The BAMC Auxiliary is celebrating 70 years of partnership with Brooke Army Medical Center serving patients and staff through our Annual Grant Program, service projects and morale boosting events. The Auxiliary was founded as a BAMC spouses club, but today we are open to all and a registered 501(c)3 tax exempt nonprofit organization. We hold monthly events and service projects that encourage friendship and support among military families while giving back at BAMC.
"Being a part of the Auxiliary means making a meaningful impact for patients and staff, supporting my spouse's workplace and making great friends while giving back."
- Sarah Krell, BAMC Auxiliary President
The Auxiliary's mission is to enrich the patient experience for our military community and its civilian patient population through service projects, special morale boosting programs, and Annual Welfare Grants.
Our Grant program is the cornerstone which aims to enhance patient care by fulfilling requests that fall outside normal funding. Service projects give back not only to BAMC, but as community building events for our members. Finally, morale events help recognize the hard work of our military providers and give them an extra boost as they fulfill their mission.
The Auxiliary Board is made up entirely of unpaid volunteers. These individuals choose to give their time and talents to help support the Auxiliary's Mission.
Our membership is made up of Active Duty Spouses, Retiree Spouses, and DoD connected individuals. Throughout the year this diverse group works as a team to help raise funds for our Grant Program, celebrate our Military providers at BAMC through Morale Appreciation Days, and above all, ensure that the Auxiliary's legacy of partnering to support BAMC continues.
The BAMC Auxiliary Crest
The Yellow Rose of Texas: Used to symbolize joy, friendship, warmth, and caring
Rose: Designed for security, compassion, and service with a depiction of a person wrapped in the rose petals to symbolize our service to military members, retirees, and their families
Leaf: Created using stripes to represent the stripes of the American flag
Frame on Top: Framed with the outline of the Alamo to symbolize the City of San Antonio
Annually the Auxiliary awards over $25,000 directly to BAMC departments, clinics, and units. In 2023, the Auxiliary was able to support 22 grants from multiple units and departments.
Past Auxiliary Grants have included the BAMC therapy dogs, breast cancer patient booklets, phone charging stations throughout the hospital, and many more! See our grants page for a complete list of prior grant recipients and to sign up to be notified when the next grant cycle opens.