Women's Auxiliary

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The Women's Auxiliary is a non-profit organization established in 1962 by leaders in our community with a mission to render efficient and effective service to all units of Children's Health. Our members have been dedicated ambassadors of Children's Health for the past 50 years.

Letter from the President

The Women’s Auxiliary supports the critical needs of the hospital by raising funds to help Children’s provide the best care possible.  The Auxiliary has several highly anticipated fundraisers throughout the year, including the Breakfast with Santa Spectacular, Family Night at Six Flags, Sundaes on Sunday at American Girl, Boo Yard Sign Challenge, Change for Children’s and the holiday and all-occasion card programs, which are successful because of the incredible support of our community and members.  We always are looking for volunteers to help with these amazing events, as well as with our other programs to support the Children’s staff, patients and families.  You can deliver treats for staff appreciation, serve meals on Mother’s Day weekend and New Year’s Eve to families of patients and decorate the hospital halls with holiday wreaths and trees to spread holiday cheer.  As you can see there are many opportunities to get involved, and we’d be delighted for you to join us!  In addition to fundraising and volunteering, we have two general membership meetings, featuring expert speakers from Children’s who share the most current information on many important topics.

I am beyond honored to serve as the 2019-2020 president of the Women’s Auxiliary to Children’s Medical Center Dallas.  It truly is an amazing place that is very near to my heart and I know many of you have experienced it first-hand as well.  For more than 105 years, the mission of Children’s Health has been to make life better for children.  In fact, last year Children’s served nearly 300,000 patients.  Since 1962, the Auxiliary has proudly served alongside Children’s to support patients and their families.

In 2018-2019, the Women’s Auxiliary raised nearly $680,000 to support crucial programs, such as the Heart Center, Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, Extracorporeal Membranous Oxygenation (ECMO) Program, Car Seat Safety, Pet Therapy and the Women’s Auxiliary Scholarship Fund. The Auxiliary also made a $1 million commitment to support the expansion and renovation of the Emergency Room at Children’s Dallas to be funded over the next few years, and we fulfilled our final commitment to the Dallas Women’s Auxiliary Endowment, reaching $1.5 million which supports Family Support Services.

We can’t wait for you to get involved in the Women’s Auxiliary.  Please take a minute to browse our website to learn more about our fundraisers and activities.  We invite you to come tour the hospital, serve on a committee, volunteer at Children’s, make a donation or shop at the hospital gift shop.  As you can see, there are many ways for you to get involved and show your support! I very much look forward to working with each of you this upcoming year to continue the legacy of the Women’s Auxiliary as a great supporter of Children’s. Thank you in advance for your commitment and support!

Lindsey Miller
2019-2020 President
Women’s Auxiliary to Children’s Medical Center Dallas

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    Membership is open to all women committed to the Auxiliary’s mission of helping Children's Health make life better for children.

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  • Events and Projects

    We carry out our mission by raising funds to support high needs areas of the hospital through several annual fundraising projects and events.

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  • Leadership

     

    Congratulations to our 2019-2020 officers. Your leadership will help Children's Health fulfill its mission to make life better for children.

     

    • President
      Lindsey Miller
    • President-Elect
      Kristin Mitchell
    • Treasurer
      Amy Altizer
    • Treasurer-Elect
      Andi Lemme
    • Recording Secretary
      Carol Piering
    • Corresponding Secretary
      Christi Leinart
    • Parliamentarian
      Lauren Swann
    • Advisory
      Lauren Swann
    • Boo Campaign
      Claire Baker
      Missy Finger
    • Breakfast with Santa Spectacular
      Julie Hagen
      Lisa Leet
      Andrea Nayfa
      Aphrodite Paulos
    • Change for Children’s
      Lizzie Bailey
      Meredith McBee
      Marisa Partin
    • Children’s Toy Closet
      Christine Flanagan
      Jessica Slaven
    • Communications
      Elisabeth McHugh
    • Deck the Halls
      Annie Fernandez
      Lauren Melder
    • Deck the Halls-Elect
      Nikki Kapioltas
      Alexa Spears
    • Family Night at Six Flags
      Haylie Crouch
      Jennifer Knox
      Holly Lawrence
      Lillian Richey
    • Family Support
      Amy Thompson Ayik
      Joanna Clarke
      Neha Gaitonde
      Elizabeth Post
      Gita Shah
      Whitney Strauss
    • Gift Shop
      Jill C. Bee
      Becky Lacour
    • Gift Shop Treasurer
      Brittany Glendenning
    • Gifts
      Sally Dutter
      Monica Egert Smith
    • Holiday Cards
      Nicole Brewer
      Shelley Moore
    • Hospitality
      Stacey Stoller
      Katie Walters
    • Membership
      Jessica Barnett
      Megan Filgo
      Natalie Lesikar
      Amy Lobner
    • Mother’s Day Dinner
      Stephanie Berry
      Nancy Scripps
    • New Year's Eve Dinner
      Sally Dutter
      Monica Egert Smith
    • Nominating
      Ginny Searcy
    • Public Relations
      Allison Methvin
    • Special Events
      Kim Quinn
    • Staff Appreciation
      Mollie Shelby
      Jamie Singer
    • Sundaes on Sunday
      Lara Gaither
      Shannon Williams

