The Auxiliary's Projects and Activities

The Auxiliary of NorthShore University HealthSystem (NorthShore) supports the hospitals and community of NorthShore not only through their fundraising events, but also through various service projects. Your philanthropic donation of time and talent helps The Auxiliary serve the community with an annual nursing scholarship, diaper drives for families in need and much more. For more information or to volunteer for any of these projects, please contact The Auxiliary at 224.364.7270. 

Diaper Drives

  2016 Diapers in December

Throughout the year, The Auxiliary hosts diaper drives to benefit NorthShore's Perinatal Family Support Center. Additional drives are held throughout the year. The Auxiliary collected more than 10,000 diapers between its drives this year, which were distributed to local families in need through the Center.

The Perinatal Family Support Center provides a wide array of services to women and their families who experience challenges related to pregnancy, birth, prematurity and perinatal loss. The Center also provides resources for over 1,800 underserved families annually and all services are provided free of charge.

To learn more, contact 224.364.7270 or


Nursing Scholarships

2018 Scholarship Winners

2020 Nursing Scholarship award winner Olivia Headley with Amita Khandekar.


Every Spring, The Auxiliary offers $5,000 college scholarships to high school seniors in our core service area who plan to pursue an education in the field of nursing. In 2020, The Auxiliary awarded five $5,000 scholarships to well deserving high school seniors, thanks in part to the generosity of underwriters Whitehall of Deerfield, Amita and Janardan Khandekar, MD, and Nancy and Ronald Semerdjian, MD. The current nursing shortage has been strongly documented, both nationally and regionally. Since NorthShore is committed to the future of healthcare, Auxiliary members feel that these scholarships are a well-directed effort.  


2020 Nursing Scholarship Winners:
Olivia Headley - Lake Forest High School
Sophie Prozument - Lake Forest High School
Margaret Sporer - Glenbrook South High School
Olivia Stevens - Loyola Academy
Fiona Werth - Highland Park High School 

Applications for 2021 graduating seniors are now open. The application can be found here. The deadline for submission is May 7, 2021 and awards will be presented mid-June.

2020 Nursing Scholarship award winner Sophie Prozument with Nancy Semerdjian

2020 Nursing Scholarship award winner Fiona Werth with Ashley Blankstein-Delaney

2020 Nursing Scholarship award winner Margaret Sporer

2020 Nursing Scholarship award winner Olivia Stevens with Nancy Semerdjian


For more information about Nursing Scholarships, view this informational flyer, or contact the Auxiliary at 224.364.7270 or


Auxiliary Annual Meetings

Each Spring and Fall, The Auxiliary hosts an annual meeting for all Auxiliary members and their guests. Meetings feature speakers from across NorthShore and provide a chance for members to socialize over breakfast. For more information, please contact 224.364.7270 or


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