Plano Chapter


Message From Our President

Thank you for your interest in the Women’s Auxiliary to Children’s Medical Center Plano.  Our mission is simple - to support Children’s mission to make life better for children.  Since 2010, our organization of talented and diverse women has worked to support the hospital through volunteer programs and fundraising efforts.

Our programming supports Children’s patients, families and hospital staff in a variety of ways.  Auxiliary members make patients and families at Children’s Plano as comfortable as possible by distributing basic necessity items from our Family Support Cart; by providing a bear to every child going through surgery to not only hug, but to also help demonstrate upcoming procedures; by offering comfort and security through the production and distribution of no-sew blankets for patients; and by encouraging and recognizing Children’s staff members for their tireless dedication and commitment to the patients and families served at Children’s.

Over the past seven years, our chapter has given $1 million to Children’s Medical Center Plano.  These funds were raised through a variety of events including Santa’s Workshop, Lights at Legacy Tree Lighting, Change for Children’s, the Women’s Auxiliary Red Balloon Run & Ride team, and what has become a signature event in our community, the Legacy of Love Benefit & Fashion Show. 

The dollars we raise play an essential role in enhancing and sustaining vitally important programs for the hospital.  Funds raised last year support crucial programs and equipment including Interventional Radiology, Children’s Health Andrews Institute for Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine, Women’s Auxiliary Bear Hugs program, Patient and Family Support Services for Indigent Care, Virtual Health, Center for Pediatric Eating Disorders, Pet Therapy, Children’s Research Institute, and the Pauline Allen Gill Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders.  Also, with construction set to begin soon, the Auxiliary is proud to fund a new playground for patients and their families.

I am honored to serve as the 2017-2018 president of the Women’s Auxiliary to Children’s Medical Center Plano.  As we begin our eighth year of service, we look forward to the exciting growth on our Plano campus, as well as the continued growth of our dedicated organization.  I hope you’ll explore our website to learn a little more about who we are and what we do, and then consider joining us as we work to make life better for children

Kathy Schell
President 2017-2018
Women’s Auxiliary to Children’s Medical Center Plano


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