Fun and Fundraising

Five MMCSC auxiliaries are recruiting new members

At Monmouth Medical Center Southern Campus (MMCSC), there are countless volunteers and members of Auxiliaries—volunteer organizations that support the hospital— who give their time and service every day to help raise funds and awareness to support the hospital. There are five Auxiliary units that the Foundation oversees under the guidance and direction of Yvonne Redline, Development Manager at the Foundation. The funds raised go toward capital purchases, technology upgrades and enhancements, program development and, most recently, a new transportation van. All are meant to enhance the patient experience and improve patient outcomes.

This year, the Auxilians are raising funds to support Operating Room renovations. Members of the Auxiliary units—most of which are located at adult 55+ communities—are also ambassadors for MMCSC. “They give us both positive and negative feedback,” says Redline. “Some members are grateful patients. They stand up and say things like, ‘I was in the Emergency Department two days ago, and my life was saved’” In recent months, several Auxiliary groups have expanded, thanks to Redline’s efforts:

Leisure Village East 

The president of the Auxiliary had passed away, so Redline worked with a group of women at this over-55 community to identify new Board members. In 2016, about 20 women attended meetings; today, there are 100 members. The group recently hosted their third physician panel—a presentation by MMCSC breast specialists. “We put the right people in leadership roles, and good things happen,” says Redline.

The Fairways

In 2016, the Auxiliary was no longer meeting, so Redline worked with several women who were active in the Women’s Club to get a group started. In April 2019, a new Auxiliary was launched with just 30 members. There were several physician panel discussions over the summer and a fundraising luncheon in August, and Redline brought the women to the hospital for tours of the Geriatrics Institute and the Geriatric Emergency Medicine unit. “This created excitement about the hospital among community members,” she says. As a result, there are now nearly 300 members.


Lakewood-Jackson is composed of Auxilians who live in and around Lakewood. This is a smaller group, but members have been involved for many years.


This community is our Auxilian unit “role model.” Members are very autonomous and organized, and the unit runs with little support from the Foundation. There are approximately 200 members who organize many speaker bureaus with and without the Foundation’s assistance. They support the flu clinic and other community services, such as onsite lab drawings, to keep residents healthy.


Lake-Ridge has about 70 members. This unit is located near the hospital and is making a strong comeback. “It’s exciting to attend all their meetings and see the room filled with old and new members,” says Redline.

Membership has its privileges 

Members of the Monmouth Medical Center Southern Campus Auxiliaries benefit from their involvement with the hospital. They can attend physician panel discussions, and they learn about the hospital’s programs and services. They’re also entitled to a discount at the hospital’s gift shop and membership in the Better Health program, which provides access to free screenings, exercise classes, health education and social events.

Learn more about the Monmouth Medical Center Southern Campus Foundation.