About Us

Team spirit and camaraderie can be found throughout the Auxiliary's 22-unit membership, which spans San Diego and Riverside counties. As an Auxiliary member, you’ll play an integral role in helping kids – and have fun doing it!

cropped-12246820_858368720925557_2124565155496438390_n.jpgBonita is one of the original Auxiliary units formed in 1953 made up of a diverse group that includes working professionals, homemakers and volunteers enjoying retirement.  In addition to hailing mainly from the South Bay area, most members have personal experience with Rady Children’s, helping them feel a sense of ownership and pride with their fundraising efforts.  Unit meetings are hosted on the fourth Tuesday evening of each month at a member’s home.  Each unit within the Auxiliary holds an annual fundraiser dedicated to a specific department or specialty within the hospital.  Throughout the years Bonita’s annual fundraiser has been the Annual Luncheon & Auction by the Bay.  This event features an exquisite luncheon boasting the largest silent auction across the Auxiliary!