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The South Bay Auxilary Board of Harbor Interfaith Services


Our Story

The South Bay Auxiliary formed in August 2007 to help Harbor Interfaith Services produce an annual event that would not only raise much-needed funding, but also build community awareness about the important work HIS does to empower homeless and working poor people in our community.

At the auxiliary’s first organizing luncheon, 12 women—all strangers to one another and admitted novices at fundraising—cast their doubts aside and signed on to the challenge. 

Just a few short years later, the auxiliary’s membership has grown to more than 40 women, who have become close friends united in their support of HIS. Proceeds from the auxiliary’s first event provided funding for architectural drawings, which were instrumental in our efforts to raise $6.9 million for our new building.  

In addition, gala proceeds help keep essential services flowing at HIS on an annual basis. 

The auxiliary welcomes new members throughout the year. For more information, email June Romine at JuneRomine@aol.com and Sharon Cutcliffe at scutcliffe@aol.com.

Auxiliary Board Members

Co-Presidents-Carol Murin and Connie Smith

Vice Presidents -June Romine & Sharon Cutcliffe

Corresponding Secretary-Jeannie Vidal and Sandra Mardesich

Treasurer-Nancy Gragg

2014 Gala Committee Chair-Carla Tumanjan
Sponsorship Committee-Mary Jean Slaven, Chair       
Publicity Committee-Priss Wilke, Chair
Invitation Committee-Carla Tumanjan, Chair
Reservation Committee-Sheri Nikolakopulos, Chair
Decoration Committee-Sandra Mardesich, Chair
Auction Committee-Carla Tumanjan, Chair
Silent Auction Subcommittee-Gail Smith, Chair
Live Auction Subcommittee-Rosemary Taylor, Chair