Each year in May, thousands of volunteers come together to staff the Devon Country Fair. It has become one of the largest volunteer run fundraising efforts in the country with the proceeds benefitting Bryn Mawr Hospital.
Each year a donation is made to the hospital that is earmarked for a specific purchase or initiative based on the hospital’s highest priority needs. To date, volunteers have raised over $14,000,000 in their efforts to ensure that Bryn Mawr Hospital remains one of the top community hospitals in the country. Recent donations have funded such projects as the Comprehensive Breast Center and the expansion of the Emergency Department, purchased surgical and patient monitoring equipment, a new infant anti-abduction system and NICU equipment. The most recent donation, in December of 2016, was $430,000. The funds support the purchase of seven neuro-cardiac intensive care unit beds, two Zoll biphasic defibrillators and a mammography workstation monitor for the Barbara Brodsky Comprehensive Breast Center. The balance of the gift will be used to update the Labor and Delivery waiting area and patient lounge.
The Devon Horse Show and Country Fair is the single largest contributor to Bryn Mawr Hospital. This unique and special relationship is only possible through the dedication of the Devon Horse Show and Country Fair volunteers. Volunteer run committees and booths include The Art Gallery at Devon, the Candy Booth, Devon Derby, the Garden Café, Hamburgers, Hot Dogs, the Midway, Operation Goldmine, Soft Drinks and Ice Cream, Souvenirs and, of course, the Tea Cart. When you are enjoying a tasty treat, a spin on the Ferris wheel or buying a raffle ticket you can feel doubly good knowing that you are contributing to a longstanding tradition of supporting Bryn Mawr Hospital.