What We Do
The Irene Dunne Guild, a support group of more than 120 dynamic, caring and dedicated women, encompasses one of Saint John's most vital philanthropic and service groups. Founded in 1987, the Guild has raised more than $17 million for Saint John's vital programs, equipment and special projects. 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.
Each year, Guild members conduct a letter-writing fundraiser campaign to friends, family and associates; supplemented by member donations. We have raised over $1,500,000 for special projects at the hospital. Click here to make a gift or here to learn about previous projects we have funded...
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...
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...
Connect with newer members (less than 3 years in the Guild) to ensure they are aware of Guild activities, events and opportunities to become involved.
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...
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...
Toys in the ER
The Guild also purchases toys for children who are patients in the Emergency Room or who are accompanying patients in the ER.
Treats for Caregivers
This committee finds ways to show appreciation to all those who work in the Health Center.
For many years, the Guild hosted an annual black-tie dinner award ceremony in partnership with the Trustees of the Foundation that raised more than $11 Million, since 1993, for the benefit of Saint John’s. Learn more...