The Valley Hospital
Auxiliary Annual Luncheon—June 15, 2017 at the Indian Trail Club, Franklin
mission: Volunteerism within Valley Health System; acting as
liaisons between the hospital and the community; raising funds for critical
current pledge: To raise $1.4 million for Valley Medical Group’s
Child and Adolescent Mental Health Program and $100,000 for Valley Home Care’s
endowment for Butterflies – an in-home, pediatric palliative and hospice care
program for seriously ill children.
New Auxiliary Officers for
The following officers were
installed on the Auxiliary Executive Board by Nominating Chair, Dana Van
Voorhis. Seated left to right: Lee Jenkins, Corresponding Secretary, Elaine
Heimberger, Co-Vice President, Public Relations, Nancy Weiss, Co-Treasurer, Jean
Meloro, Administrative Vice President, Karen Hoy, Member-at-Large. Standing
left to right: Diana Frankel, Co-Vice President, Public Relations, Dana Van
Voorhis, Nominating Chair, Carol Gillespie, Vice President, Community Relations,
Denise Downey, Vice President, Membership, Barbara Mills, Recording Secretary,
Mary Boucher, Vice President, Kurth Cottage Gift Shop, Charlotte Byrne, Vice
President, Volunteer Services, Kathy Ambrose, Internet Chair. Missing from
photo: Linda Leeder, Co-Treasurer and Suzanne Silverstein,
The Auxiliary Audience
Learned How to be AgeProof
annual luncheon an audience of more than 180 people raptly listened to Dr.
Michael Roizen, Chair of the Wellness Institute at Cleveland Clinic. Dr.
Roizen’s topic was “Age Proof: How Cleveland Clinic Employees Got Younger and
May Get Much Younger and How You Can Too.” Pictured surrounding Dr.
Roizen and holding his new book, are left to right, David Bohan, Vice President,
Chief Development Officer, The Valley Hospital Foundation, Elaine Heimberger,
Co-Vice President, Public Relations, Dr. Roizen, Carol Gillespie, Vice
President, Community Relations, Audrey Meyers, President and CEO, Valley Health
System, Ann Swist, Auxiliary President.
Large Donation Was Made Towards $1.5 Million Pledge
annual luncheon the Auxiliary was proud to make a donation of $200,000 towards
their pledge to Valley Medical Group’s Child and Adolescent Mental Health
Program and Valley Home Care’s Butterflies program. The total donation for
2016-2017 was $350,000 of which $150,000 was made in January 2017. Standing
left to right are Audrey Meyers, President and CEO, Valley Health System, Ann
Swist, Auxiliary President, Nancy Weiss, Auxiliary Co-Treasurer, and David
Bohan, Vice President, Chief Development Officer, The Valley Hospital
Grace VanderWaal Performs Benefit Concert for Valley Hospital
The Auxiliary Concert Committee surrounds Grace VanderWaal with great appreciation.
Grace VanderWaal performed beautifully for an appreciative audience.
Grace VanderWaal, winner of America’s Got Talent Season 11, performed for an
audience of nearly 600 people on May 21, 2017 at Ramapo High School in Franklin
Lakes. The concert benefitted the Auxiliary’s $1.5 million pledge to the
hospital. Everyone was thrilled with her performance and her generosity.
The Valley Ball 2016
On December 2, 2016, 350 guests
enjoyed an evening of great food, a fabulous band, and a lot of dancing at the
beautiful Rockleigh Country Club. Generous donations were made to support the
Auxiliary’s $1.5 million pledge
Ball committee members pictured are: Seated left to right: Jean Meloro, Sandy
Carapezza, co-chair, Elaine Heimberger, co-chair, Ann Swist, Auxiliary
president. Standing left to right: Lee Jenkins, Carol Gillespie, Denise
Downey, Nancy Weiss, Audrey Meyers, President and CEO of The Valley Hospital and
Valley Health System, Charlotte Byrne, Diana Frankel, and Linda
Tree of Light 2016
On December 4, 2016, the
Auxiliary sponsored the annual Tree of Light ceremony and reception in the main
lobby of The Valley Hospital. More than 100 guests enjoyed the music of the
Ridgewood High School Carolers and Voices. All proceeds from the purchase of
tree lights or votive candles for the reflecting pool benefit the Auxiliary’s
$1.5 million pledge. Committee members pictured are left to right: Mary
Seminara, Catherine Grasso, Elaine Arrezzo, Pauline Azzolino, Nora McAvey, Lori
James and Judy Smith. Missing from photo: Isabel Reddy and Joann
Valley Hospital Auxiliary Executive Board: 2016-2017
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.
Valley Hospital Auxiliary Donates $250,000 Toward $1.5 Million 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
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
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
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.
THANK YOU TO OUR SPRING TASTING SPONSORS:
GOLD SPONSOR SILVER SPONSORS
& CAREONE at The Cupola BRONZE SPONSORS
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