Virtual Tree of Light Illumination Ceremony and Tribute Book

Virtual Illumination Ceremony        Tribute Book



The Valley Hospital Auxiliary is proud to share our traditional holiday event virtually for 2021!

We hope you enjoy the lovely ceremony featuring opening remarks by Charles Vannoy, Vice President, Patient Care Services and Chief Nursing Officer, The Valley Hospital, Denise Downey, 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  Tri-M Music Honor Society. 

Our sincere thanks go 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 Power of Giving

A Message From Denise Downey, Auxiliary President

Denise Downey

Dear Members and Friends of The Valley Hospital Auxiliary,

Another year has begun and we find ourselves in the midst of yet another COVID-19 surge. We all, of course, hope this wave will subside as quickly as it arrived.

Once again, Executive and Central board meetings are being held virtually, but we are moving ahead with our planning for several events in spring. Specifically, a casino night at the Indian Trail Club on April 27 and the annual golf outing at Ridgewood Country Club on June 6. We remain optimistic that conditions will be much brighter as we enter the new season in April.

I look forward to updating you on upcoming events and thank you all for your dedication and commitment to this wonderful organization.

Wishing you a happy and healthy new year,

Denise Downey
President - The Valley Hospital Auxiliary

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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!

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.