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Morristown Medical Center Women's Association Celebrates 125 Years

Credits: Women's Association for Morristown Medical Center

The Women's Association for Morristown Medical Center is one of the oldest and most successful fundraising organizations in the country. And it's celebrating 125 years of service this month.

To date, this organization has raised nearly $30 million to support Morristown Medical Center.

“I don’t think there is any program or patient at Morristown Medical Center that hasn’t benefited in some way from the wonderful philanthropic work of the Women’s Association,” said Trish O’Keefe, PhD, RN, Morristown Medical Center president and Women’s Association member.

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“From assisting us with funding priorities like our new Nursing Center for Innovation and Research, helping purchase new equipment, developing new facilities to decorating for the holidays, the Women’s Association is an integral part of the fabric of the medical center. On behalf of Morristown Medical Center, (we offer) our most sincere congratulations to our Women’s Association for your incredible 125 years of service.”

Established in March of 1893, four months after Myra Brookfield founded the Morristown Medical Center, the Women's Association was formed in partnership with the hospital and forged to ensure ongoing community support. Over more than a century, this organization has grown from providing services and fundraising to running profitable businesses and awarding scholarships for hospital employees that will help further their professional educations.

The Mansion in May Designer Show House and Gardens Tour remains the Women's Association's signature event. Its business ventures include the Bargain Box Thrift Boutique and hospital gift shops and cafes.

This group recently launched an in-house television station, WAMMC TV, known as “Calling All Kids Storytime Network,” which produces and broadcasts shows for young patients and their families to enjoy while at the hospital.

The Women's Association has evolved from a simple fundraising organization and now is led by a president, an executive committee, 45 board members and 20 committees; all volunteers who work with a vast volunteer network of more than 1,500 people.

For more information or to learn about becoming a member, visit

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