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MDI Hospital Auxiliary


A Tradition of Giving Since 1948

Established in 1948, The Mount Desert Island Hospital Auxiliary is committed to supporting MDI Hospital in its mission to strengthen the health of the community. Members of the MDI Hospital Auxiliary devote many hours to fundraising events throughout the year, hosting jewelry and bake sales in the spring and fall. Their major fundraising event is the annual Holiday Fair and Luncheon in November, a tradition for many years.

Through these popular annual fundraising events, the Auxiliary makes sizeable donations toward significant equipment purchases. The list of items is lengthy; suffice it to say that virtually every department of the Hospital deploys some useful item donated via the Auxiliary. In 2013, the Auxiliary devoted their efforts to supplying the lead gift of $50,000 in support of the Lisa Stewart Women’s Health Center. With an average of $10,000 per year being contributed, the MDI Hospital Auxiliary has provided at least $700,000 in funding…and that doesn’t account for many thousands of hours contributed via volunteer efforts of Auxiliary members throughout the Hospital. These dedicated community members provide support for Hospital mailings, blood drives, filing and data-entry, and social events for residents of Birch Bay Village, among others.

Join the Auxiliary!

Our Auxiliary is always looking for new members and leaders to help coordinate fundraising events and activities that benefit the MDI Hospital Organization.

Please contact Auxiliary President Shirley Conklin at 207-801-9138 for more information on how to become a member.