About Us

Chatham/Harwich Branch

We are a branch of the Cape Cod Hospital Auxiliary.

What you can expect:

We demonstrate our passion for contributing to our community primarily by raising funds to fulfill specific pledges for Cape Cod Hospital. We also contribute to a scholarship fund for Cape Cod Community College students studying in the healthcare field. Our members also make 45 “comfort pillows” every month for patients at the hospital.

Our Mission

It is the Cape Cod Hospital Auxiliary’s mission to support Cape Cod Hospital by promoting and expanding its facilities, services, and programs to the highest quality through volunteerism and philanthropy.

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Current Pledge

Our current pledge is $1M for cancer services at Cape Cod Hospital.
To date, the three branches — Orleans, Chatham-Harwich, and the Thrift Store — have raised over $9M for Cape Cod Hospital’s programs, services, and facilities.

Chatham/Harwich Branch Officers 2023-2024

Co-ChairBeth Jacobsjacobschatham@gmail.com
Co-ChairIlene Bendasilenebendas@gmail.com
SecretaryCarol Kolbcarolpeterkolb@gmail.com
TreasurerMaryellen Loreficemaryellenlorefice@gmail.com

Planning Groups

MembershipJudy Doe
FundraisingPat Daley, Joyce Devoe, Kristin Howland, Siobhan Levinson, Lorie Messner, Harriet Prout
EducationSue Bauer, Beth Jacobs
HospitalityCarol E. Bliss, Peggy Crespo, Kathy Gatzuras, Joanne Kenney, Gail Lowe, Lois Marks, Kathi Rogers
PublicityKristin Howland, Barbara Wahlquist
Hospital Care Pillows*Patty Bates, Ilene Bendas, Patty Daley, Leslie Gillis, Kathy Gruszka, Kristin Howland, Gail Lowe, Lois Marks, Mary Parsons, Harriet Prout, Barbara Wahlquist
*A personal gift for the patients of Cape Cod Hospital, Care Pillows are made of beautiful fabric that is cut, sewn, stuffed, seamed, and packaged to provide positional relief of pain for post-operative patients.