2024 Sunbeam Award Gala

Thank you for making the 2023 Gala extraordinary!

Next year’s Gala will take on place on:

Thursday, August 15, 2024

5:00pm Cocktails    6:00pm Program    6:45pm Dinner

Please check back in late winter when we announce the awardees and reservations are available.

Started in 2004, the Sunbeam Award Gala is the Mission’s premiere fundraising event and recognizes those who embody the ideals of community.

The Sunbeam Award is given to recipients who have made a positive impact on Mission communities, either through philanthropy or community-building.

The event takes place each year at Bar Harbor Club and includes a presentation, dinner, and cocktail hour.

Opportunities to become a corporate sponsor are now available. Please email Development Operations Associate David Snyder or call (207) 801-6010.

2023 Awardees

This year’s awardees were chosen for their unwavering commitment in providing exceptional care to island residents served by the Sunbeam.

Sharon Daley, RN

For two decades, Sharon Daley delivered healthcare services to individuals living on Maine’s unbridged, outer islands. During her tenure as the Mission’s Director of Island Health, she developed a nascent initiative into a robust program that today includes telehealth, vaccinations, home health, specialist visits, and more. Now retired, Sharon and her husband Tom continue to live year-round on the island of Islesboro, Maine.

Healthcare Partners

Since the founding of the Island Health program, numerous healthcare providers and agencies have partnered with the Mission. These partners have ensured Mainers receive quality health services and can continue to live in the islands they call home.



Color illustration of Sunbeam's bow with a setting sun behind it. There are six birds flying in the blue sky and the water is an indigo color.

2023’s Event Gallery

For all other inquiries about the Gala, email Director of Marketing Kierie Piccininni

or call (207) 801-6011.

Our work is your work, made possible by your generous gifts.

No matter how hard times get, the Mission will be there, helping sustain and strengthen families and communities. Please join us. Your donations bring warmth when it’s cold, shed light where it’s dark, and give strength when burdens grow heavy.

Contact us to donate, volunteer, or arrange for planned giving.

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