Virtual Tree of Light Illumination Ceremony and Tribute Book

Virtual Illumination Ceremony        Tribute Book



The Valley Hospital Auxiliary is proud to share our Virtual 2022 Tree of Light Ceremony.

We hope you enjoyed the lovely ceremony featuring opening remarks by Charles Vannoy, Vice President, Patient Care Services and Chief Nursing Officer, The Valley Hospital, Theresa Salameno, President, The Valley Hospital Auxiliary, and Dave Bohan, VP and Chief Development Officer, TVH Foundation, followed by beautiful holiday performances by students from the Ridgewood High School Choir and Orchestra. 

Our sincere thanks to all our generous donors, who contributed to this event in support of the Auxiliary’s $3.1 million pledge to The Valley Hospital in Paramus and the Butterflies endowment.  With your assistance, we raised over $20,000 to improve the health and well-being of children in our community.

Many thanks to Mary Seminara and her wonderful Tree of Light committee who worked so hard on making this event happen. 

Please share the links with family and friends and watch the tributes shine brightly on the tree and around the reflecting pool. 

The 74th Annual Valley Ball

The 74th Annual Valley Ball was held on October 29, 2022 in the glorious Grand Ballroom at the landmark Plaza Hotel in New York City.   More than 200 people enjoyed delicious hors d’oeuvres, a three-course meal, dancing to the Craig Scott Orchestra, and a performance by the Jersey Boys tributes.  It was a great event for a great cause—proceeds benefitted the Auxiliary’s $3.1 million pledge to establish the Pediatric Section of the Emergency Department in The Valley Hospital in Paramus and the endowment for Valley Home Care’s Butterflies—a palliative and hospice care program for seriously ill children.

See you in fall 2023, when The Valley Ball will be held in the stunning atrium of The Valley Hospital in Paramus.  Watch this site for details.

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Thank you to our sponsors for their generous support!

The Plaza ($25,000)




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mt sinai






The Oak Room ($12,500)






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The Palm Court ($6,500)




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Tom and Ann Limberg 


The Eloise ($3,500)




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Barbara and Vincent Lewis

Ralph and Elizabeth Mastrangelo

Valli and Surya Mohapatra

Victor and Susan Wortmann

The Central Board of the Valley Hospital Auxiliary presented Dave Bohan, Vice President, The Valley Hospital Foundation with a $250,000 check on November 17, 2022.  This donation supports the Auxiliary’s current $3.1 million pledge to the hospital.  Since the pledge began in early 2019, the Auxiliary has donated more than a $1.6 million.  We thank Auxiliary members and friends of The Valley Hospital Auxiliary whose generous donations made this possible. 

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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-traditional volunteer 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 our events!