About Allied Arts Auxiliary

The Allied Arts Auxiliary is an organization formed for the purpose of promoting the health, welfare, maintenance, and care of children, and acquiring funds to be donated for the benefit of the Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital at Stanford. The Auxiliary owns and operates the historic Allied Arts Guild; all property and income of the Auxiliary is held solely for the purpose of supporting the Hospital.

Our membership has traditionally been comprised of women who enjoy giving their time working at Allied Arts Guild; however in 2009 an additional membership category was added to allow men to join our group as well.

Through ownership of the Allied Arts Guild, the Allied Arts Guild Auxiliary is proud to say that we are supporting the arts, protecting an historic California landmark, and providing support to critically ill children at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital.

How We Accomplish Our Goal:

In order to raise funds for the Hospital, the Auxiliary is involved in the following activities:

  • We oversee the revenue-producing businesses of the
    Allied Arts Guild which include:
  • Rental of retail and office spaces
  • Event venue for weddings, parties, business meetings,
    traditional events, etc.
  • We operate The Artisan Shop at Allied Arts Guild
  • We administer the Friends of Allied Arts, which contributes
    to the support of the gardens
  • We produce “Tally Ho”  fundraising events


How membership works:

Members of the auxiliary are required to attend monthly meetings, pay annual dues, work shifts in the Artisan Shop, and support Tally Ho both financially and through participation in committee work. There are four categories of membership in the Allied Arts Guild Auxiliary: Provisional, Associate, Active, and Sustaining.

All new members are Provisionals, and are sponsored by two existing members. Provisional members may join at any time during the year. For the first twelve months of membership, provisionals participate in auxiliary activities, attend monthly meetings, work in the Artisan Shop, complete the provisional training program, and participate in Tally Ho, our annual gala fundraiser. Our provisional members learn a great deal, meet our amazing members, and have a lot of fun!

Once the provisional year is completed, members become Active Members, participating in as many functions and/or activities as they like, and enjoying the right to vote in elections.

Interested in becoming a member of the Allied Arts Guild Auxiliary?
Contact us at membership@alliedartsguild.org or call us in the Artisan Shop at 650.325.2450. Our Membership Chair will be glad to get in touch with you!

Should you wish to give some of your time in the gardens or at our special events without becoming a member of the Auxiliary, you may wish to instead join Friends of Allied Arts. Allied Arts Guild Auxiliary is one of seven community partners making up the Association of Auxiliaries.


History of Allied Arts Guild