WHO WE ARE
The Irene Dunne Guild, a support group of more than 100 dynamic and caring women, encompasses one of Saint John’s most vital philanthropic and service groups. Founded in 1987, the Guild has raised more than $16 million for Saint John’s programs, equipment and special projects through countless galas, events, patron drives and other fundraisers.
Officers of the IDG Board of Directors
Stephanie Weston, President
Kathy Yawitz, Vice President
Janie Coolidge, Treasurer
Mary White, Recording Secretary
Katie Harding, Corresponding Secretary
For questions about the Guild, ways to support our work or becoming a member, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We look forward to hearing from you!
Click PLAY on top left corner of 35th Anniversary slideshow below...
The Guild has provided 36 years of service and remains deeply committed to strengthening Saint John’s for our community. Like our founder, Irene Dunne, Guild members put their hearts forward, finding innovative ways to raise funds, comfort patients, educate the community and nurture the Health Center's mission of compassionate care. Our members raise funds through our Patron Drive, volunteer for programs and host events to support the Saint John's commitment to providing leading edge medicine with unwavering compassion and personalized care.
WHat we do
Each year, Guild members conduct a letter-writing fundraiser campaign to friends, family and associates; supplemented by member donations. Through our Patron Drive, we've raised over $1.8 Million to fund and maintain many exceptional projects and equipment at the health center. Click here to make a gift or here to learn about projects we have funded...
Guild members maintain a Patient Media Library which provides donated books, cds and dvds for patients and their loved ones and supplies magazines in hospital waiting areas. Learn more...
Care and Share Closet
Angels maintain and organize a supply of gently-used clothing for patients whose clothes must be replaced. Donations of clean, gently-used adult clothing can be dropped off at the ER desk.
Irene Dunne Guild Gift Shop
Started with a grant from the IDG, the gift shop is staffed with Guild and other hospital volunteers. Learn more...
Think Pink Event
A half-day educational event held each May featuring talks on women's health and wellness issues by stellar Saint John's doctors accompanied by a boutique and beautiful luncheon with a well-noted keynote speaker. This is a highly informative event, promoting awareness and prevention. Click here to learn more or to receive an invitation to purchase tickets or a table...
Treats for Caregivers
The Guild organizes the event to show gratitude and appreciation to all those who work at Saint John's Health Center and thank them for their contribution in delivering compassionate care to patients.
Toys in the ER
The Guild purchases toys for children who are patients in the Emergency Room or who are accompanying patients in the ER.
Angels of the ER
A nationally-recognized program which trains volunteers to assist patients and families in the Emergency Room and facilitate communication between medical staff and loved ones. Learn more...
Event for IDG Members
Fabulous Fiesta 2023!
On Sunday, September 17th, the Irene Dunne Guild community gathered at the California Yacht Club for the Fiesta 2023 event. The Fiesta event, held annually in August or September, is a highly anticipated social gathering for IDG members and their partners. This fun-filled event features a delightful dinner and is a joyous celebration of the genuine camaraderie and friendships that define the Irene Dunne Guild community.
Thank you to Kathy Yawitz and Debi Bishton, Fiesta co-chairs, and their committee for organizing such a beautiful event!