Aid Association

Championing Anna Jaques Hospital since 1888

With close to 200 members, the Aid is comprised of energetic, dedicated individuals whose goal is to raise funds in support of its community hospital through signature events and programs. Since 1888, the Aid has made a tremendous difference and has provided millions of dollars for mission critical needs.

Aid Continues Legacy of Support

On October 15th, Mary Ann Abbott, President of the Anna Jaques Aid Association, along with members of the Aid Association Board, presented a gift in the amount of $70,000 to Hospital President Mark Goldstein and Foundation Chair, Matt Khatib. 

The continued generosity of the Aid Association is particularly significant this year, as all of their large-scale, revenue-producing events were cancelled due to COVID-19 restrictions. The gift was designated to three areas of need: the Healthcare Heroes Fund, medical care for low-income residents of Seabrook, NH and an installment of a 5-year pledge to support for the Stepping Forward Campaign to build two new surgical suites and a renovated main entrance. 

Thank you to our dedicated Aid Association volunteers for all that you do to support Anna Jaques. 

Mary Ann Abbott, Aid President, presents a check to Matt Khatib, Chair of the Anna Jaques Community Health Foundation and Mark Goldstein, President, along with Aid Board Members.

Upcoming Events & Fundraisers

Thanksgiving Pie Sale Fundraiser

Thank you for all who supported the Anna Jaques Hospital Aid Association’s Thanksgiving Pie Sale! Please note: due to the hospital’s new policy regarding visitors at Anna Jaques, the location for pick-up has changed to the parking lot of 18 Highland Avenue in Newburyport. Click for details. 

Annual Tree of Light

Tree of Light  on December 8th is a community-wide remembrance event organized by the Anna Jaques Hospital Aid Association. During this season of giving, we hope you choose to participate in this heartwarming fundraiser by purchasing a light for our AJH Remembrance Tree. Click to learn more

"Inside-Out" Holiday House Tour
December 12th. Click here for details

Great Chefs' Night Re-imagined

While we couldn't gather this year for Great Chefs' Night, the Anna Jaques Hospital Aid Association still wanted to bring "A Taste of Aloha" to the community by offering a sold-out chance to win an all-expense paid vacation to Hawaii. 

On September 15th, officers of the AJH Aid Association and  President Mark Goldstein gathered safely outdoors with Michael Daley of BNY Mellon, the generous corporate sponsor of the raffle, who pulled the winning ticket. 

Congratulations to Erica Talanian, RN, who works in the Birth Center. 

The Aid Association would like to thank BNY Mellon and everyone who purchased one of the 200 raffle tickets offered in support of Anna Jaques Hospital! 


Tree of Light Remembrance

Tree of Light is a community-wide remembrance event organized by the Anna Jaques Hospital Aid Association. Individuals can purchase a light to shine on the AJH Remembrance Tree in honor of a loved one. All names are listed on a Tree of Light scroll which is displayed in the hospital lobby, on the AJH website, and included in an ad which runs in the Newburyport Daily News. For every light that shines from the tree, it shines in honor of someone special. The Tree of Light Ceremony kicks off with the lighting of the tree outside the hospital’s main entrance and is followed by refreshments and entertainment.

Executive Board

Mary Ann Abbott

Anne Tuthill

Patty Doggett


Karen Davis

Katie Habib

Members of the Board 2020-2021

Mary Ann Abbott

Susan Carpenter

Karen Davis

Sue DiMartino

Susan Dixon

Patty Doggett

Josie Dow

Katie Habib

Kristin Hunter

Sandra Johnson

Suzanne Longley

Ann Lynch

Kathy Malynn

Michelle Miakos

Joan Miller

Patti Reardon

Amanda Ross

Cheryl Satryb

Anne Tuthill

Nikki Vazeos

Gail Zona