Benefiting St. Michael Medical Center
Friday, April 29, 2022
What began in 1961 as a handful of friends gathered in support of St. Michael Medical Center has become the vibrant and successful Mathis Guild today. While the activities have changed over the years, the group’s enthusiasm for friendship and dedication to community service remains unwavering. The Mathis Guild has raised monies to support programs and equipment at St. Michael Medical Center, resulting in a healthier community. Their first effort — back in 1962 — was a fashion show which has since evolved into the current Mathis Guild Luncheon on the first Friday in May held in the spring. Through its fundraising success, the Guild has been able to make a difference in Kitsap County in the care provided to women, children and those who need it the most.
Dr. Maurice S. Mathis was a physician who settled in Bremerton after his retirement from the Navy. “Pops” was a robust, down-to-earth man who held the community close to his heart. Dr. Mathis served as CEO of Franklin Delano Roosevelt Hospital, which, after World War II and a declining population, merged with Harrison Hospital. During his tenure as Harrison’s administrator, the Mathis Guild was born.
If you are interested in becoming a member of the Mathis Guild, please contact the St. Michael Medical Center Foundation office at 360-337-8110.