The Auxiliary Board (AB)
MISSION STATEMENT The purpose of the AB is to support the management of Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens, Inc. by interpreting Stan Hywet as a cultural and educational center, by raising funds and providing all possible financial support, and promoting volunteer service.
About the Auxiliary Board
The Women’s Volunteer Administration Committee, organized in 1956, was the forerunner of the Women’s Auxiliary Board (WAB). This group of women volunteers, worked very hard to prepare Stan Hywet for the opening of the Estate on June 15, 1957 —making it possible for the public to take tours, and honoring the Seiberlings and their motto of Non Nobis Solum (Not for Us Alone).
Reorganized in 1964 as the Women’s Auxiliary Board, the WAB raised over $5 million for the continued restoration and upkeep of the Estate. The padded chairs in the Manor House Auditorium, the furniture in the Wolle Building Board Room and funds to pay for the appraisal of the historic collection are but a few of the projects that this important volunteer group has funded.
In 2013, a new chapter began when the WAB was reorganized as the Auxiliary Board (AB) of Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens. The AB continues in the tradition of its forebears as a vital support organization of the Estate and as the largest committee/group of Stan Hywet volunteers. Over the years, AB members (along with their predecessors) have contributed more than 1 million volunteer hours. And, following a succesful 55th Ohio Mart in 2022, the AB surpassed $6.5 million in funds raised all time for Stan Hywet.
For information about joining the Auxiliary Board, please click here.
AUXILIARY BOARD OFFICERS 2023-2024
- President - Darby Ashelman
- Vice President - Ken Nilsestuen
- Corresponding Secretary - Susie Gaebel Wallace
- Recording Secretary - Nancy Stanforth
- Assistant Secretary - Linda Ferjutz
- Treasurer - Joann Wallace
- Assistant Treasurer - Susie Bedall
AB TIMES Newsletter
Click on the links below for copies of the Auxiliary Board's newsletter, the AB TIMES.
2023-2024 AB Executive Board Meetings
Occurring on Mondays in Wolle Building Conference Room and via Zoom at 9:30 am
- September 18, 2023
- October 16, 2023
- November 13, 2023
- Decemer 11, 2023
- February 12, 2024
- March 18, 2023
- April 15, 2024
- May 20, 2024
- June 17. 2024
2023-2024 Regular Meetings & Programs
Occuring on Wednesdays in the Carriage House Reception Hall and Tent (unless otherwise noted).
9:30am Social; 10am Program and Meeting begin:
- September 27, 2023 *in the Manor House Reception Hall*
- October 25, 2023 *in the Manor House Reception Hall*
- November 15, 2023 *in the Manor House Reception Hall*
- December 13, 2023 *at Portage Country Club* **advance registration required**
- February 28, 2024 *in the Manor House Music Room*
- March 20, 2024
- April 24, 2024
- May 22, 2024
For program topics, see the Volunteer Meetings & Events calendar (click here)
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