About Us


Elizabeth Trudelle, President of The Backus Hospital Auxiliary.

The Backus Auxiliary is a volunteer organization with a mission of supporting and fundraising for Backus Hospital.

The Auxiliary operates the Gift Shop and refreshment canteens, and provides many other services at the Hospital.

Auxiliary membership currently is 350 Regular and Life Members. Membership is on an active or inactive basis; there is no time commitment for those who join, but those who wish to volunteer in some capacity are always welcome – the Auxiliary is always seeking new members to bring ideas and energy to its committees.

For more information about joining, please call the Auxiliary office at (860) 889–8331, ext. 2259, and leave a message for the membership chairman with your name and phone number.

Auxiliary membership is open to both men and women and is renewed yearly. Members are notified on a regular basis as to when their annual dues are payable.


Regular Memebership:
Annual dues of $25
($15 for those 60 and older).
Life Membership:
A one-time contribution of $150

Members receive a 10% discount on most items in the Gift Shop!