The Power of Giving

A Message From Denise Downey, Auxiliary President

Denise DowneyDear Auxiliary Members,

I hope this message finds you all well and safe and that you had a good summer.  

Despite the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, our Ways & Means team has been very busy this past summer planning our biggest fundraiser for the year: Very Virtual Valley Fall Fest, which will be held on Saturday, October 24, 2020, from 8-9 p.m. VVV Fall Fest marks the Auxiliary’s first foray into virtual fundraising and replaces our wonderful and widely popular in-person Kitchen Tour, Golf Outing, and Valley Ball. During our last fiscal year, the Golf Outing and the Valley Ball brought in more than $600,000 in total, going a long way to meeting our pledge goal.

I hope that you will all attend VVV Fall Fest not only to support our $3.1 million pledge but to have fun! Admission is free! Fall Fest will be hosted by a delightful and professional emcee and auctioneer, Marissa Walters. The evening will include a welcome from Valley Health System CEO and President, Audrey Meyers, a not-to-be-missed performance by Broadway actor and singer, Mark McVey, celebrity shout-outs, a few surprises, and best of all, a fabulous silent auction. You will also be able to make direct donations for any amount to the Auxiliary during the event.

Register today and please consider becoming a sponsor. Remember that every dollar you contribute goes directly to the Auxiliary’s pledge benefitting the health of children in our community.  The Auxiliary may also provide additional financial support to other Valley Hospital Auxiliary and Valley Health System initiatives, including Covid-19 programs.

Thank you for your support!

- Denise Downey, President, The Valley Hospital Auxiliary

Very Virtual Valley Fall Fest 2020

The Valley Hospital Auxiliary was a major catalyst in the founding of the hospital, raising funds and establishing community support years before the hospital opened. Today's Auxiliary, which consists of members from many local communities, remains an integral part of hospital life.


Our Mission

The mission of The Valley Hospital Auxiliary is to:

  • Serve as community liaison for the hospital
  • Assist the hospital through a variety of traditional and non-traditionalvolunteer services
  • Raise funds for vital hospital programs

Our Pledge

Since its inception, the Auxiliary has helped serve local communities by raising funds for specific healthcare programs and services. To date, the Auxiliary has donated more than $18 million to Valley.

The Auxiliary’s current pledge is to raise $3 million to establish the Pediatric Section of the Emergency Department at The Valley Hospital in Paramus, and $100,000 for Valley Home Care’s endowment for Butterflies, a pediatric in-home palliative and hospice care program for seriously ill children. The Auxiliary may provide additional financial support to other Valley Hospital Auxiliary and Valley Health System initiatives.

Ready to support our pledge? Make a donation today.

Auxiliary Events

The Auxiliary’s events are always the talk of the town! In addition to having a great time, attendees contribute to the Auxiliary’s pledge to support the hospital.

Local branches of the Auxiliary also host fashion shows, guest speakers, raffles, theater trips and more. 

Learn more about upcoming events and RSVP today!

Recent Events 

$75,000 check presentation
Jean Meloro, VHA President, 2018-20, and Denise Downey, VHA President, 2020, presented a $75,000 donation to David Bohan, VP & Chief Development Officer, VHF, toward their $3.1 million pledge during the Virtual Annual Meeting 2020 video.
The Valley Hospital Auxiliary Flag Day 2020 Ceremony
The Virtual Flag Day Honor Ceremony at The Valley Hospital's Friendship Garden on June 10, 2020 displayed many donated flags in honor of staff, family and friends with stirring patriotic musical performances.
The Valley Hospital Auxiliary Check Presentation to The Valley Hospital Foundation
The Auxiliary recently donated $350,000 to The Valley Hospital Foundation, as part of its $3 million pledge. Holding the check are members of the Auxiliary’s Central Board and David Bohan, Foundation Vice President & Chief Development Officer.