Dallas Area Hospital Auxiliaries

Volunteers & Supporters of Methodist Health System

Auxiliaries play an important role in supporting local hospitals and community healthcare. Meet some of the organizations that help keep Methodist Health System’s good works going.

Methodist Dallas Medical Center Auxiliary
Serving the Community for More Than 95 years

Objective of the Methodist Dallas Medical Center Auxiliary
The objective of the Methodist Dallas Medical Center Auxiliary shall be to stimulate interest of Christian persons, regardless of their religious affiliations, in the spirit of serving the programs of Methodist Dallas Medical Center with compassion, integrity and respect.

History of the Auxiliary
Organized in 1922, the Auxiliary has supported Methodist Dallas Medical Center for 96 years through funding special needs, and through contributing more than 1,919 hours of volunteer time in 2017, a value of $48,271.90*. Auxilians made the following 2018-2019 donations a reality through continued giving and support:

  • Funded 6 Nursing Scholarships & 1 Health Careers Scholarship
  • Donated to Pastoral Care Education & Faith Community Nursing Education
  • Golden Cross Pharmacy Fund
  • SANE (Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner) Program / Turning Point Rape Clinic
  • Graduate Education Program for Breast Care
  • El Centro College Associate Degree Nursing Program Training

2019 – 2020 Auxiliary Officers:

  • Phyllis Cummins & Marjorie Weber - Co-Presidents
  • VACANT– President Elect
  • Brianna Brown – Vice President Programs
  • Joyce Whiteley – Vice President Clinical and Social Services
  • Trining Yadav – Recording Secretary
  • Susan Davis – Corresponding Secretary
  • Clarice Harding – Treasurer
  • Mary Nickson – Parliamentarian
  • Charla Edwards – Chairperson Scholarship Funds Committee

Meeting Information & Auxiliary Programs
The first Thursday of the month (except for January, June, July, and August) from 10:00 a.m. to noon.

Methodist Dallas Medical Center
Hitt Building, David H. Hitt Auditorium
1441 N. Beckley Avenue
Dallas, TX 75203

The General Meeting programs include informative health care information and history of the auxiliary and Methodist Dallas Medical Center. Also, we educate our members about the programs provided by Methodist Dallas to enhance the lives of the people of the community, such as the Oak Cliff’s Works MDMC Patient Care Technician’s program, the training nurses receive in the SANE program. These programs keep us informed about how our involvement with the Methodist Dallas Auxiliary makes a difference in the lives of others. In addition we take time for luncheons, entertainment and fun! Membership in the Auxiliary only requires a caring heart!

Membership
Help us continue this great work by sharing your time and talents. Interested in joining the Methodist Dallas Medical Center Auxiliary? We welcome new members and volunteers. For more information about memberships, contact Fay Cocke.

Volunteer Opportunities

  • Gift Shop Staffing
    Monday through Friday, 9:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
    Saturday, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
    Sunday, 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
    Interested in helping? Please call (214) 947-2998.
  • Masquerade Jewelry and Accessories Sale
  • Sewing or knitting of quilts, blankets, caps for premature babies, and other items for patients (patterns are available)
  • Making small tray favors

Scholarship Program

Rules and Procedures to apply for the Lela Putnum-Glover Nursing Scholarship Fund and the Lillian Wesson Health Careers Scholarship Fund

  1. Scholarship recipients must be a resident of Dallas /Fort Worth Metroplex.
  2. Scholarship applications for the fall semester must be received by March 15.
    Scholarship applications for the spring semester must be received by October 15.
  3. Scholarship applications will be considered and approved by the Methodist Dallas Medical Center Auxiliary Scholarships Committee members. Two (2) $500 Nursing scholarships & Two (2) $500 Health Career scholarships are available each semester.
  4. Scholarship fund must be paid to the nursing school, college or educational institution.
  5. Scholarship recipients, after receiving the first scholarship, may only receive one additional scholarship.
Please submit application to:
Methodist Dallas Medical Center Auxiliary
Gift Shop
attn: Charla Edwards, MDMCA Scholarship Committee Chairperson
1441 North Beckley Avenue
Dallas, TX 75203


If hand delivered, please take to the Gift Shop

Please click here for the application. Follow the instructions for returning and processing of your application.