     

  • Lifetime Members

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    Members-at-Large

    • Paige Andrews
    • Julie Bagley
    • Lindsay Billingsley
    • Christine Cook
    • Marie Crowe
    • Chelsea Duvall
    • Christina Durovich
    • Gini Florer
    • Cate Ford
    • Carolyn Lane
    • Katherine Lewis
    • Layne Pitzer
    • Amy Prestidge
    • Lisa Rocchio
    • Bryanna Roop
    • Kacy Tolleson
    • Samatha Wortley

     

    Dallas Lifetime Members (as of June 2019) 

    • Carol Aaron
    • Tracy Gardner Aaron
    • Tammi Abney
    • Kara Adam
    • Gigi Allen
    • Carly Allen-Martin
    • JoAnn Altenau
    • Nancy Seay Anderson
    • Marilyn Augur
    • Julie Bagley
    • Clara Bahner
    • Susan Bailey
    • Betty Baird
    • Kloe Barcus
    • Kyra Barnett
    • Angie Barrett
    • Courtney Barrow
    • Cyndi Bassel
    • Martha Lou Beaird
    • Meg Beaird
    • Patricia Beckett
    • Jill C. Bee
    • Dr. Priscilla Berry
    • Carol Beveridge
    • Lindsay Billingsley
    • Kathy Bishop
    • Laura Blackman
    • Ragan Blackmon
    • Sue Blackwell
    • Dr. Sarah Blumenschein
    • Cordelia Boone
    • Tara Bozman
    • Maura Bradshaw
    • Peggy Braecklein
    • Jennifer Bridges
    • Nancy Briggs
    • Terri Brittingham
    • Angie Clayton Brown
    • Beth Brown
    • Susan E. Brown
    • Tracey Brown
    • Charlotte Browning
    • Paula Bruton
    • Teresa Bryant
    • Lauren Byrd
    • Nancy Byrd
    • Christie Cahoon
    • Danna Campbell
    • Mohler Carlson
    • Emily Carrigan
    • Tonya Carroll
    • Stephanie Carvell
    • Laura Chavoya
    • Tracy Cheatham
    • Gail Cheney
    • Ellione Clark
    • Sarah Clark
    • Joanna Clarke
    • Brenda Cockerell
    • Anne Coke
    • Serena Cole
    • Anne Collins
    • Judy Collins-Kirkpatrick
    • Heather Cooper
    • Ann Corrigan
    • Katy Corrigan
    • Mary C Corrigan
    • Maura Costello
    • Carla Courtwright
    • Donna Cowman
    • Erin Nealy Cox
    • Terri Cox
    • Amy Simmons Crafton
    • Martha Crites
    • Stacy Crouch
    • Kathy Crow
    • Kathy C. Crow
    • Mollie Crow
    • Sandra Cude
    • Lucky Cullum
    • Marty Curtis
    • Jessica Dalton
    • Michelle de la Valdene
    • Ann Delatour
    • Jodi DeSerrano
    • Emily Deutscher
    • Jennifer Dickerson
    • Jennifer Dix
    • Kimberly Dodson
    • Dana Donahoe
    • Janie Douglass
    • Jana Dransfield
    • Shireen Duck
    • Christina Durovich
    • Sally Dutter
    • Chelsea Duvall
    • Jennifer Eagle
    • Diana Edelman
    • Kathryn Etcheverry
    • Leigh Fahr
    • Michelle Fail
    • Jennifer Farnell
    • George D. Farr
    • Wanda B. Farr
    • Susan Farris
    • Pamela Field
    • Elizabeth Figari
    • Megan Filgo
    • Mary Clare Finney
    • Anne Fisher
    • Michelle Fitzenhagen
    • Christine Flanagan
    • Gini Florer
    • Stephanie Arnold Floyd
    • Martha Fordyce
    • Lisa Fosmark
    • Amanda Francis
    • Dana French
    • Denise Fuller
    • Heather Furniss
    • Kim Gatlin
    • Mary Lou Gibbons
