Mercy Auxiliary Presents $20K Check

January 13, 2014

Mercy Hospital Independence President Dave Steinmann (center)

accepts a $20K check from the Mercy Hospital Auxiliary,

presented by Auxiliary President Bob Bennett

and Fund-raising Chair Glenna Lawrence

At its general membership meeting Monday at the Masonic Lodge, the Mercy Hospital Auxiliary presented a “giant” check for $20,000 to Mercy Hospital leadership, representing proceeds from a variety of fund-raising activities conducted by the organization throughout 2013.

Mercy Hospital President Dave Steinmann was on hand to receive the check from Bob Bennett, Mercy Auxiliary president, and Glenna Lawrence, auxiliary past president and chair of the Fund-Raising Committee. The $20,000 gift is an installment in the auxiliary’s five-year, $100,000 pledge to support the Mercy Health Foundation’s Vision Forward campaign for future hospital improvements and expansion.
“We owe a huge debt of gratitude to our loyal auxiliary members,” Steinmann said. “Day in and day out, they provide tireless service to our co-workers, patients and visitors. They are invaluable to our ministry.”
Auxiliary fund-raising efforts in the past year included operation of the Coffee Dock snack bar and gift shop; jewelry and accessory sales; a community rummage sale; community fish fry; and annual holiday bazaar.
Established in 1961, the Mercy Auxiliary’s more than 100 active members annually contribute approximately 20,000 hours of volunteer service to the hospital, working in areas and functions including: Mercy Clinic, the Coffee Dock; hospital vending machines; Mercy Home Health; patient mail services; Registration; the Cancer Center; Mercy Health for Life; Mercy Pharmacy; host desk; courier services; bulletin boards; filing; special projects; Courtesy Transportation; and the annual fund-raising bazaar.