Iris Auxiliary

Iris Auxiliary Supporting the San Diego Center for Children since 1979

The Iris Auxiliary to the San Diego Center for Children has been supporting children in the care of the Center for over 35 years. The mission of the Auxiliary is to provide the “extras” that help the children have the same experiences that other children enjoy.

We are proud to say that Iris has donated close to $1 million that has paid for three vans, musical instruments and choir robes, uniforms and sporting equipment, Camp Able, zoo and movie passes and many, many other amenities over the years. Our pride and joy is a beautiful playground which is at the heart of the main campus in Kearny Mesa.

This year’s Board of Directors include Helen Allison, President; Maralyn Bevilaqua, Secretary; Louise Guarnotta, Treasurer; Jean Pohl, 1st V.P. – Membership; Jane Haro, 2nd V.P. – Center Activities; Robin Kellman, Corresponding Secretary; Margo Hulit, Hospitality; and Marilyn Sniffin, Cash for Kids.

We encourage you to join us in our efforts by becoming a member and supporting our fundraising activities. If you’re interested in joining the Auxiliary, please click here for the membership form.

For more membership information, please call Jean Pohl at 619-462-3771 or