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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 $336,000 to SBL.

In FY14, WomenConnected awarded $34,892.24 in grants to eight SBL programs. The following were the awards:

  • $12,400 - Regional Cancer Center: warmer and Kindle devices
  • $1,382 - Living with Diabetes
  • $2,482 - Step in the Right Direction
  • $4,000 - Tobacco Cessation Program
  • $4,020 - Oral Health Education to area grade schools
  • $2,258 - iPAD2 devices/speech loan library
  • $350 - Body Smart for Women
  • $8,000 - Healthy Heroes Challenge: Arcola School District

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.


Dr. Sheryl Artmann
Cathy Babbs
Susan Bartlett
Ann Beck
Kristen Bliss
Sally Bock
Mary Bovard
Judy Brown
Barbara Butts
Amy Card
Katie Dittamore
Vicki Clark
Joan Cole
Becky Crites
Dr. Lori Cudone
Sabra Culp
Jeanne Cunningham
Jeanne Dau
Dixie Dickens
Sheila Dively
Cynthia Edwards
Kelly Eubanks
Sharon Fox
Carol Jo Fritts
Penny Gordy
Barb Hall
Sheila Harshman
Patty Hedges
Jodi Hildebrandt
Leslie Hill
Star Hill
Barbara Hoppin
Maggie Huffman
Shirley Hunt
Karen Lindley
Kim Lockart
Joyce Madigan
Tracey McCord
Tess Melvin
Melanie Mills
Laurie Mooney
Carol Myerscough
Nancy Nguyen
Cheryl Noll
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
Jenny Swearingen
Selma Sweeney
Nancy Swits
Edie Terwilliger
Kim Uphoff
Mary Weaver
Tammy Weinstock
Mary Lou Wild
Mary Williams
Debbie Williams
Pat Williamson