The mission of the Fairview Lakes Auxiliary is to provide, support, and enhance services and
communication to patients, community and staff while fostering a community atmosphere that
embraces the values of service, dignity, compassion and integrity.
About our auxiliary
Our auxiliary fulfills its mission by supporting Fairview Lakes Medical Center's programs and services and giving scholarships for students entering health care careers. The auxiliary informs members about important local and national health care issues. With more than 350 members, the Fairview Lakes Medical Center Auxiliary is one of the largest health care auxiliaries in Minnesota. Auxiliary members can choose to be active or supporting.
Raising funds and friends
Active auxiliary members have many chances to serve Fairview Lakes Medical Center through fund-raising and "friend-raising" events. Funds raised support patient care, equipment needs and health care scholarships for deserving local students and staff. Friend-raising activities, such as the annual Fall Brunch, bring us together for fun and friendship and welcome new members to our ranks.
To learn more about the auxiliary and other volunteer opportunities at Fairview Lakes Medical Center call:
Fairview Lakes Auxiliary Officers and Board Members
The Fairview Lakes Auxiliary Board meets at Fairview Lakes Medical Center, Conference Room B, at 5:30 p.m. on the second Tuesday of every month.
President: Jenny Mayer
President-elect: Pat Rogowski
Vice President of Fund Distribution: Mary Ann Cooper
Vice President of Membership: Bob Zaske
Gift Shop Chair: Nancy Cosette
Secretary: Jeanne Zaske
Treasurer: Judy Preisinger
Gift Shop Treasurer: Pat Flug
Past President: Mary Schumacher
Corresponding Secretary: Mary Ann Cooper
Parliamentarian: Katsy Hanson
Historian: Pam Reeves
Members at Large: Kay Gray, Cathy Morehead, Linda Peterson, Randi Von Wald
Liaisons: Carla Norelius and Jane Denovchek
As a member of the Fairview Lakes Medical Center Auxiliary, you join a network of men and women dedicated to patients and their families. Our membership represents a cross-section of people who live and work in the communities we serve. We welcome you to complete and mail this membership application form and join us.
Read more about becoming a volunteer.
The auxiliary's annual fund-raising activities include:
• Spring salad luncheon – May
• Bike, Walk, Run 'n' Roll - June
• Garden Tour – July
• Seasonal craft bazaars – spring and fall
• Vendor product sales at the medical center
• Fairview Lakes Medical Center Gift Shop
• Festival of Tables - November
• Love LightsTree Lighting Ceremony
Each year the auxiliary approves close to $50,000 in projects to enhance patient care. Managers at Fairview Lakes Medical Center and nearby clinics may apply for auxiliary funding to support a needed item or service. Contact Auxiliary Liaison Carla Norelius at 651-257-8806 to apply.
In June, the auxiliary awarded $16,000 in scholarships to high school graduates and adult students pursuing health care careers. Money for scholarships comes from funds raised by the auxiliary, from Fairview Lakes Medical Center and from scholarship funds that the Auxiliary manages on behalf of the donors.
How to apply
To apply for a scholarship, a student must be entering a health care career and meet several other guidelines. Scholarship applications are available beginning Jan. 1 each year. Completed applications must be received no later than April 1. Scholarships are awarded each June. For information, contact Carla Norelius, 651-257-8806 or firstname.lastname@example.org.