It was 1950 when Mother St. Claire contacted Pee Wee Massa to form a Hospital Auxiliary. The initial function of the group was to raise awareness about the hospital in our community to help raise funds to support St. Mary’s Hospital. For 61 years Presence St. Mary’s Hospital was blessed seeing Pee Wee each week as a volunteer. With a sparkle in her eye, she claims that her greatest accomplishment has simply been watching the Auxiliary grow.
On Wednesday, November 13, Pee Wee Massa presented a $1 million gift to Presence St. Mary’s Hospital at a special celebration dinner. The donation will be used to enhance state-of-the-art technology for cardiac services. It will allow our hospital to continue to provide excellent care for the community, close to home.
“Pee Wee has not only blessed St. Mary’s with her gracious donations to our hospital but they have also touched the lives of many people in our community. The generosity that she has shown throughout her years with us ranges from countless volunteer hours to monetary donations for hospital advancements and other worthy causes,” states Amy LaFine, President & CEO. “We are truly honored that she has entrusted St. Mary’s with this extraordinary gift!”