ELIH Auxiliary

Group photo of women at the Auxiliary Tea 2023

The ELIH Auxiliary is just as vital today as it was when our doors opened in 1905. Since our hospital’s inception, the Auxiliary has been key to our growth and success. Although many things have changed since then, the dedication of our Auxilians has remained consistent throughout our 115 years of service to the North Fork and Shelter Island communities. 

The modern day Auxilians have really upped their fundraising game while still maintaining the integrity and objective of their predecessors. Today, our Auxiliary is just under 130 members that support our departments with over 16,000 hours of volunteer support, fundraising events, and the operation of our Corner Shop and Opportunity Shop. This dedication has been recognized in the form of several prestigious awards:


Dan's Best of the Best Consignment/Thrift Shop 2019-2022

  • Named 2013 Auxiliary of the Year by the Health Care Association of New York State (HANYS)
  • Named 2017 Best Small Auxiliary by the Health Care Association of New York State (HANYS)
  • Awarded the 2016-17 Community Service Award by The North Fork Chamber of Commerce
  • Recipients of Peconic Landing’s 2017 Older Americans Champions Award
  • ELIH Auxiliary Opportunity Shop Named 2019 Platinum Best Consignment/Thrift Shop by Dan’s Papers “Best of the Best” on the North Fork
  • ELIH Auxiliary Opportunity Shop Named 2020 Platinum Best Consignment/Thrift Shop by Dan’s Papers “Best of the Best” on the North Fork

The Opportunity Shop is the hospital's thrift shop, located at 321 Main Street in Greenport Village. Our Auxilians volunteer at the "Op Shop" and every penny spent there supports Stony Brook Eastern Long Island Hospital in Greenport. The store is open every Tuesday-Saturday, 10am-3pm, and donations are accepted during open hours. For more information, call the ELIH Foundation Office at (631) 477-5164.

Helene V. Fall, President
Susi Young, First Vice President
Susan Geitz, Second Vice President
Iris Begora, Treasurer
Margaret Brown, Recording Secretary
Madeline Laveglia, Corresponding Secretary

Helene V. Fall, Car Raffle Chair
Madeline Laveglia, Nominating Chair
Mary Ellen Connors, Timekeeper

Corner Shop –  Helene V. Fall, Chair; Susi Young, Co-Chair
Membership/Special Events – Barbara Koch, Chair;  Lauretta Faria, Co-Chair/Treasurer, Anne McElroy, Co-Chairs
Opportunity Shop and Consignment Closet – Connie Connor, Chair; Jean Graham, Co-Chair
Volunteer Services (Including Junior Volunteers) – Helene V. Fall Interim Chair

Helene V. Fall, Chair