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The Valley Hospital
223 N. Van Dien Avenue
Ridgewood, NJ 07450

The Valley Hospital Auxiliary


Our mission:  Volunteerism within Valley Health System; acting as liaisons between the hospital and the community; raising funds for critical hospital programs.

 Our 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.

              The 45th Annual Valley Hospital Auxiliary Golf Outing

  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 . Valley 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 Leeder.  



Tree of Light 2016

 committee members  RHS strings and singers

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 Glock.  


 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. 


 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

2016 ali stroker

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

spring tastings 2016 group photo

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 

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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