Society for Healthcare
Good morning, SHVL Volunteer Leaders -
I have some questions about hospital auxiliaries. If you have an auxiliary, how it is set up? At my hospital system, we have two that are unincorporated associations that are recognized as being tax-exempt by the IRS and a "supporting organization" of the hospital, and a third that currently falls as a department of the hospital.
We are trying to have all three auxiliaries set up in a similar fashion, and are trying to find out some pros/cons of different formats, i.e. - foundations, guilds, etc. What has been your experience?
Thanks in advance!
We are a not-for profit facility and the Auxiliary is set up as a department of the hospital. They have a 5 member Auxiliary board whose purpose is to coordinate fundraising projects and the proceeds from these projects go back to support various projects in the hospital. The Auxiliary Board approves/denies the projects submitted to them from various hospital departments. I know that some Auxiliaries are setup under their hospital foundation (which we also have), but our Auxiliary board prefers some autonomy and did not want to be under the umbrella of the foundation. Besides, the projects that the foundation funds/supports are different from the projects funded by the Auxiliary fundraisers. I am our CEO's designee, so I serve as an ex-officio member of the Auxiliary Board. Hope this helps.
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