For any questions, concerns, corrections or comments, please e-mail Charla.Edwards@sbcglobal.net.

*per the independent sector of $25.15 per hour

Learn more about the Methodist Dallas Medical Center Auxiliary or contact co-presidents Brianna Brown at (214) 507-4425 or Phyllis Cummins at (214) 507-5409.

Methodist Charlton Medical Center Auxiliary

Festive decorations at the 2011

The Methodist Charlton Medical Center Auxiliary is a group of concerned citizens and employees who have come together to raise awareness for the hospital. The objective of the Auxiliary is to stimulate the interest of people in the spirit of serving, with compassion, integrity, and respect. Each month, members gather for a general meeting which includes a guest speaker, information on Auxiliary events, and a chance to socialize with others.

Auxiliary members participate in various capacities such as staffing hospital events, working on committees, and serving in leadership roles. Any person 14 years old and above is welcome to become an Auxiliary member. General meetings are held the second Tuesday of the month from 12:30 to 2 p.m., except for summer breaks.

Formed in August 2010, the Methodist Charlton Auxiliary exceeded its fundraising goals for its first fiscal year, raising $5,000. Its gift-basket drawing, Tour of Tables, and holiday bazaar have brought financial and moral support to the hospital that Auxiliary President Marlies Peregory says has "always been so good about giving back to the community."

She urges potential volunteers to remember that every contribution helps. "If it's baking three dozen cookies and raising $15, well that $15 can cover an immunization," she says. "It can go toward somebody's mammogram. It can help cover someone's ER visit. It takes a lot of 'little' to get 'big.'"

Want to get involved? Contact Candace Sledge at CandaceSledge@mhd.com.

Methodist Mansfield Medical Center Auxiliary

Thanks to the Methodist Mansfield Auxiliary the hospital is able to bring even more enhanced care to the community. The auxilians not only volunteer their time in the hospital, but their book fairs, accessory sales, and the annual Holly Days event garner an average of $30,000 a year for the hospital.

Most recently the Auxiliary committed $150,000 over five years toward the $9.1 million Women's Pavilion expansion. The donation also includes a naming opportunity, so the department's waiting room will bear the group's name.

"A lot of the auxilians are longtime citizens of Mansfield, so this is a nice way for them to give back and then leave a legacy," says Mary Anne Moore, director of volunteer services at Methodist Mansfield.

To learn more about the Auxiliary and volunteer opportunities at Methodist Mansfield, call Mary Anne Moore at (682) 622-7301.

Methodist Richardson Medical Center Auxiliary

Methodist Richardson Auxiliary members and volunteers man the bake sale tableThe Methodist Richardson Medical Center Auxiliary is dedicated to service. A volunteer shift may be as diverse as delivering flowers or items from the pharmacy, serving at an information desk, and assisting in the surgery waiting room. Their time also includes hours spent outside the hospital halls, collecting children's books for the emergency department waiting room or sewing cough pillow covers and prayer shawls for patients.

The Auxiliary also raises funds for the hospital, hosting bake sales, jewelry sales, and, during National Nurses Week, a uniform sale. And if you step into Medical Plaza I, you can't miss the aroma of delicious popcorn for sale, the proceeds of which go straight to the hospital. The Auxiliary also recruits and works with Junior Volunteers. These teens learn to serve using their talents – for example, playing the piano in the Methodist Richardson Cancer Center lobby – and how to plan philanthropic events.

Call (469) 204-1000 to learn more about the Auxiliary and volunteer opportunities at Methodist Richardson.