The Auxiliary to Windham Hospital (AWH), established in 1933, has played an integral part in daily activities at the Hospital.

For nearly 80 years, its members have fostered good will in the community, sponsored fund-raising events throughout the year, and volunteered in the Coffee and Gift Shops, and served the Hospital in countless ways. Multiple Auxilians have celebrated 50 years of service to Windham Hospital.

Funded Projects | Windham Gala | Anne L. Card Scholarship

Auxiliary Assisted Funded Projects

  • Renovations in the Greer Unit
  • Family waiting room on the 4th floor
  • The radiology dressing room
  • The provision of recycling bins for the Hospital
  • Purchase of an infant scale in OB and a blanket warmer in CCU

Funds for these important enhancements were garnered through the annual Wine & Spirits Tasting, Recognition Tea, Autumn Gala, Holiday Bazaar, and special vendor sales, as well as receipts from the Coffee and Gift Shops. 

Additionally, the AWH purchases fabric for the Red Blanket Initiative (a program identifying patients at risk for falls), provides magazine subscriptions for waiting rooms throughout the Hospital, sponsors the breakfast for Go Red for Women, and supports other Hospital initiatives. One very successful program funded by the Auxiliary is the Annual Student Scholarship--each year, the Auxiliary awards $1000 scholarships to two local students embarking on careers in healthcare.

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Windham Gala

The Auxiliary to Windham Hospital seeks nominations for 2019 Gala Awards:

Nominations are being accepted for the 2019 Auxiliary to Windham Hospital Caregiver and Physician of the Year awards.  Each year the Auxiliary honors a staff member and a physician who who provide an exceptional patient experience.  

The awards will be presented at this year’s annual gala, ‘Sous la Mer’, Saturday November 16 at Horizons in South Windham. 

Nomination forms are available below and are due August 9. For more information, contact Shawn Maynard, Executive Director, Windham Hospital Foundation at 860.456.6861 or 

Gala Honoree Nomination Form for Colleagues

Gala Honoree Nomination Form for Patients or Family

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Anne L. Card Memorial Scholarship

In keeping with our mission to support educational programs, to promote the interests of Windham Hospital, and to honor long-time Hospital volunteer Anne L. Card, the scholarship assists members of our community in furthering their education in the field of healthcare. Through the scholarship program, area students are encouraged to consider heath care careers.

The committee will award one scholarship in the amount of $1,000 to a selected secondary school senior in the Windham Hospital service area who is planning to enter a full-time course of study in a healthcare field, excluding Veterinary Medicine. The scholarship is a one-time award, paid directly to the recipient’s institution of higher learning, to be applied toward tuition only. 

In order to qualify for consideration the student must meet the following criteria:

  • Must be a graduating senior of the Class of 2021 and a resident of the towns within our service area: Andover, Ashford, Brooklyn, Canterbury, Chaplin, Colchester, Columbia, Coventry, Eastford, Franklin, Hampton, Hebron, Lebanon, Mansfield, Scotland, Sprague, Tolland, Willington and Windham.
  • Plan to pursue a career in health care, (other than veterinarian), in a nursing school, college or other accredited institution.
  • Have demonstrated outstanding scholastic and community service commitment.

In order to apply for consideration, the student must:

  • Complete a scholarship application form (which must be signed by a parent or guardian).
  • Enclose one letter of recommendation from a current teacher or counselor.
  • Enclose one letter of recommendation from a non-family member.
  • Enclose your most recent secondary school transcript.
  • Mail all requested items to:

Anne L. Card Memorial Scholarship
Judy Grenier, Chair
Windham Hospital
112 Mansfield Avenue
Willimantic, CT 06226

Applications, letters of recommendations, transcript, etc. must be postmarked and/or received by May 17, 2021. The selection of the scholarship recipient will be made by the Scholarship Committee.

Scholarship applications may be obtained from the following sources:

  • Your school counselor
  • On-Line at
  • Or for more information, contact Rebecca Putnam at the Hospital: 860.456.6700

Recipients will be contacted by phone or mail by June 1, 2021. Payment will then be made directly to the school the student is attending for the following academic year (2021-2022).

A representative of the committee will award the scholarship at the Hospital. A photo of the recipient will be taken at the time of presentation, if possible, for publicity purposes.

2021 High School Scholarship Application Information

2021 High School Scholarship Application Form

2021 Staff Scholarship Application Information

2021 Staff Scholarship Application Form

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