McLean Auxiliary Awards Grants

McLean Auxiliary Awards $20,000 in Grants at

Annual Annual Meeting and Strawberry Festival

Directors  from the benefitting departments accept their Grant Awards

For more than 40 years, the McLean Auxiliary has supported McLean by providing volunteer services and grants that directly benefit McLean residents, staff and visitors.

On Monday, June 2, the McLean Auxiliary awarded $20,000 at their Annual Meeting and Strawberry Festival to benefit resident life and included music and horticultural activities, a Patient Special Needs Fund, specialized equipment for patient care, and a new server for residents in the newly-renovated dining room.

“The McLean Auxiliary is integral to our mission and success and their generous charitable contributions enhance quality of life and programs for residents every day of the year,” said David Bordonaro, McLean President. “

The McLean Auxiliary also awards an annual scholarship to an employee, or a child of an employee who will be attending college in the fall to pursue a career in a health care related field.  Debbie Davis, RN, an evening supervisor at McLean, (pictured below) accepted the $1,500 scholarship from Jane Stevenson, McLean Auxiliary Board Member and Scholarship Chairman.

The 2008 scholarship recipient, James Cody of North Granby, returned to express his continued gratitude and shared that he has now just graduated from American International College with a Doctorate in Physical Therapy.

The McLean Auxiliary raised the majority of funds through their Gift Shop, conveniently located in the Living Room of the Health Center.  All purchases are tax-free and there is something for everyone – from cards to jewelry, scarfs, seasonal gifts, light snacks and other items of comfort and beauty. 

For more information on the McLean Auxiliary, visit their website at