The Power of Giving

A Message From Denise Downey, Auxiliary President

Denise Downey

Dear Auxiliary members and friends,

Each year, spring begins on such a chilly note, then transitions suddenly to hot and sticky weather. For those gardeners among us, this is the time to prune, trim and ready the beds for new growth and the planting of new flowers and shrubs. It’s also the time for the Auxiliary to organize and host the myriad of exciting events for the rest of the year. 

The first-ever Vegas Night is kicking off the season on April 27 at The Indian Trail Club. The 49th annual golf outing is teeing off on June 6 at The Ridgewood Country Club and the Auxiliary Annual Luncheon is being held on June 16 at the Indian Trail Club. It is also exciting to announce the first of its kind Paramus Run being held on October 16 followed by the Valley Ball on October 29 at The Plaza in New York City. The year caps off with the annual Tree of Light ceremony on December 4. All information for these events can be found on our website as well as health protocols. I want to thank all of our committees and chairs who make these events such a success.  

I’d like to also express my sincere thanks to all of you for the opportunity to have served as your president for the past two years.  My term ends on June 30 and I look forward to continuing to support the Auxiliary and the new administration.  I hope to see you all at the Annual Luncheon.

With warm wishes,

Denise Downey

President - The Valley Hospital Auxiliary

golf outing

The 49th Annual Valley Hospital Auxiliary Golf Outing

Monday, June 6, 2022

The Ridgewood Country Club, Paramus, NJ

9:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Don’t miss The Valley Hospital Auxiliary’s 49th Annual Golf Outing at the beautiful Ridgewood Country Club. Enjoy a great day on a championship course, a delicious lunch, and a spectacular cocktail hour and dinner. If you prefer, you can just come for the cocktail hour and the dinner, or participate as one of our generous sponsors. What a great way to support a worthy cause. All proceeds benefit the Auxiliary’s pledge to raise $3.1 million for hospital programs focused on children.

RSVP by May 20, 2022. Our Golf Outing is always a sell-out, so sign up early!

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Up-to-date fully vaccinated documentation (including appropriate booster) will be required to enter all Valley Hospital Auxiliary events. Acceptable forms of proof are photo ID plus one of the following:

  • Vaccination card
  • Docket app
  • Excelsior app
  • NYC COVID Safe app

2022 Annual Meeting and Luncheon

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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.

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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!

The Valley Hospital Auxiliary Reaches a Milestone in Donations


On behalf of The Valley Hospital Auxiliary, Denise Downey, Auxiliary President, presents David Bohan, Vice President, Chief Development Officer, The Valley Hospital Foundation,  with a check for $150,000.00 toward the Auxiliary’s current $3.1 million pledge.  The Auxiliary donated $350,000.00 to the Foundation this past fiscal year.  Donations made to the Foundation in support of our pledge now total just over $1 million dollars. We thank all those who have contributed to make this happen.