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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 $52,000 in grants to 18 SBL programs. The following were the awards:

Outpatient Congestive Heart Failure Clinic - $631.50
Living with Diabetes - $655.50
Step in the Right Direction - $375.00
Center for Healthy Living - $3,300.00
SBL Dental Services – Oral Hygiene Kits - $3,875.00
KidsFest - $2,500.00
Healthy Kids/Fitness Equipment - $1,000.00
Peace Meal/File of Life - $4,810.00
SBL Dental Services – Preventive/Restorative Fund - $25,108.55
Care Coordination/FMC - $500.00
Regional Cancer Center - $520.00
Child Psychiatry Lending Library - $500.00
SBL Psychiatry & Counseling - $500.00
Lincolnland Home Care - $5,000.00
Case Management/Heart Failure Project - $1,752.75
Case Management/Diabetic Supply Project - $971.70

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

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
Fatima Alao, MD
Sheryl Artmann, MD
Cathy Babbs
Ann Beck
Kristen Bliss
Sally Bock
Laura Bollan
Mary Bovard
Judy Brown
Amanda Burton
Amy Card
Beth Catt
Becky Crites
Dr. Lori Cudone
Sabra Culp
Jeanne Cunningham
Jeanne Dau
Dixie Dickens
Sheila Dively 
Cynthia Edwards
Samantha Eggleston
Lana Esker
Sharon Fox
Carol Jo Fritts
Laura Glenn
Barb Hall

Wendy Hastings
Susie Hay
Katie Hecksel, MD
Patty Hedges
Lisa Hernandez
Jodi Hildebrand
Leslie Hill 
Star Hill
Barbara Hoppin
Maggie Huffman
Julie Hunt    
Shirley Hunt
Linda Keeler
Roxanne Lilly
Karen Lindley    
Kim Lockart
Joyce Madigan    
Nancy Marlow    
Michelle Mathews
Tracey McCord
Tess Melvin 
Janet Meyer
Melanie Mills
Patty Montgomery
Laurie Mooney
Carol Myerscough
Nancy Nguyen    

Cheryl Noll
Diana Oakley
Marcia Parker
Linda Perry
Patty Peterson
Jerri Pine
Bernie Pluard
Theresa Quinn    
Carol Ray
Debbie Sandercock
Nancy Schilling
Karla Schubert    
Diane Senteney
Karen Smith
Ruth Smith
Debbie Sparks
Erica Stollard
Colleen Stoner    
Jenny Swearingen
Nancy Swits    
Leslie Taggart
Edie Terwilliger
Kim Uphoff
Mary Lou Wild
Lauri DeRuiter-Willems
Mary Williams    
Pat Williamson