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Do you ever stop by the CMC Gift Shop?    

I thought you should know a few things about the Auxiliary that runs it, as they make a bigger difference than most of us realize. 

The Auxiliary is a separate organization and I am the Liaison with them for CMC.  Yesterday,  The Auxiliary had their Annual Meeting (Pictured below).   Auxiliary members manage and staff the Gift Shop at Conway Medical Center.  They have several volunteers that act as purchasing agents, choosing the seasonal and regular items they stock. No one is paid, as they all volunteer their time.

In addition to the CMC Gift Shop, the Auxiliary runs fundraising events including Friday Krispy Kreme Donut Sales, Books Are Fun sales, Masquerade Jewelry sales, and more.

This past year, proceeds from the gift shop sales and fundraising activities provided:

  • $12,000 for CMC’s Healthreach program called “Smart Snacks”.  Their support feeds a lot of disadvantaged children in and around Conway each weekend of the school year. 
  • $9,000 in scholarships for the employees and the children of employees who are studying to go into Healthcare.
  • $6,000 in support of the Kingston Golf Classic, a fundraising event run by the CMC Foundation. 
  • $1,200 for Infant Car Seats
  • $700 for Emergency Department “Bags for Kids”
  • $500 for Christmas for Kids

Thanks for all your hard work!


In the past fiscal year, the CMC Foundation has awarded scholarships to employees seeking a degree to advance their respective careers at CMC. The Foundation is fortunate to have several endowments and funds created specifically for employees in their chosen professions, or potential employees seeking career advancement at CMC. The following individuals were awarded scholarships this year:

  • Arcissa Herndon – Bonnie Hughes Endowment
  • Michael Ritchie – Lillian Huggins Fowler Endowment
  • Cassie Brown – CMC Auxiliary Scholarship Fund
  • Nina Sacco – Bessie Creel Endowment
  • Aimee Justice – Ray/Watson Endowment

 Congratulations to these deserving recipients. CMC Foundation has six endowments established to provide scholarships.  Learn about each endowment and how you can contribute.