Franciscan St. Anthony Health-Crown Point: Auxiliary Donation Boosts Hospital Services

Franciscan-St-Anthony-Health-Crown-Point-Auxiliary-Donation-Boosts-Hospital-ServicesSister Marlene Shapley, center, director of volunteer services, accepts a $65,000 check on behalf of Franciscan St. Anthony Health-Crown Point from hospital Auxiliary officers Joel Hamers, left, treasurer; and Carolyn Meinbresse, president; during an annual business meeting and luncheon recently in the Marian Education Center.

The volunteers, since their inception some 40 years ago, have raised, through various fundraising campaigns throughout the year, most notably the Gift Shop they run; more than $2 million to support hospital services and for purchasing of equipment. They likewise perform myriad duties around the hospital to assist patients, visitors and staff. Officers for 2016 also were installed during the program, including, besides Meinbresse and Hamers, Evelyn Bays, first vice president; Jo Arnold, second vice president; Carolyn Anzur, third vice president; and Mary Cavallini, secretary.