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Pen Bay Healthcare Foundation

When you make a gift to the Pen Bay Healthcare Foundation, you make a direct difference in the lives of people in your community. Your support helps Pen Bay Medical Center continue to deliver services and care to those who need them.

When you support Pen Bay Medical Center and its entities, we’ll send you a quarterly newsletter filled with inspiring stories about how you made a difference. It’s our way of saying, “thank you.”

For a look at just how much good your gift can do, please check out our quarterly newsletter. It’s full of inspiring stories of donors who have made a difference with gifts of every size. Click the image to read more.

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Summer 2016 Newsletter Highlights

Front Door of the Hospital
As a physician in the Emergency Department at Pen Bay Medical Center for 29 years, James Curtis, MD has seen emergency medicine change, and helped his family, friends and neighbors deal with the unexpected. What keeps him going, he says, is the everyday challenge of providing quality care.

Completely Necessary Care
Sarah Woodman thought she had to live in pain. Then charity care made getting well a possibility.

Giving Circles
Pen Bay Medical Center has provided quality care flose to home for more than 40 years, but it couldn’t do so without donors like you. Because every gift and donor count, we’ve expanded our giving circles to create even more opportunities for you to make a difference.

Donors Made 2015 a Great Success
Completing a $14M campaign, exceeding the annual giving goal by 36 percent and establishing the new leadership council–2015 was a pretty good year. See the details and the full list of donors.

Ways to Give

You may designate your gift as unrestricted, to be used where the need is greatest, or choose to have it support patient care, education or other fundraising initiatives.

Annual Gift

Annual gifts of all sizes are made to Pen Bay Medical Center throughout the year. Large and small, every donation counts toward creating a healthy community.

The Wellspring Society recognizes individuals who make yearly donations of $1,000 or more.
For more information about Annual Giving programs, please email Sherry Gagne or call 207-921-6711.

Major Gift

Securities, real estate, cash or other substantial donations can be made as major gifts to Pen Bay Medical Center. Generosity of this kind has significant impact.

For more information about making a stock gift or sizeable donation, please email Eleanor Willmann or call 207-921-6710.

Planned Gift

A planned gift allows you to leave a legacy in the form of a bequest or tax-deferred insurance annuity (consult your financial advisor for applicable tax benefits).

Pen Bay’s Legacy Society recognizes those who have made provisions for Pen Bay Healthcare in their estate plans or have made other types of planned gifts.

Grateful Patient Gift

Has a Pen Bay Medical Center caregiver made a difference for you? Share your appreciation by making a grateful patient gift in their name.

Memorial Gift

Remember a loved one by making a memorial gift to Pen Bay Medical Center in their name.

Colleague Gift

Please click here for the Fitness Trail Campaign. 

PBH_RWGA_2011The Midcoast Breast Cancer Classic will take place on Friday, August 12 at the Rockland Golf Course. Please click here to learn more about the tournament that has raised over $65,000 to benefit breast cancer support services right here in Midcoast Maine.



Ask a Question

Please call the Foundation at 207-921-6713 and we can help you figure out the best way for you to make a big difference in the health of Midcoast Maine.

We can recommend a gift type, help you find a specific fund to support, offer info on what we’ve accomplished with donor support and more.

About Us

The Pen Bay Healthcare Foundation supports the charitable activities of Pen Bay Medical Center, the Knox Center, the Sussman House, the Anderson Inn at Quarry Hill and Pen Bay Physicians & Associates.

Foundation Staff

Pen Bay Healthcare Foundation is Pen Bay’s fundraising organization and exists to encourage gifts and bequests to support our mission: to care for the sick and injured and improve the health and quality of life of the people of Midcoast Maine. The Foundation also manages an endowment—a collection of small and large funds that are invested for growth—and distributes earnings; investment and spending are accomplished under guidelines and policies approved by Trustees.

EWillmann_forwebEleanor Willmann

Regional Vice President of Development

sherry_gagne Sherry Gagne

Manager, Annual Giving and Research

Schilder_Deb_forsiteDeborah Schilder

Director of Grant & Foundation Relations

Geretz_Jamie_forwebJamie E. Geretz

Development Officer

Jody_Herbert_ForwebJody Herbert

Development Information Specialist

DFreeman_forwebDorothy Freeman

Director of Leadership Gifts


Foundation Trustees

Joanne Billington, chairman
Ann Bresnahan, former chairman
Mark Breton
Micki Colquhoun
Jane Conrad
Mark Eggena, MD
Dale Kuhnert
Jane Merrill
Caroline Morong
Nathan Perkins