Auxiliary Presents Shore Medical Center With $215,000 Donation

Auxiliary members present Shore Medical Center's hospital leadership and board members with a check. (Photo courtesy of Shore Medical Center)

The Auxiliary of Shore Medical Center presented hospital leadership with a check for $215,000 on April 27, representing the 2021 collective proceeds from its fundraising events, gift shop and thrift shops.

The Auxiliary is Shore Medical Center’s original fundraising organization and has contributed more than $16 million to support patient care initiatives and expansions throughout its 82-year history.

Brenda Martello, president of the Auxiliary, presented service pins to Auxilians who have been volunteering for 5 to 45 years.

Those in attendance to receive their pins were Calla Waldron-Buck, 10 years; Joanne Budnick, Patricia Staub and Gerri Yollin, 15 years; Joanne Sankey and Gerri Medica, 25 years; Millie Traa, 35 years; and Mary Ann Barile, 45 years.

As the Auxilian with the most years of service, Barile received special recognition from Board Chairman David Beyel.

Martello concluded the ceremony with the check presentation to Shore Senior Leadership and Board of Directors, stating, “2021 was yet another year of many challenges for everyone, and the Auxiliary was no exception.”

She continued, “Although we held some of our annual events, we were still confined by COVID. However, in our 82nd year of supporting Shore Medical Center, the Auxiliary has once again rallied and is engaged in supporting our hospital, our patients, and our community.”

To learn more about the Auxiliary of Shore Medical Center, visit or call 609-653-4646.