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Methodist Dallas Auxiliary

Serving the Community for More Than 95 years

As the original Auxiliary, the Methodist Dallas Medical Center Auxiliary has watched Methodist Health System blossom into the organization it is today. In April 2010, the Methodist Dallas Auxiliary was incorporated as a nonprofit 501(c)3, making it a separate entity of Methodist Dallas. In the past, the Auxiliary has raised funds for supplies, equipment, programs, services, and its members have volunteered countless hours.

Methodist Dallas Auxiliary mission statement

To engage members of the North Texas Community to provide funding and volunteer support for Methodist Dallas Medical Center and its patients, employees, and healthcare providers.

June 2020 – May 2021 Auxiliary officers

  • Trining Yadav and Susan Davis, co-presidents
  • Lillian Hunt, president-elect
  • OPEN, first vice president – programs
  • Joyce Whiteley, second vice president – clinical and social services
  • Clarice Harding, recording secretary
  • Susan Davis, corresponding secretary
  • Lela Luxen, treasurer
  • Rosalyn “Roz” Swan, membership
  • Mary Nickson, parliamentarian
  • Charla Edwards, chairperson – scholarship funds committee

Executive board meetings are held the last Thursday of the month (except for December, May, June, and July) at 9:45 a.m. in the Methodist Dallas Paul R. Seegers Boardroom.

General meeting information and Auxiliary meeting programs

The Auxiliary general meeting occurs on the first Thursday of the month (except for January, June, July, and August) from 10 a.m. to noon in the Methodist Dallas Medical Center’s Hitt Auditorium.

Programs include informative and relevant healthcare information, speakers from the programs and services supported by the Auxiliary, and Methodist Health System leadership. These speakers and programs keep members informed about how the Auxiliary’s involvement with Methodist Dallas makes a difference in the lives of patients and healthcare teams alike. In addition, the Auxiliary has lunches, entertainment, and fun!

Interested in joining? The Auxiliary welcomes new members and volunteers. For more information about membership, contact Rosalyn “Roz” Swan at 214-929-6935 or swan.rosalyn.mail.com@gmail.com.

Location of the general meetings
Methodist Dallas Medical Center
Hitt Building, David H. Hitt Auditorium
1441 N. Beckley Ave.
Dallas, TX 75203
Click HERE to view a map of the campus.

Programs and services the Auxiliary supports

  • Methodist Dallas Medical Center Golden Cross Academic Clinic – to learn more click HERE.
  • Golden Cross Academic Clinic MedAssist program – to learn more click HERE.
  • Life Shines Bright Pregnancy Program at the Golden Cross Academic Clinic.
  • Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner program/Turning Point Rape Crisis Clinic – to learn more click HERE.
  • Clinical Pastoral Education – to learn more click HERE
  • Faith Community Nursing – to learn more click HERE.
  • Graduate Medical Education – to learn more click HERE
  • El Centro College Associate Degree Nursing Program at Methodist Health System – to learn more click HERE.

Methodist Dallas Auxiliary scholarships

In the 1950s, there was a critical shortage of nurses, much like today, and the Auxiliary stepped up to bring some relief to the shortfall. Mrs. Lela Putnam-Glover led the Auxiliary’s campaign to secure nursing scholarships, and then in 1966 a second scholarship was formed in honor of Mrs. Ed Wesson, a prominent member of the Auxiliary. Both of these scholarships are still active today.

To apply for the Putnum-Glover Nursing Scholarship or the Mrs. Ed Wesson Scholarship Fund, you must meet these requirements:

  1. Scholarship recipients must be a resident of the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex.
  2. Scholarship applications for the fall semester must be received by March 15 and scholarship applications for the spring semester must be received by October 15.
  3. Scholarship applications will be considered and approved by the Methodist Dallas Auxiliary Scholarship Committee members. Two $500 nursing scholarships and two $500 health career scholarships are available each semester.
  4. Scholarship funds must be paid directly to the nursing school, college, or educational institution.
  5. Each scholarship recipient can receive no more than two scholarships.

To apply, click HERE for the application.

Submit applications to:
Methodist Dallas Medical Center
C/O Auxiliary Gift Shop
Attn: Charla Edwards, Scholarship Committee Chairperson
1441 N. Beckley Ave.
Dallas, TX 75203

If hand-delivered, please take the application to the Auxiliary Gift Shop, located in the main lobby. For any questions, concerns, or corrections, please contact charla.edwards@sbcglobal.net.

Oak + Lily Gift Shop

Hours of operation
Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Considered the crown jewel of the Auxiliary’s fundraisers, the Oak + Lily gift shop is more than coke and candy. The core merchandise includes thousands of individual items from dozens of vendors from across the country with the perfect assortment for every occasion. Whether it’s a new baby, a hospital stay, a colleague’s birthday, or just a little something special for yourself, Oak + Lily has you covered. Here is a list of just some of the available merchandise:

  • Food – handcrafted popcorn, Russell Stover Chocolates, etc.
  • Comfort gifts – candles, slippers, wraps, spa items for women and men, etc.
  • Plants – a beautiful assortment of orchids, succulents, and other small selections
  • Jewelry and accessories – earrings, necklaces, reading glasses, etc.
  • Clothing – fashion-forward attire for all occasions.
  • Religious – prayer notes, books, devotionals, bookmarks, mugs, etc.
  • Holiday – delightful gifts for every season and every person on your list.

Follow Oak + Lily on Instagram @oakandlilydallas.

Volunteering with the Methodist Dallas Auxiliary

Fundraisers and volunteering are currently on hold due to COVID-19 safety precautions. We hope to resume them soon.

Since 2015, more than 10,000 volunteer hours have been contributed to the programs and services at Methodist Dallas. Volunteering with the Auxiliary comes in many forms:

  • Popcorn stand
    • Once a month on a Friday, the Auxiliary sells fresh bags of popcorn for $1 in the main lobby. Volunteers work two- or four-hour shifts.
  • Gift Shop
    • Work behind the counter, excellent customer service is vital to running the Gift Shop, and the Auxiliary is always looking for friendly faces. These volunteers enjoy making a connection and being around people. Shifts are two to six hours each.
    • Restock shelves and unpack merchandise.
    • Work at a pop-up shop. The Auxiliary has several mini pop-up shops for special holidays, including Christmas, Valentine’s Day, Easter, etc., as well as for special events. Typically, the pop-up shops run from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. during the week and on weekends.
    • For crafty volunteers, the Gift Shop is always looking for donated quality products to sell, such as handmade Christmas cards, handmade bags, and handmade masks to name a few. To inquire about making a donation, please email mdmcauxgiftshop@gmail.com.
  • Methodist Dallas Medical Center
    • Greet guests, provide information or directions, or escort guests to their appointments, rooms, or meetings.
    • Assist with meal delivery and help patients with menu selections.
    • Lend a helping hand in clerical departments.
    • Provide comfort rounds to patients.
    • Support families in waiting rooms.
    • Share musical, artistic, or other talents as needed.

Please visit the Methodist Dallas volunteer website located HERE to learn more about volunteer opportunities.

Please note: You must apply to become a volunteer for any of the on-site positions. The application process includes submitting to a background check, attending an orientation, completing required health screenings, and providing a list of immunizations. To learn more, click HERE.

To learn more about the Methodist Dallas Auxiliary, contact Co-President Trining Yadav at 214-577-1101.