1000 Health Center Drive
(217) 258-2525

Sharing the joy of giving…

WomenConnected is a philanthropic women’s giving circle within the Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Foundation where women have the opportunity to combine their charitable contributions and as a group, manage and grant funds to Sarah Bush Lincoln programs and services.

There are two levels of membership. Women donate annual gifts of $500 or $1,000. Membership contributions are pooled together with 75 percent used to provide grants, the other 25 percent into a temporarily restricted endowment that can be used if a specific need arises at Sarah Bush Lincoln. Some SBL programs and services funded include cardiovascular screenings, nursing education, nutrition counseling for overweight children and diabetes programs. Since its inception in 2003, WomenConnected has granted more than $430,000 to SBL.

In FY16, WomenConnected awarded $56,405.51 in grants to 18 SBL programs. The following were the awards:

  $4,500.00   Heart Smart for Teens
     $750.00   Mental Health Books – Dr. Hecksel
  $7,000.00   CFHL Scholarships for indigent patients
  $1,337.40   Diabetic Supply Help – Case Management
  $8,855.39   Dental Restorative Fund
  $1,202.50   Stepping through 2nd Grade - Healthy Communities
  $1,162.37   Dental Services Oral Health Teaching Tools
$15,000.00   Building Hope Campaign
  $1,518.50   Heart Failure Readmission Project – Case Management
  $2,500.00   Educational binders and gas cards – Mammography
     $405.00   Step in the Right Direction
     $685.50   Living with Diabetes
  $3,500.00   Patient Discharge Support – Care Coordination
  $1,444.50   Heart Failure Clinic – Cardiology
     $215.00   I Sing the Body Electric
  $3,875.00   Dental Services Oral Hygiene Kits
     $890.64   Healthy Kids Boost Room
   $1,565.00  Healthy Kids Cooking Classes

WomenConnected meets six times per year with three of those being a members-only “Lunch with the CEO” with SBL President & CEO Timothy A. Ols.

If you would like to learn more about WomenConnected or to join, please contact Amy Card in the SBL Health Foundation at 217/ 258-2511.


Carol Adams
Sheryl Artmann
Cathy Babbs
Susan Bartlett
Ann Beck
Kristen Bliss
Sally Bock
Laura Bollan
Mary Bovard
Judy Brown
Amy Card
Janie Cartwright
Beth Catt
Joan Cole
Lori Cudone
Sabra Culp
Jeanne Cunningham
Becky Crites
Jeanne Dau
Lauri DeRuiter Willems
Dixie Dickens
Sheila Dively
Cynthia Edwards
Kelly Eubanks
Sharon Fox
Carol Jo Fritts
Penny Gordy
Barb Hall
Sheila Harshman
Wendy Hastings
Susie Hay
Kathleen Hecksel
Patty Hedges
Jodi Hildebrandt
Leslie Hill
Star Hill
Barbara Hoppin
Maggie Huffman
Shirley Hunt
Karen Lindley
Kim Lockart
Joyce Madigan
Tess Melvin
Tracey McCord
Janet Meyer
Melanie Mills
Laurie Mooney
Carol Myerscough
Cheryl Noll
Nancy Nguyen
Diana Oakley
Cathy Ols
Linda Perry
Jerri Pine
Theresa Quinn
Marjorie Ramsey
Maggie Ratliff
Carol Ray
Debbie Sandercock
Karla Schubert
Diane Senteney
Karen Smith
Patty Stiff
Erica Stollard
Colleen Stoner
Selma Sweeney
Jenny Swearingen
Nancy Swits
Edie Terwilliger
Kim Uphoff
Mary Lou Wild
Mary Williams
Pat Williamson