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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 Valley Hospital Auxiliary Annual Luncheon—June 15, 2017 at the Indian Trail Club, Franklin Lakes, NJ

New Auxiliary Officers for 2017-2018 Installed

New Auxiliary Officers for 2017-2018

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, Member-at-Large.


 

The Auxiliary Audience Learned How to be AgeProof

Auxiliary Audience Learned How to be AgeProof

At the 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. 


 

A Large Donation Was Made Towards $1.5 Million Pledge

Large Donation Was Made Towards _1.5 M Pledge

At the 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 Foundation. 


 
The 62nd Annual Valley Ball

The 62nd Annual Valley Ball

 
 
 

 
45th Annual Valley Hospital Auxiliary Golf Outing

committee members

The Auxiliary-sponsored at the Ridgewood Country Club on June 5, 2017 attracted 171 golfers who enjoyed a delicious buffet lunch, 18 holes of golf, a lavish cocktail party, buffet dinner, and a silent auction. Thanks to our generous sponsors and players, the Auxiliary raised more than $150,000.00 towards our $1.5 million pledge to The Valley Hospital.
 
 
 

 
Local Students Awarded Auxiliary-Sponsored Scholarships

Local Students Awarded Auxiliary-Sponsored 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 several of the students. Scholarships are funded in part by sales of artwork displayed in the hospital.
 
 
 

 
Grace VanderWaal Performs Benefit Concert for Valley Hospital Auxiliary

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The Auxiliary Concert Committee surrounds Grace VanderWaal with great appreciation.

RHS strings and singers

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

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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.  

 



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