Auxiliary Program Membership & Donations

Auxiliary Program Involvement Opportunities

If you are looking for a way to become involved in the UCLA Health Community, consider joining the Auxiliary Program. There are many opportunities to get involved with the Auxiliary. You can volunteer in the Auxiliary shops to raise funds for patient aid and special hospital projects; work with the Adopt-A-Family Committee to bring holiday cheer to patients and their families; or serve on the executive committee where positions range from Grant Evaluations to Publicity. The Auxiliary provides the opportunity to make a difference in the UCLA Health Community.

Benefits of Auxiliary Program Membership

While an Auxiliary membership includes participating in many activities, it also provides the opportunity to expand your social circle; meet and work with people who are passionate about UCLA medicine and patients; and learn about cutting-edge medicine from UCLA doctors and scientists. Membership includes monthly meetings; quarterly excursions and cultural events; the Fall Volunteer Luncheon; and the Spring Awards Luncheon. Anyone is invited to join and the basic membership is $75.

Make A Difference

If you cannot volunteer, you can still make a difference. Your purchases at Auxiliary shops help the raise funds for patient aid and special projects at the UCLA Health Hospitals. Since 1955 the Auxiliary Program has donated over $11 million to the UCLA Health. Some of our more recent projects include:

  • Bloodmobile
  • Security Vehicle
  • Teas for the Soul
  • Adopt-A-Family
  • NICU Giraffe Bed
  • Emergency Patient Aid
  • Critical Care Ambulance
  • ER Patient Clothing Program
  • Pediatric Omegavan Program
  • Pediatric Teddy Bear Program
  • Breast Cancer Education Video
  • Pediatric Bereavement Program
  • Dual Head Training Microscope
  • People Animal Connection (PAC)
  • Health TV Diabetic Patient Education
  • Orthotics Department Footmaxx System
  • OB/GYN Clinic Waiting Room Play Area
  • Stroke Recovery and Rehabilitation Program

Memorial and Tributes

If you would like to honor a loved one's life or a special occasion, you can make a tax deductible donation in their name. The Auxiliary publishes the memorial and tributes in our quarterly newsletter. Additionally, we send a card to the honoree or their family to notify them of the gift in their name. Finally each donor receives a receipt for tax purposes.

If you would like to join the Auxiliary or make a donation in the form of a memorial or tribute, please call our office at (310) 825-7283. You can also click one of the links below and print out either a membership form or donation form. Then you just fill it out and mail your contribution to: UCLA Health AUXILIARY, 1001 Gayley Avenue, Room 17 (Second Floor), Los Angeles, CA 90095.

The Auxiliary is a 501(C)(3) charitable organization and raises funds through the following: Ronald Reagan Auxiliary Gift Shop, Auxiliary Gift Shop in the Peter Morton Medical Building, SM-UCLA Medical Center and Orthopaedic Hospital Auxiliary Gift Shop, Auxiliary Thrift Shop, Membership Dues, and Donations.

Auxiliary Team

Executive Director

Kim Failla

Auxiliary Administrator

Hanna Fairchild


Rachel Dourec

Hospital Advisory Board

Elinor Green


Gift Shop Liaison

Amy Jackson

Judy Riley

Thrift Shop Liaison

Natalie Kravec

Elaine Mendes