In December of 1956, Olivia Dutcher, a longtime FCS Board member, invited a group of women to her home to discuss the formation of a Rumson-Fair Haven auxiliary to support the mission of the agency. The informal get-together on a chilly winter day in March 1957 evolved into The Navarumsunk Auxiliary. The group took its name from the Native American tribe that once inhabited the island. Since then, this group of active community volunteers has helped raise thousands of dollars and much-needed awareness of Family & Children’s Service programs and services.
The Auxiliary hosts several fundraisers throughout the year to support the agency. Its premier event, the Spring Luncheon and Fashion Show, now in its 59th year, will take place Wednesday, May 4, 2016 at Branches in West Long Branch.
In the fall, Auxiliary holds its annual Navarumsunk Bridge Benefit, a duplicate bridge tournament and luncheon where Master Points are awarded. The tournament raises more than $5,000 for FCS programs and services annually.