    • Judy Gibbs
    • Jenney Gillikin
    • Janie Means Gilmore
    • Kristi Gittins
    • Lori Glanzer
    • Carol Glasgow
    • Betty Godwin
    • Martina Goff
    • Carol Goglia
    • Linda Golden
    • Lori Golin-Kerner
    • Toppy Goolsby
    • Nancy Gottsacker
    • Jane Greene
    • Shelley Gregg
    • Susan Grier
    • Jayne Grimes
    • Whitney Grogan
    • Dawn Grove
    • Gina Grove-Smith
    • Patricia Gum
    • Leah Haberer
    • MaryAnna Hall
    • Randi Halsell
    • Dr. Janie Hamner
    • Sally Hanna
    • Elaine Harman
    • Linda Harris
    • Holly Hassmann
    • Dianne Hawkins
    • M.T. Helland
    • Liz Helton
    • Cheryl Henry
    • Ann Henson
    • Rose Heppner
    • Allison Hicks
    • Luann Hicks
    • Lyda Hill
    • Barbara Hitzelberger-Wooten
    • Amy Hofland
    • Sally Holmes
    • Michelle Hopper
    • Kamm Howie
    • Carol Huckin
    • Mary Huddleston
    • Anne Hudson
    • Cindy Huey
    • Cindy Hughes
    • Caroline Hunt
    • Kyle Hunt
    • Tavia Hunt
    • Heidi Imhof
    • Margaret Jackson
    • Melanie Jackson
    • Laurie I. Johansen
    • Amanda Johnson
    • Beth Johnson
    • Ann Jones
    • Tiffany Jones
    • Carole Jordan
    • Trish Judson
    • Kate Juett
    • Tricia Kanewske
    • Nikki Kapioltas
    • Cayce W. Kemp
    • Deanie Kepler
    • Megan Kobler
    • Susan Kohler
    • Tracey Kozmetsky
    • Lisa Kroencke
    • Kara Kull
    • Peggy La Font
    • Becky Lacour
    • Kimberley Lanio
    • Caitlin Laughlin
    • Linda Laughlin
    • Merriellin Lehner
    • Christi Leinart
    • Muffin Lemak
    • Allison Lent
    • Katherine Lewis
    • Jenny Lichty
    • Melanie Lillard
    • Elaine Lindh
    • Jean Liu
    • Amy Lobner
    • Michelle Lockhart
    • Vivian Lombardi
    • Sarah Losinger
    • Rebecca Lutz
    • Dawn Lynn
    • Sandye Mailandt
    • Charlene C. Marsh
    • Christina Marshall
    • Carol Mason
    • Meredith McBee
    • Becky McCamey
    • Laura McCoy
    • Dr. Rosemary McCoy
    • Paige McDaniel
    • Cindy McGeoch
    • Mary Elise McGowan
    • Polly McKeithen
    • Lois McKown
    • Elizabeth McMillan
    • Jodi McShan
    • Margharita Mercado
    • Leslie Merrick
    • Deborah Michel
    • Maryann Mihalopoulos
    • Carolyn Miller
    • Jennifer Miller
    • Katy Miller
    • Lindsey Miller
    • Melanie Miller
    • Dr. Paula Miltenberger
    • Paige Mims
    • Josephine Mitchell
    • Kristin Mitchell
    • Liz Modory
    • Nancy Monning
    • Mary Montgomery
    • Dian Moore
    • Lisa Moore
    • Shelley Moore
    • Cherry Morris
    • Paula Mosle
    • Anna Moss
    • Kate Mote
    • Susan Muller
    • Florence Mullins
    • Kay Murphy
    • Jan Myers
    • Kathleen Neely
    • Laura Neely
    • Maggie Neely
    • Devon Nelson
    • Amy Newman
    • Shirley Newsom
    • Jennifer Niccol
    • Lynn Nikaidoh
    • Tammy Novak
    • Taryn Novak
    • Lauri L. Nye
    • Anne-Marie Oliver
    • Nancy O'Neil
    • Connie O'Neill
    • Valerie L. Orgera-Phillips
    • Honey Owens
    • Lori Anne Page
