Hartford Hospital Auxiliary

This is not your grandmother’s Auxiliary! Our board of directors, elected officers and members come from all walks of life – full time working women, stay at home moms, retired executives, young professionals, hospital employees, long time residents and  people new to the area. We have one goal in mind - to make a difference in the community by supporting the values of Caring, Safety, Excellence and Integrity at Hartford Hospital. In the time it took you to brew that cup of coffee we have accomplished a lot! Through fundraising events we support special projects and provide gifts to the Hartford Hospital community totaling several hundred thousand dollars each year. If you want to make a difference come check us out!


Founded in 1921, the Hartford Hospital Auxiliary started its rich history by making bandages, clothing and other items needed by the hospital. During WWII many auxiliary members volunteered their time as nurse’s aides. This allowed the administration to keep open an additional third of the hospital.

Fast forward to 2014 - our self-governing organization provides services to all aspects of Hartford Hospital. We report to the Hospital's administration and work along side the hospital staff to provide volunteers and monetary support. The funds raised through our events support necessary equipment and training that ultimately help provide the best patient care. Additionally our efforts fund scholarships for volunteers, employees and their children and many other annual commitments. If this sound like the type of organization you would like to explore. Join Us!



Auxiliary Enterprises

The Auxiliary Store

We launched our new & improved Auxiliary Store professionally managed by Faber in 2013. 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.

Auxiliary Store Ribbon Cutting 2013

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.

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


Annual Benefit Golf Tournament

The annual Hartford Hospital Golf Tournament is the Auxiliary's premier event. In 2013 the tournament was a successful, sold-out event. Nearly 220 golfers attended the tournament on September 9 at Tumble Brook Country Club in Bloomfield. The weather was perfect, the golfers enjoyed themselves tremendously and the dinner was attended by 250 people. The event raised a record-breaking net of $369,000.

2013 Golf Tournament

The 2014 Golf Tournament will benefit the Maternity Ward. The Board voted to donate $150,000 to the new state of the art facility. The Auxiliary has donated over $500,000 to recent past beneficiaries including the Epilepsy Center, Mobile Mammography Unit and the New Mental Health wing in the ER.

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

Spring "Rx for Fun" Fundraiser

Each Spring the Auxiliary sponsors an RX for Fun party designed to raise money and awareness for a particular project at Hartford Hospital. In 2013 our event was a casual night out with a live band in support of the Transplant Program. In 2014, in the spirit of the beneficiary, The Community Outreach Program, we hosted a Farm to Table event held in the Hartford Public Library's beautiful front atrium .

Spring Event 2013


Recurring Auxiliary-Funded Projects Include

2013 Plant Sale

  • Sons and Daughters of Hartford Hospital Scholarship

  • Read to Grow program for new babies at Hartford Hospital

  • Quarter Centruy Club Gifts

  • Flowers for Chapel, Information Desk and Family Waiting Room

  • Newspapers for Family Lounges

  • Teen Volunteer Program Uniform Subsidy

  • RSVP Yarn

  • Volunteer Department Scholarships

  • Employee Holiday Party

Holiday Party, 2013


Scrubs Tour, 2013



Auxiliary Funded Projects

The Auxiliary is proud to be able to assist many different departments to provide Beyond Advanced Care at Hartford Hospital. The Auxiliary donated over $300,000 to various special projects in the Fall of 2013 and Spring of 2014 including:

  • $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
  • $22,848 in white boards for the Webb School
  • 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