The Auxiliary of HackensackUMC
A Tradition of Caring
People helping people: the Auxiliary of HackensackUMC is about people with compassion, energy and spirit who choose to take a hands-on approach to volunteering. For well beyond a century, the members of the Auxiliary have found a way to improve the healthcare of their community. As HackensackUMC marks its 125th anniversary, our Auxiliary shares a parallel history, predating the hospital's creation in 1888 by one year.
Fueled by a strong commitment to volunteerism, this group has generated significant contributions to support programs and initiatives throughout the medical center. In the past decade, the Auxiliary raised a record $2.5 million to fund the Pediatric Emergency Room in the Joseph M. Sanzari Children's Hospital. Prior to that, funds were raised for the renovation of the Banta Lobby in the Link Pavilion, the purchase of a jitney bus and paramedic vehicle, and the installation of a TV surveillance system. In May 2013, the Auxiliary donated their single largest gift ever of $457,000, towards their second $2.5 million pledge for the John Theurer Cancer Center and the Heart & Vascular Hospital. This year, the Auxiliary is proud to be the Presenting Sponsor for the 2013 Celebrating Life and Liberty event for cancer survivors, their families and caregivers.
Serving the Community
Although its fundraising successes on campus may be its most visible aspect, the Auxiliary is also involved in activities in Bergen County communities. The Auxiliary is comprised of three branches. The Employee Branch, our newest branch, is comprised of employee volunteers who have hosted various fundraisers such as a Zumbathon and a wine tasting. Members of each branch serve at HackensackUMC, but are also involved in many different community-based fundraising efforts, including the annual holiday brunch and different fundraisers throughout the year. Some of our volunteers are dedicated to direct patient care projects, such as making hats, puppets, and more to brighten our patients' days. The medical center is proud of the members of the Auxiliary and grateful for their continued support.
A Caring Person
It takes a special person to give their time and energy to help others — to embrace the health care needs of an entire region as their own. We invite you to join the HackensackUMC Auxiliary family. Dues are $15 annually and provide an opportunity to join like-minded men and women who share a commitment to community service. As an added benefit of their service, many of our volunteers have formed life-long friendships while working to further our mission.
To join or receive more information, please call (551) 996-3729.