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 $336,000 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 Jo Fritts
Mary Lou Wild
Lauri DeRuiter Willems