Fundraising & Projects

In the last decade, the Crouse Hospital Auxiliary has donated more than $2 million dollars to the hospital.

In recent years, Auxiliary funding has supported critical areas of the hospital, including:

The Auxiliary also funds ongoing commitments in support of Crouse Hospital:

  • Distinguished Service Scholarship: Awarded annually to a Crouse Hospital School of Nursing student in honor of our annual Distinguished Service honoree.
  • Dr. William Wallace Scholarships: Awarded annually to five Crouse Hospital School of Nursing students in memory of Dr. Wallace.
  • Dorothy Pellenz Care and Share Fund: For social work needs, upon request.
    Lily Wicks Fund: For private duty nursing needs, upon request.

Member dues fund all Auxiliary operating expenses, allowing nearly 100 percent of fundraising dollars to be contributed to the hospital.

Lights of Love

The Auxiliary’s major fundraiser on behalf of Crouse Hospital is Lights of Love, an annual campaign that involves the illumination of the iconic Crouse clock tower in 3,000 white lights — a highly visible symbol of the holiday season in Central New York.

Other Fundraising Activities

The Crouse Hospital Auxiliary holds events during the year which also raise much-needed funds for the hospital. Auxiliary members also coordinate various retail sales in the hospital for employees and visitors, and realize income from TV/telephone patient rentals, vending machines and baby photos.