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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 Healthcare continue to deliver services and care to those who need them.

When you support Pen Bay Healthcare, 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 2015 Newsletter Highlights

Seeing the Patient’s Story
Lauren Michalakes, MD brings years of experience in hospice services and end-of-life care to Pen Bay Healthcare. In our newsletter, she talks about palliative care as the next frontier, the connections she makes with patients and their families, and the Sussman House as a symbol of the community’s generosity.

A Speedy Recovery
When a driver of race cars and ambulances got sick, caregivers at Pen Bay Medical Center got him back on the road. Read how Pen Bay Medical Center staff helped Chris Milton-Hall get well, and why he decided to honor them with a Grateful Patient gift.

A Machine with Heart
Mothers giving birth at Pen Bay Medical Center can now move freely and use hydrotherapy while still having their babies monitored, thanks to six new fetal heart monitors made possible by a generous donation from the Cascade Foundation.

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 Healthcare 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 Healthcare. 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 Healthcare 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 Healthcare in their name.

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.

Special Fundraising Events

Employee Fundraising Events

Pen Bay Healthcare colleagues see gifts helping to keep our community healthy and well every day. That’s why we’re pushing to raise $20,000 in the 2015 Employee Annual Campaign–money we know will make a world of difference.

Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony

The Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony in celebration of Sussman house will be held Wednesday, December 2 from 4 – 6 p.m. at the Pen Bay Medical Center campus. To make a gift in support of Sussman House or to learn about sponsorship opportunities for businesses, call the Foundation at 207-921-6705.

About Us

The Pen Bay Healthcare Foundation supports the charitable activities of Pen Bay Medical Center, the Knox Center for Long Term Care, Kno-Wal-Lin Home Care and Hospice, 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.

eleanor_willmannEleanor Willmann

Vice President of Development

sherry_gagne Sherry Gagne

Manager, Annual Giving and Research

Schilder_Deb_forsiteDeborah Schilder

Director of Grant & Foundation Relations

McCarthy_JacobforsiteJacob E. McCarthy

Director of Development Communications

Geretz_Jamie_forwebJamie E. Geretz

Development Officer

Jody_Herbert_ForwebJody Herbert

Development Information Specialist

Amy_Colbry_forwebAmy Colbry

Pathway to Pen Bay Coordinator


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