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Auxiliary celebrates 67th annual meeting


Annual meeting attendees included (l-r): Anne Marie Chuckrey, Auxiliary president; Marna Borgstrom, Yale New Haven Health CEO; and Ellen Highkin and Sylvia Greene, past Auxiliary co-presidents.

More than 80 members and supporters of the Yale New Haven Hospital Auxiliary gathered Sept. 24 for the organization’s 67th annual meeting. They celebrated numerous accomplishments, including completion of a $1 million pledge to the Neonatal and obstetrical care units and Center for Musculoskeletal Care; integration of the Looking Forward Program, which raised more than $50,000 for Smilow integrative medicine activities; Project Grants program, which provided $110,000 to departments throughout the hospital; Auxiliary Scholarship program, which awarded 10 scholarships to area students; and Toy Closet program. The Auxiliary also installed its 2019-20 officers: Anne Marie Chuckrey, president; Beverly Lewis, president-elect; Caren Carpenter, treasurer; Janet Crean, assistant treasurer; Judy O’Connor, recording secretary; and Diane Rubeo, corresponding secretary. With the Auxiliary’s Thrift Shop at the Saint Raphael Campus scheduled to close by Dec. 31, the shop’s volunteers received special recognition at the meeting.