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 60 years.

Letter from the President

I am truly honored to serve as the 2020-2021 president and ambassador of the Women’s Auxiliary to Children’s Medical Center Dallas. My family and I have been affiliated with the Auxiliary for many years, from our kids collecting toys for Children’s Toy Closet and hosting lemonade stands for Change for Children’s, to attending the beloved Breakfast with Santa Spectacular and Family Night at Six Flags! We have countless fond memories of serving, and enjoying, all the Auxiliary has to offer.  

Beyond the highly anticipated events of the Auxiliary, I was moved to serve from my own experiences at Children’s. Since joining the Auxiliary, I have heard countless heartwarming and raw stories from members, neighbors and friends. The most rewarding times I have spent at Children’s have been scrubbing-in at the Externship program in the Heart Center, touring the new Emergency Room and its new behavioral health rooms, serving meals to patient families, and sharing our appreciation with the amazing staff by bringing goodies to the ICU nurses during their night shift. The work being done at Children’s is incomparable. Committing to support their mission to make life better for children becomes a no-brainer when knowing all their patients are in the best possible place.   

A lot has changed in our lives over the past few months, but Children’s commitment to providing quality, world-class care remains the same. In addition, the loyal support of the Women’s Auxiliary remains fully committed to continue to support this award-winning hospital and has contributed more than $22 million to Children’s since 1962. 

In 2019-2020, the Women’s Auxiliary supported crucial programs at Children’s Medical Center including:

  • Emergency department renovation and expansion
  • Mental Health Fund
  • Women’s Auxiliary Scholarship Fund

The Auxiliary also provided much needed funding to patient and family support services, such as pet therapy, pastoral care, child life and the Dallas Women’s Auxiliary Patient and Family Support Endowment, which will help sustain and enhance these important services for future generations.

Through our highly anticipated fundraisers, along with our community and members like you, we will continue to provide the support that our amazing medical staff and patients depend on. Please browse our website and explore all the Auxiliary has to offer! From hospital tours, to donating, or “Decking the Halls” for the Holidays…you can see, there are so many ways to contribute.

As we turn the page to a new chapter, we anticipate a greater need of support for Children’s, and we can’t wait for you to join us! Thank you in advance for your commitment and support.

Kristin Mitchell 
2020-2021 President
Women’s Auxiliary to Children’s Medical Center Dallas

  • Donate to the Auxiliary

    The Women's Auxiliary carries out its mission by raising funds to support high-need areas of the hospital. Thank you for helping us.

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  • Become a Member

    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 2020-2021 officers. Your leadership will help Children's Health fulfill its mission to make life better for children.

    • President
      Kristin Mitchell
    • President-Elect
      Lisa Rocchio
    • Treasurer
      Andi Lemme
    • Treasurer-Elect
      Brittany Glendenning
    • Recording Secretary
      Jennifer Knox
    • Corresponding Secretary
      Arden Ellis
    • Parliamentarian
      Lindsey Miller
    • Advisory
      Lindsey Miller
    • Boo Yard Sign Challenge
      Mary C Corrigan
      Courtney Gilbert
      Holly Lawrence
      Tara Oneacre
    • Breakfast with Santa Spectacular
      Andrea Nayfa
      Aphrodite Paulos
    • Change for Children’s
      Jessica Barnett
      Allyson Blow
      Kristin Evans
      Jackie Gahagan
      Lindsey Miller
      Merritt Quigley
    • Children’s Toy Closet
      Stephanie Berry
      Lindsey Taylor
    • Communications and Social Media
      Lisa Leet
    • Deck the Halls
      Nikki Kapioltas
      Alexa Spears
    • Deck the Halls-Elect
      Allison Fainter
      Angie Ratliff
    • Family Night at Six Flags
      Katy Brooks
      Megan Adams Brooks
      Elle Finney
      Mary Catherine Finney
      Meredith Finney
    • Family Support
      Amy Ayik
      Joanna Clarke
      Shelley Moore
      Amy Opsal
      Elizabeth Post
      Gita Shah
    • Gift Shop
      Jill C. Bee
      Becky Lacour
    • Gift Shop Treasurer
      Ashley Dana
    • Gifts
      Monica Egert Smith
      Lauren Swann
    • Holiday Cards
      Elizabeth Drabinski
      Kerri McCulloch
    • Hospitality
      Mary Beth Wagner
    • Membership
      Megan Beckner
      Amanda Cejka
      Jennifer Knox
      Jamie Singer
      Kirsa Williams
    • Mother’s Day Dinner
      Joanna Clarke
      Annie Fernandez
    • New Year's Eve Dinner
      Sally Dutter
      Monica Egert Smith
    • Nominating
      Ginny Searcy
    • Public Relations
      Sarah Burns
    • Special Events
      Mary Margaret Spies
      Laura Zeballos
    • Staff Appreciation
      Amy Prestidge
      Mollie Shelby
    • Sundaes on Sunday
      Emily Haddock
      Kelley Ledford
      Katie Tauscher

