History of Auxiliary
Since 1953, the Auxiliary has contributed over $5 million to support the hospital and its programs. Our committees offer assistance, support and education in a variety of ways to continually support the hospital’s needs and community outreach efforts. We invite you to explore our history and learn more about the impact of the Auxiliary over the years.
Dr. Albert Snoke establishes a formal Women's Auxiliary of Grance-New Haven Community Hospital at the request of the Board of Directors.
Opens Carryall Coffee and Gift Shop, forerunner of today's Atrium Gift Shop, as the Auxiliary's first major fundraising venture.
Pledges $90,000 toward the construction of the Dana Clinic Building entrance.
Gains a seat on the Hospital's Board of Trustees.
Helps establish the Child Life Program at YNHH. Pledges $80,000 to renovate Pediatric Unit.
Funds DART (Detection, Assessment, Referral and Treatment) program for abused children.
Introduces "Jamie Goes to the Hospital" program for school children to help lessen fear associated with going to the hospital.
Introduces Notes at Noon summer concert series.
Completes $250,000 pledge toward the construction of the South Pavilion.
Pledges $500,000 toward the construction of the Children's Hospital at Yale-New Haven.
Dedicates the Atrium, after donating $500,000 towards its construction.
Creates the Toy Closet Program proposed by Channel 8 anchor Ann Nyberg.
Establishes the Project Grants Committee to support special needs and projects for hospital departments.
Joins with hospital staff to start the Toy Closet Golf Outing.
Initiates health education lectures by noted YNHH health professionals.
Partners with area garden clubs to maintain the pediatric gardens.
Commits $66,000 to create a hospital archive.
Donates $140,000 to purchase a mammography van for YNHH.
Celebrates its 50th anniversary and pledges $250,000 for the Yale-New Haven Breast Center.
Pledges $100,000 for the playroom in the Childrens' Hospital.
Establishes two scholarships for the Southern Connecticut Black Nurses Association.
Donates $100,000 for the digital mammography van.
Establishes a Toy Closet Program at the Yale-New Haven Shoreline Medical Center.
Completes its $500,000 pledge to Smilow Cancer Hospital.
Renovation of the Atrium Gift Shop.
Presents An Evening of Cabaret and contributes $30,250 to the Aortic Institute at Yale-New Haven Hospital and the Yale School of Medicine.
Toy Closet Program celebrates its 20th Anniversary
Yale-New Haven Hospital Auxiliary and Hospital of Saint Raphael Auxiliary are merged into one organization.