Greenwich Hospital Auxiliary Thrift Shop Makes Significant Donation for Adolescent Behavioral Health Program

The Greenwich Hospital Auxiliary Thrift Shop had a record $970,000 in revenues in fiscal year 2022, enabling the Auxiliary to donate $350,000 for an adolescent behavioral health program between Greenwich Hospital and United Way and $200,000 for the hospital’s new midwifery program.

“We are dedicated and we are loyal,” Sally Lochner, Auxiliary president, told the audience at the 72nd annual Auxiliary Board meeting in the Noble.

Greenwich Hospital volunteers Cecelia Leary (left) and Jane Sims, both of Greenwich, were honored as Volunteers of the Year for their service to the hospital. Contributed photo

A total of 220 volunteers – including 45 junior volunteers in the revived summer program – provided 24,327 hours of service despite COVID-19 restrictions.

At the meeting, the Auxiliary honored two Volunteers of the Year for providing “outstanding service through the gift of time, energy, resources and good will.”

Jane Sims of Old Greenwich, a Gift Shop buyer and former board chair, has provided more than 6,200 hours of service since 2009. In 2018, she received the Presidential Lifetime Achievement Award, a national honor for individuals with 4,000 or more volunteer hours.

Cecelia Leary of Greenwich has provided more than 2,500 hours of service since 2017. She is a Gift Shop buyer and a current Auxiliary board chair.  She is also a member of the Patient and Family Advisory Council.

In addition, the Board selected a new slate of officers: Sue Ellen Henry, president, of Greenwich; Betsy Bernstein, vice president, of Old Greenwich; Calvin Murray, treasurer, of Rye Brook, NY; and Deborah Parker, secretary, of Greenwich.

“You are all extraordinary individuals who care,” said Stacey Green, Volunteer Services director.