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    Members-at-Large

    • Julie Bagley
    • Lindsay Billingsley
    • Haylie Crouch
    • Marie Crowe
    • Christina Durovich
    • Chelsea Duvall
    • Dansby Erwin
    • Gini Florer
    • Carolyn Lane
    • Natalie Lesikar
    • Katherine Lewis
    • Amy Lobner
    • Jacque Marvin
    • Meredith McBee
    • Katy Miller
    • Carol Piering
    • Lillian Richey
    • Bryanna Roop
    • Stacey Stoller
    • Kacy Tolleson
    • Katie Walters
  • Lifetime Members

    Dallas Lifetime Members (as of June 2020) 

    • 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
    • Cordelia Boone
    • Tara Bozman
    • Maura Bradshaw
    • Peggy Braecklein
    • Jennifer Bridges
    • Nancy Briggs
    • Terri Brittingham
    • Katy Brooks
    • Megan Brooks
    • 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
    • Amanda Cejka
    • Stephanie Carvell
    • Laura Chavoya
    • Tracy Cheatham
    • Gail Cheney
    • Ellione Clark
    • Sarah Clark
    • Joanna Clarke
    • Brenda Cockerell
    • Anne Coke
    • Serena Cole
    • Anne-Louise Collins
    • Judy Collins-Kirkpatrick
    • Ann Corrigan
    • Katy Corrigan
    • Mary C Corrigan
    • Maura Costello
    • Carla Courtwright
    • Donna Cowman
    • Erin Nealy Cox
    • Terri Cox
    • Martha Crites
    • Stacy Crouch
    • Kathy Crow
    • Kathy C. 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
    • Christine K. Frary
    • Dana French
    • Denise Fuller
    • Heather Furniss
    • Mary Lou Gibbons
    • Judy Gibbs
    • Jenney Gillikin
    • Janie Means Gilmore
    • Kristi Gittins
    • Lori Glanzer
    • Carol Glasgow
    • Brittany Glendenning
    • Betty Godwin
    • Martina Goff
    • Carol Goglia
    • Linda Golden
    • Lori Golin-Kerner
    • Toppy Goolsby
    • Nancy Gottsacker
    • Melissa Graham
    • Jane Greene
    • Shelley Gregg
    • Susan Grier
    • Holly Griggs
    • Jayne Grimes
    • Whitney Grogan
    • Dawn Grove
    • Lyndsey Grover
    • 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
    • Amy Hofland
    • Sally Holmes
    • Audra Hopper
    • 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
    • Jennifer Kirksey
    • Jennifer Knox
    • Megan Kobler
    • Susan Kohler
    • Amy Kovac
    • Tracey Kozmetsky
    • Lisa Kroencke
    • Kara Kull
    • Peggy La Font
    • Becky Lacour
    • 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
    • Insha Luthra
    • Rebecca Lutz
    • Dawn Lynn
    • Sandye Mailandt
    • Charlene C. Marsh
    • Christina Marshall
    • Carol Mason
    • Eleanor Putman Maxwell
    • Meredith McBee
    • Becky McCamey
    • Laura McCoy
    • Dr. Rosemary McCoy
    • Pleasant McCulloch
    • 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 Head 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
    • Jessica Nowitzki
    • Lauri L. Nye
    • Nancy O'Neil
    • Connie O'Neill
    • Valerie L. Orgera-Phillips
    • Honey Owens
    • Lori Anne Page
    • Betty Park
    • Allison Parks
    • Aphrodite Paulos
    • 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
    • Kim Quinn
    • Devin Rambie
    • Robbie Raphael
    • Kim Raymond
    • Debbie Raynor
    • Chris Redden
    • 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
    • Emily Sacher
    • Karee Sampson
    • Sue Sandford
    • Susie Sandstrom
    • Bernadette Schaeffler
    • Lee Schaufele
    • Kara Schlueter
    • Penny Schmidt
    • Diane K. Scovell
    • Debbie Scripps
    • Nancy Scripps
    • Ginny Searcy
    • Lynn Sears
    • Deedee Selner
    • Maureen Shafer
    • Melanie Shaffer
    • Bonnie Shelby
    • Mollie 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
    • Caitlin Stinnett
    • Stacey C. Stoller
    • Diana Strauss
    • Venise Stuart
    • Mersina P. Stubbs
    • Samantha Suchala
    • Heather Sudbury
    • Laura Sullivan
    • Peggy Sutcliffe
    • Lauren Swann
    • Kara Swanson
    • Jane L. Switzer
    • Mindy Taylor
    • 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
    • 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

    Since 1962, the Auxiliary has continued its tradition and rich history of service to Children’s Medical Center by raising funds for hospital priorities through annual fundraising events and special projects. Through the incredible generosity and countless volunteer hours of its members and a community of friends and supporters, the Auxiliary has gifted more than $22 million to Children’s.

