About The Auxiliary



The Auxiliary members of the Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Scottsdale welcome you.  Since 1964, raising money for the Boys & Girls Clubs has been our focus.  In the past 5 years, we have given more than $1,000,000 to the Clubs.  With a membership of more than 90 women ages from 26 – 96, we are proud of our fundraising and service projects.  We serve over 18,000 youth in our nine branches and outreach sites located in Fountain Hills, Scottsdale, the Northeast Valley, Salt River Pima Maricopa Indian Community and the Hualapai Indian Community in Peach Springs, Arizona.  We are an active and enthusiastic group contributing to the community while making long lasting friendships.

The Auxiliary’s Vision
To provide a positive impact for the youth in Greater Scottsdale and the Native American communities we serve by helping each youth reach their ultimate potential.

The Auxiliary’s Mission Statement
To benefit the youth served by the Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Scottsdale through fund raising and service projects.

In addition to supporting the programs and activities for the Clubs, The Auxiliary provides scholarships for deserving youth from the Clubs. Many of these teens would not have funding for college otherwise. Over the last 35 years, The Auxiliary has provided scholarships for more than 100 deserving teens.

Annual Holiday Luncheon – Visions of Sugarplums
For more than 35 years The Auxiliary has hosted a holiday luncheon that includes a fashion show, holiday boutique, silent auction, raffle, elegant lunch and much more.  The event is enjoyed by approximately 800 attendees and makes up the greatest portion of the funds raised by The Auxiliary.  Members work year round to make this luncheon one of the premier events in the Valley.  Our hard working women plan the success of this significant fundraiser by gathering auction items, choosing the entertainment, planning the elegant luncheon and more.

Arts & Crafts Boutique & Workshops
Join us every Tuesday at 9:00 am @ Virginia Piper Center – 10533 E. Lakeview Drive in Scottsdale.  We work all year long on items sold at our Visions of Sugarplums Holiday Event in the Boutique Room.  We make one-of-a-kind treasures that can include beautifully sewn linens, knitted sweaters, afghans, decorative glassware, hand-painted items, wreaths and more.  Classes are held for all levels of crafters including the creatively challenged!  Join us for a cup of coffee and camaraderie.

Donate – You may make a donation anytime, we gratefully accept donations of any amount. Please contact Trudy Dawson-Hahn at 480-998-1274 or by email to make a donation or inquire about sponsorship opportunities.

Membership Dues – You may renew your membership or join today! Contact Debbie Johnson at 480-980-6432 or by email.

Program Volunteers & Mentors – We work directly with kids in a variety of program areas from teaching billiard techniques in the game room, coaching basketball or volleyball, sharing knowledge of musical instruments to tutoring an ESL (English as a Second Language) student.

Special Event Volunteers
Help us provide the people power needed to set up and staff various recognition and fund-raising events throughout the year. Join us at some of our social events. Our main goal is to make a difference in the lives of boys and girls while encouraging camaraderie.

What’s Hip
Auxiliary member, Gaylene Ori, and former staff member Jen Godbehere, were instrumental in forming the “What’s Hip” program in 1995.  This is an 8 week program developed for teen age girls from our various clubs, to inform them of the various challenges our youth face today.  Each week the program includes open conversations with the teens, facilitated by trained and professional speakers on the sensitive issues they face on a daily basis.

As part of the celebration for completing the program, each girl participates in a professional fashion show, along with ten boys from our clubs, where each and every one of them is a star!  The Fashion Show is lead by Da Linda McDaniels, a former model and owner  of her own agency.  She teaches both the boys and girls how to walk down the runway, which builds their confidence and self esteem!  The youth are all taken shopping for clothes which they wear at the Fashion Show and get to keep after the function is over.

Many of the teens who completed this program have continued their success by being selected as a Youth of the Year candidate.  The What’s Hip program is another way we support of youth, helping them to achieve goals and pursue their dreams.




Thank you for your support!