1950's - 1960's

1952  – The Auxiliary began, boasting 59 volunteers it’s first year.

Members were able to nurture the children at CMCA. They also clothed them through its Thrift and Mend Shop. The Thrift and Mend Shop was only a service for the patients and their families at that time. 

Fund raising programs ranged from sale of cook books and the creation of a snack bar with home-baked goods to city-wide events.

1954 – The Junior League of Tulsa and the Auxiliary originally co-sponsored the Tulsa Charity Horse show from 1954 to 1962. 

1962 – The Auxiliary ran the Tulsa Charity Horse Show for at least 35 years donating more than $1.2 million to CMCA.

1966 – Children’s Medical Center devotes more space to children with chronic disorders, such as mental retardation, epilepsy and other genetic disorders.


CMCA Timeline

1920's - 1940's


The Children’s Medical Center officially opens its doors in 1926 and expanded through 1946.

1950's - 1960's


The Auxiliary began in 1952, with 59 volunteers! Devoted more space to children with chronic disorders in the 60's. 



Started more events such as the annual Roy Clark Celebrity Golf Tournament and the  Arts & Crafts Show.



A ton of fun! Added holiday parties, hosted a telethon, and added a play area for children. 



Rules for working with children started to change.  The Auxiliary stayed focused on helping children. 



The Auxiliary acquired nonprofit status, and changed the name to Children's Medical Charities Association.