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 $720,871 to SBL.
In FY21, WomenConnected awarded $48,823 in grants to SBL programs. The following were the awards:
Behavioral Health Emergency Fund
Healthy Communities - Cyber Bullying Assemblies
Healthy Communities - Zones of Regulation Equipment
Healthy Communities - Healthy Hero Challenge
Dental Services - Preventative/Restorative Fund
Dental Services - Oral hygiene kits
Heart Center - Blood pressure monitors
Center for Healthy Living Center Scholarships
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.
Dr. Fatima Alao
Dr. Marisa Friscia
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Dr. Katie Hecksel
Dr. Annmarie McDonough
Dr. Erica Perrino
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