    • Betty Park
    • Allison Parks
    • Pam Dealey Petty
    • Heidi Pickens
    • Kenney Pickens
    • Kacy Pierce
    • Carol Piering
    • Laurie Platt
    • Donna Plunket
    • Peggy Pollock
    • Becky Pond
    • Sandra Porter
    • Dr. Lindy Pottinger
    • Michal Powell
    • Pat Prestidge
    • Ruth Price
    • Diane Purnell
    • Eleanor Powell Putman
    • Kim Quinn
    • Devin Rambie
    • Robbie Raphael
    • Kim Raymond
    • Debbie Raynor
    • Chris Redden
    • Anne Reed
    • Anne Steakley Reeder
    • Carol Bright Reeder
    • Christie Reniger
    • Suzy Rhodes
    • Sharon Richards
    • Dr. Carol M. Riddick
    • Melissa Rieman
    • Sarah Roberts
    • Gwen Robertson
    • Lisa Rocchio
    • Diana Rodgers
    • Sonya Rodrigue
    • Frances Rogers
    • Carol Ronchetti
    • Bryanna Roop
    • Kristy Rorschach
    • Jill Rowlett
    • Jennifer Royall
    • Margot Ruebel
    • Missy Ryan
    • Karee Sampson
    • Sue Sandford
    • Susie Sandstrom
    • Bernadette Schaeffler
    • Lee Schaufele
    • Kara Schlueter
    • Penny Schmidt
    • Holly Scimeca
    • Diane K. Scovell
    • Debbie Scripps
    • Nancy Scripps
    • Ginny Searcy
    • Lynn Sears
    • Deedee Selner
    • Maureen Shafer
    • Melanie Shaffer
    • Bonnie Shelby
    • Mary Kay Sheldon
    • Mary Alice Shepherd
    • Karen Shuttee
    • Connie D. Sigel
    • Sandye Silvera
    • Susan Simmons
    • Alisha Sinacola
    • Alicia Slay
    • Anna Small
    • Nicole Small
    • Beth Hull Smith
    • Cameron Y. Smith
    • Monica Egert Smith
    • Waverly Smith
    • Debbie Snell
    • Michelle Sosnoskie
    • Cissie Sparkman
    • Alexa Spears
    • Marianne Staubach
    • Salle Stemmons
    • Stacey C. Stoller
    • Mary Kay Story
    • Diana Strauss
    • Venise Stuart
    • Mersina P. Stubbs
    • Samantha Suchala
    • Heather Sudbury
    • Laura Sullivan
    • Peggy Sutcliffe
    • Lauren Swann
    • Kara Swanson
    • Jane L. Switzer
    • Mindy Taylor
    • Ellen Terry
    • Kathryne Tessem
    • Jessica Thackston
    • Kay Theis
    • Callie Thomas
    • Cathy Thompson
    • Debbie Tolleson
    • Kacy Tolleson
    • Marilyn Toomey
    • Carol Touchstone
    • Bebe C. Triplett
    • Karla Adam Trusler
    • Kimberly Trykoski
    • Tamareh Tuma
    • Amy Turner
    • Courtney Underwood
    • Melissa Utley
    • Angie Vaughan
    • Kerensa Vest
    • Jessica Wadkins
    • Sherwood Wagner
    • Donese Walker
    • Beth Wallace
    • Joan Walne
    • Libby Walter
    • Mi Jung Warner
    • Heather H. Washburne
    • Susie Watson
    • Wanda Webb
    • Marilyn Weber
    • Sarah Weinberg
    • Jimmy Westcott
    • Nicole Wheeler
    • Brenda White
    • Michelle White
    • Sally Wightman
    • Emily Willding
    • Beth Williams
    • Kirsa A. Williams
    • Stacey Williams
    • Kendall B. Wilson
    • Candace Winslow
    • Susan Wolcott
    • Cayla Woodruff
    • Nina Works
    • Angie Worthen
    • Dr. Kimberly Yamanouchi
    • Amy Zicarelli
    • Denise Zulick
  • Hospital Support

