The Dorchester General Hospital (DGH) Foundation works to raise funds to benefit programs and services at University of Maryland Shore Regional Health at Cambridge.

Dorchester General Hospital Foundation, Inc. Board of Directors

  • C. Edmund Connelly, DDS, MAGD, President 
  • Joy Loeffler, Vice President 
  • Vernon E. Phillips, III, Treasurer 
  • Mr. E. Thomas Merryweather, Secretary 
  • Amy J. Craig, Recording Secretary
  • George Ames
  • Dr. William C. Bair
  • Carol Baker-Jones
  • Dr. Bruce Bernard
  • Frances Collins
  • Mr. Robert W. Costos
  • Cathy Friend
  • AnnMarie Hernandez
  • Mr. Kenneth Kozel
  • Judith A. Slaughter, MA, CEAP
  • Hospital Auxiliary

To make a donation to benefit programs and services at University of Maryland Shore Regional Health at Cambridge, please mail your donation to Dorchester General Hospital Foundation, Inc., P.O. Box 101, Cambridge, MD 21613.


Dorchester General Hospital Foundation, Inc. announces the availability of three “Dorchester County” Nursing & Medical Related Grants & Scholarships.

1. Grants for continuing education courses or certification of nurses living or working in Dorchester County. The Jesse Stevens Fund awards grants up to $2,000. Applications are accepted on a continual basis.

2. Scholarships for nursing education, also under the Jesse Stevens Fund are available up to $2,000 upon application approval. This is available for Dorchester County graduate nurses or currently enrolled nurses, as well as high school seniors entering nursing programs.

3. $1,000 to $2,000 one-year renewable scholarships are available for Dorchester County high school seniors entering medical related programs. This is funded by the DGH Foundation and called the DGH Foundation Medical Scholarship. Application deadline is June 1, 2024.

For an application, please contact Joy Loeffler 410-228-3941 or

Submit completed application to:

DGH Foundation, Inc.
Grants Committee
P.O. Box 101
Cambridge, MD 21613