. Faber's level of expertise, which comes from their over 150 years of operation, helps the Auxiliary "Do Good Works" for Hartford Hospital.


Every sale in the store results in a direct investment in Hartford Hospital through the Auxiliary's ability to fund unique, innovative and necessary projects.


Contact the Auxiliary Store:

Hours of Operation:
Monday - Friday, 8 am to 8 pm
Saturday & Sunday, 10 am to 6 pm


Learn more about The Auxiliary Store.

Auxiliary Store

Auxiliary Store

Auxiliary Store

Auxiliary Store Ribbon Cutting 2013

Another busy day at Au Bon Pain

Au Bon Pain Café

The Auxiliary continues to welcome the Au Bon Pain Café, located in the main lobby of Hartford Hospital.  In addition to offering freshly prepared sandwiches, salads and desserts on site, the café extends its services to catering breakfast, lunch and snack options for hospital meetings and group gatherings. All Au Bon Pain purchases benefit the Hartford Hospital community. 

Hours of Operation:
Monday – Friday, 6 am to midnight
Saturday & Sunday, 6 am to 9 pm

Recurring Auxiliary-Funded Projects Include

Recurring Auxiliary-Funded Projects
  • Newspapers for Family Lounges
  • Teen Volunteer Program Uniform Subsidy
  • RSVP Yarn
  • Sons and Daughters of Hartford Hospital Scholarship
  • Volunteer Department Scholarships
  • Quarter Century Club Gifts
  • Chapel, Information Desk and Family Waiting Room Flowers
  • Employee Holiday Party Gifts
  • Read to Grow program for new babies at Hartford Hospital

Spring & Fall 2013 Auxiliary Funded Projects Include

  • $38,595 to the Transplant Program for the purchase of a Sonosite Turbo Ultrasound
  • $27,243 to Women's Ambulatory Health Services to acquire 21 new exam tables
  • $25,000 to the Stroke Center for the purchase of a 3D Imaging workstation
  • $27,626 to the Ambulatory Dental Clinic for the acquisition of two new oral surgery chairs
  • Hemorrhage Cart for Bliss 6 Maternal/Newborn
  • ISTAT machine for Cardiology/Transplant
  • Panini grill for Food & Nutrition Services
  • Brochures for the pharmacy's medication assistance program
  • $3,000 for three bariatric chairs

The Auxiliary is proud to be able to assist many different departments with their purchases of new, upgraded equipment for the hospital.

Sonosite Turbo Ultrasound



Auxiliary Board: 2013-2014

Christine Collins
Virginia Van Dyk
Vice President, Projects:
Kate D'Addabbo
Vice President, Retail Operations: Karen Alcorn
Vice President, Public Relations: Jenny Minton-Quigley
Recording Secretary:
Alison Keating
Linda Atkins
Assistant Treasurer:
Shelley Dodd
Erin Healer
Immediate Past President:
Erin Healer

Join Us

Hospital Employee:
Hospital Volunteers $10
Seniors (65+): $10
General Member: $25
Patron: $50
Benefactor: $100
Life Member:

Checks made to the order of Hartford Hospital Auxiliary, should be sent to:

Hartford Hospital Auxiliary
80 Seymour Street
P.O. Box 5037
Hartford, CT 06102-5037
ATTN: Membership


Contact the Auxiliary

General Inquiries:

Hillary Allen

Patti Maciag