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The Valley Hospital Auxiliary


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Valley Hospital Auxiliary Executive Board: 2016-2017 

2016 Aux Exec Board

The 2016-2017 Executive Board of the Auxiliary is: seated left to right, Anne Russo, co-recording secretary, Lee Jenkins, corresponding secretary, Elaine Heimberger, co-vice president, public relations, Ann Swist, president, Jean Meloro, administrative vice president, Marilyn Scott, co-recording secretary.  Standing left to right:  Linda Leeder, co-treasurer, Karen Hoy, member-at-large, Nancy Weiss, co-treasurer, Dana Van Voorhis, nominating chair, Denise Downey, vice president, membership, Diana Frankel, co-vice president, public relations, Carol Gillespie, vice president, community relations, Mary Boucher, vice president, Kurth Cottage Gift Shop, Charlotte Byrne, vice president, volunteer services. 


The Valley Hospital Auxiliary Events

 Valley Hospital Auxiliary Donates $250,000 Toward $1.5 Million Pledge 

2016 Check toward Pledge

 At the Auxiliary’s annual luncheon on June 16, 2016 at the Indian Trail Club in Franklin Lakes, NJ, a donation of $250,000 to the Valley Hospital Foundation was made in support of the Auxiliary’s $1.4 million pledge to Valley Medical Group’s Child and Adolescent Mental Health Program, and $100,000 pledge to Valley Home Care’s endowment for Butterflies—an in-home, pediatric palliative and hospice care program for seriously ill children. The Auxiliary donated a total of $400,000 during 2015-2016.  Standing left to right are Anastasios Kozaitis, President, The Valley Hospital Foundation, Audrey Meyers, President and CEO of The Valley Hospital and Valley Medical System, Elaine Heimberger, immediate past Auxiliary president, Jackie McSwiggan, immediate past Auxiliary administrative vice president, and Linda Leeder, Auxiliary treasurer.

Ali Stroker Speaks at 2016 Auxiliary Luncheon

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Ali Stroker, Ridgewood, NJ resident and Broadway star spoke at the June 16 Auxiliary luncheon. She described her journey through life; she sang for the audience, and she made a huge impression on everyone. Thank you, Ali!

Valley Hospital Auxiliary Awards $25,000 in Scholarships

 2016 scholarship winners

Twenty-six students from area schools who are planning to pursue health-related careers recently received $25,000 in scholarship awards from The Valley Hospital Auxiliary.  Junior Volunteers at The Valley Hospital, high school seniors, and college students who previously won scholarships from the Auxiliary were among the recipients. Pictured above are 16 of the students.



A Beautiful Day at the 44th Annual Valley Hospital Auxiliary Golf Outing
at the Ridgewood Country Club


The 2016 Golf Outing Committee


Seated left to right: Terry Bellucci, Ann Swist, Elaine Heimberger, Auxiliary President, Diana Frankel, Margaret Scancarello, Golf Outing chair. Standing left to right:  Nancy Weiss, Sandy Carapezza, The Valley Hospital Foundation, Linda Leeder, Denise Downey, Nicole Reedy, Kathy Hayes.



Spring Tasting Fundraiser

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Spring Tastings 2016 Committee: (seated left to right)  Sandy Carapezza, Janis Ing Strauss, Elaine Heimberger, Auxiliary President, Ann Swist, co-chair, Lee Jenkins, Jackie McSwiggan;   (standing left to right)  Linda Leeder, Diana Frankel, Carol Gillespie, Nancy Davidson, co-chair, Charlotte Byrne, Gabrielle Winnert, Denise Downey, Joyce Srednicki, Kay Yeomans.




CAREONE at The Cupola 





Fall and Winter 2015 Auxiliary Activities 

Auxiliary Cares – December 8, 9, 10, 2015

 Each year, Auxiliary members deliver gifts to hospitalized patients at The Valley Hospital through the Auxiliary Cares program.  This year, deliveries were made on December 8, 9, and 10. Standing left to right are some of the people who delivered gifts including Franklin Lakes Branch members, Debbie Gavin and Enza Rossi; VP, Community Relations and Auxiliary Cares chair, Carol Gillespie; Nancy Davidson, co-chair, Franklin Lakes Branch, and Adeline Webb, Franklin Lakes Branch member.

Tree of Light - December 6, 2015

Ridgewood High School carolers entertained more than 125 guests
Standing in front of the Tree of Light are left to right: Peter Diestel, Senior Vice President, Administration, Chief Operating Officer, The Valley Hospital; Mary Seminara, Tree of Light chair; Elaine Heimberger, President, The Valley Hospital Auxiliary; Anastasios Kozaitis, President, The Valley Hospital Foundation; George Kozaitis, tree lighter.


Standing in front of Tree of Light are committee members, left to right:  Isabel Reddy, Nora McAvey, Elaine Arezzo, Mary Seminara, Judy Smith, Lori James, Katherine Grasso.

Please consider a donation to support the Auxiliary’s $1.5 million pledge - Donate here.  

Ridgewood Branch Holds Holiday Soiree


The Ridgewood branch donated $50,000 in earnings from the Holiday Soiree to The Valley Hospital Foundation to help offset the Auxiliary’s $1.5 million pledge.  Pictured left to right are Elaine Heimberger, Auxiliary president, Jennifer Errico, Ridgewood branch chair, and Audrey Meyers, President and CEO of The Valley Hospital and Valley Health System.

 2015 holiday soiree 

The Ridgewood Branch of The Valley Hospital Auxiliary sponsored a beautiful Holiday Soiree at the Ridgewood Country Club on November 13. The event featured delicious and abundant hors d’oeuvres and beverages with dancing and a great band!  Kudos to the committee members pictured. Standing: Piper Pope, Marie Bicks, Lee Jenkins, Eileen Mullen, Charlotte Byrne, Heather Scaturo.  Seated: Audrey Meyers, Joanne Delaney, Jennifer Errico, Barbara Masarky, Sandy Carapezza.

Please consider a donation to support the Auxiliary’s $1.5 million pledge - Donate here.  

Membership Mixer At The Shannon Rose

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More than 70 people attended the second annual membership mixer on November 2, 2015 at The Shannon Rose in Ramsey, NJ.  Each current member brought potential new members who all enjoyed abundant hors d’oeuvres and beverages. Many people joined that very night! 

To become a member, click on the banner above or call 201-447-8136.

Please consider a donation to support the Auxiliary’s $1.5 million pledge - Donate here.   

Purchase a Personalized Paver!

Purchase a personalized paver in the Valley Hospital Auxiliary’s Friendship Garden outside the Phillips Wing of the Hospital. Purchasing a paver is a thoughtful way to create a lasting tribute.
• Celebrate births, anniversaries
• Recognize special achievements, staff members, volunteer service
• Pay tribute to a loved one

To purchase a paver, please complete the form (click here). We accept checks made payable to the Valley Hospital Auxiliary, or American Express, MasterCard or Visa. If you have any questions, please call The Valley Hospital Volunteer Office at 201-447-8135.

Your tax deductible donation will benefit the Valley Hospital Auxiliary's $1.5 million pledge to Valley Medical Group’s Child and Adolescent Mental Health Program, and an endowment for Valley Home Care's Butterflies, an in-home palliative and hospice care program for seriously ill children.


Please consider a donation to support the Auxiliary’s $1.5 million pledge 
– Donate here 
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