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

    Construction and Renovation

    • 12th Floor Critical Care Unit at Children's Dallas (wePromise Campaign gift)
    • Center of Excellence in Godly Play
    • Children's Garden
    • Emergency Department renovation
    • Gift Shop and Admitting area renovations
    • The Heart Center
    • ICU Room in honor of George Farr
    • ICU Room in honor of Linda Harris
    • Krissi Holman Family Resource Library and Children's Collection
    • Neurology EEG room
    • Nourishment Room - Children's Plano
    • Pauline Allen Gill Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders
    • Pediatric Intensive Care Unit renovations
    • 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
    • Three operating suites at CHildren's Dallas (Diamond Jubilee Campaign gift)
    • Transfusion service improvements and outpatient phlebotomy lab
    • Transport services communications system improvement
    • Women's Auxiliary Playground

    Education

    • Asthma education pilot program
    • Bilingual services initiative education and evaluation
    • Clinical Research
    • Diabetes nurse educator
    • Home health care teaching guides
    • Management and staff development
    • Pathology/Lab multimedia computer systems
    • Patient preparation materials
    • Plating distracting module for plastic surgery
    • Sepsis simulation equipment and training software
    • Toughbooks with charging stations

    Equipment

    • Audiovisual carts for Pediatric Trauma
    • Beds and cribs
    • C-Arm portable X-ray for Pediatric Trauma
    • Children's Corner Gift Shop Systems Improvement
    • Diagnostic equipment for the Fetal Neonatal Program
    • DVD players and movies
    • External pacemakers for Cardiovascular Intensive Care Unit
    • ICU televisions and VCRs
    • Infant immobilization chair
    • iPads and customized stands
    • Laerdal SimBaby for Respiratory Care
    • Laerdal SimKid and Glidescope
    • Life-support equipment
    • Monitor and warmers for the Seay Emergency Center
    • Neonatal patient room equipment and crib
    • NOMAD Pro handheld X-ray Systems
    • Orthodontic Scanner
    • Ottobock Kima Strollers
    • Oxygen blenders and ECMO equipment
    • Pagers for ICU families and parent amenity kits
    • Picture Archiving and Communication System (PACS)
    • Playground at Children's Plano
    • 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
    • Wheelchairs for teen population
    • Zoll X Series Monitors for Children's Transport Services

    Programs

    • Arts & Humanities
    • Art Therapy
    • Bear Hugs
    • Beads of Courage
    • Bereavement Care
    • Camp Moss
    • Car Seat Safety
    • Center for Pediatric Eating Disorders
    • Child Life
    • Child Life - Funnyatricks ProgramTM
    • Children's Centennial History Book
    • Children's Health Andrews Institute for Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine
    • Children's Health Response Fund
    • Children's Mental Health Fund
    • Children's Plano 10-Year Carnival Celebration
    • Children's Research Institute
    • Comprehensive Gait and Mobility Program
    • Earn Nose and Throat (ENT) Program
    • Electronics package for patient infusion rooms at CCBD
    • Employee Care Fund
    • Endoscopy Lab/Omegaven Trial
    • Extracorporeal Membranous Oxygenation (ECMO) Program
    • Foster Care
    • The Heart Center - Neurodevelopmental Program
    • Indigent Care
    • Language Access Services
    • Music Therapy
    • Neonatal parent education
    • Pastoral Care
    • Patient and patient-family snack baskets for infusion rooms at Gill Center
    • Patient Family Support Services
    • Patient education program
    • Pediatric Intensive Care Unit - Child Life Specialist
    • Pediatric Stroke Project
    • Pet Therapy Program
    • Prenatal Dental Program
    • Recreational Art Program
    • Referral and Evaluation of At-Risk Children (REACH)
    • School-based Telebehavioral Health
    • School-based Telehealth program
    • Seay Emergency Center - Nitrous Oxide Program
    • Senior Nursing Student Day
    • Sensory integration assessment/treatment
    • Suicide Prevention and Resilience at Children's Program (SPARC)
    • Summer teen volunteers
    • Teen Recovery Program
    • TeleNICU Services
    • Virtual Health

    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