    The Women's Auxiliary supports Children's Health in many ways:

    Staff Support

    Throughout the year, teams of Auxiliary members express their appreciation to the staff at Children’s for their commitment to the hospital, our patients and their families. Baskets of treats are provided to show our support and gratitude for their hard work and dedication to those in the greatest of need.
     

    Patient Support

    Holiday Meals

    A nourishing meal, a welcoming smile and encouraging words bring the gift of comfort to moms, dads, brothers and sisters on New Year's Eve and Mother's Day Weekend. The Auxiliary hosts dinner at the hospital for families whose children are patients in Critical Care Units on these holiday occasions. 

    Family Support Baskets

    Every other week, Auxiliary volunteers provide snack baskets for family members of patients who are in Critical Care Units at Children's Medical Center Dallas. These treats allow families to have some nourishment since most cannot or do not want to leave their child to grab a meal or a snack. For more information about this program, contact patientsupport.dallas@childrensauxiliary.org.

    In-Kind Donations

    Our Social Work department caters to the needs of patients and their families during their stay at Children's. Often, patient families come unprepared for a night's stay, and are in need of the comforts of home. The below is a list of items needed throughout the year:

    Toiletry Items (all items must be travel-sized)

    • Shampoo
    • Conditioner
    • Toothbrush
    • Toothpaste
    • Body wash
    • Bars of soap
    • Lotion
    • Deodorant (men and women)
    • Women's sanitary items

    Clothing and Pajamas (child and adult sizes welcome)

    • Onesies
    • T-shirts
    • Hoodies
    • Athletic Pants
    • Socks
    • Underwear
    • Pajamas 

    To donate books and magazines, visit The Family Resource Library to view a list of preferred titles.

    Please contact patientsupport.dallas@childrensauxiliary.org for drop-off information.

  • History of Giving

    The following is a list of gifts made by the Women’s Auxiliary to Children’s Medical Center Dallas:

    Construction and Renovation

    • Construction of three new operating suites
    • Critical Care room in honor of George Farr
    • Critical Care room in honor of Linda Harris
    • Diamond Jubilee Development Program for Children's Medical Center
    • Emergency Department expansion
    • Gift Shop and Admitting area renovations
    • Godly Play
    • Krissi Holman Family Resource Library and Children's Collection
    • Neurology EEG room
    • Pauline Allen Gill Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders Family Retreat
    • Renovations to the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit
    • Renovations to the Psychiatric Unit and Intensive Care Unit waiting rooms
    • School classroom for the patient education program
    • Team Work Station - Children's Medical Center Plano
    • The Women's Auxiliary Children's Garden
    • The Women's Auxiliary Critical Care Unit on the 12th Floor
    • Transfusion service improvements and Outpatient Phlebotomy Lab
    • Transport services communications system improvements

    Education

    • Asthma education pilot program
    • Bilingual services initiative education and evaluation
    • Clinical research support at scientific conferences
    • Diabetes Nurse Educator
    • Home health care teaching guides
    • Management and staff development
    • Pathology/Lab multimedia computer systems
    • Patient preparation materials
    • Pediatric ICU research projects
    • Plating Distracting Module for Plastic Surgery
    • Sepsis simulation equipment and training software
    • Toughbooks with charging stations

    Equipment

    • Audiovisual carts for Pediatric Trauma
    • C-Arm portable X-ray for orthopedic trauma
    • Diagnostic equipment for the Fetal Neonatal Program
    • Digital impression scanner for Orthodontics
    • DVD players and movies
    • External pacemakers for Cardiac Intensive Care Unit
    • ICU televisions and VCRs
    • Infant immobilization chair
    • Laerdal SimBaby for Respiratory Care
    • Laerdal SimKid and Glidescope
    • Life support equipment
    • Monitor and warmers for the Seay Emergency Center
    • Monitors for Transport Service
    • Neonatal patient room equipment and crib
    • Oxygen blenders and ECMO equipment
    • Pagers for ICU families and parent amenity kits
    • Portable defibrillator/oximeter for Children's Transport Service
    • Portable X-ray machine
    • Pro Pac Monitor for Transport Service
    • Rehabilitation and Therapy Services
    • Security safes for patient rooms
    • Sleep monitoring equipment
    • Stryker cribs for operating rooms and operating room microscopes
    • Surgical robotic arms and cameras
    • Volunteer Management software
    • Wheelchairs for the Seay Emergency Center

    Programs

    • Art Therapy Program
    • Bereavement Care Program
    • Children's Research Institute
    • Comprehensive Gait and Mobility Program
    • Eating Disorders Program
    • Endoscopy Lab/Omegaven Trial
    • Foster Care Program
    • Neonatal Parent Education Program
    • Patient Education Program classroom
    • Pediatric Educational Program
    • Pediatric Stroke Project
    • Pet Therapy Program
    • Prenatal Dental Program
    • Recreational Art Program
    • Remote Patient Monitoring Program
    • Senior Nursing Student Day
    • Sensory integration assessment/treatment
    • Summer Teen Volunteer Program
    • Teen Recovery Program

    Scholarships and Seminars

    • Huvelle Memorial Loan Fund for Residents
    • James Farnsworth Health Careers Scholarship Endowment
    • Kenneth C. Haltalin Pediatric Seminar
    • Pastoral Care Seminar
    • Women's Auxiliary Scholarship Fund