Women in Philanthropy

Women In Philanthropy

Donors to the Women In Philanthropy society play a unique role in shaping healthcare for women and children in our community while learning and building awareness of women’s services. The purpose of Women in Philanthropy is to inspire and empower women to fulfill their philanthropic potential by improving the quality of health care for women of all ages in our community. Members of Women in Philanthropy not only enhance their own awareness of health, but also that of family and friends, while setting the example of the art of philanthropy for the next generation of women.

Participation in Women In Philanthropy is on three levels: (members also enjoy the recognition and benefits associated with the 1914 Society or Sentry Club). Join now by clicking here.

President’s Circle ($1,000 annually)

  • Invitation to annual exclusive members luncheon with the  Lakeland Regional Health Systems President
  • Invitation to annual Fall Foundation Donor Reception
  • All benefits of the Leadership and Friendship Circle

Leadership Circle ($500 annually)

  • Participation in annual grant allocations meeting
  • Women in Philanthropy leadership role opportunity
  • Thank You gift upon membership
  • Invitation to annual Spring Foundation Donor Reception
  • All benefits of the Friendship Circle

Friendship Circle ($100 annually)

  • Invitation to Women in Philanthropy annual luncheon
  • Invitations to social and educational programs
  • Information on estate planning for women
  • Recognition as a Foundation donor

Our one-of-a-kind programs and events nurture lasting change. Programs such as:

  • The Annual Grant Allocations Meeting, held each October.
  • Cookin’ Men, the annual fundraiser for Women in Philanthropy. Held in March each year, it has quickly become one of the premier events in Lakeland. This event features the culinary talents of local volunteer chefs (civic and business leaders), cooking up their specialties to raise funds for WIP. Cookin’ Men is a casual evening of culinary fun where guests mingle and sample all the delights prepared by the “celebrity chefs.”
  • The Annual Luncheon, held each November and gives Women in Philanthropy members the opportunity to come together to recognize the grant recipients for that year as well as hear updates on previous grant recipients. The luncheon always features a wonderful speaker who is not only entertaining but educational as well.
  • Educational Seminars and Tours are held throughout each year. These events range from tours of the hospital and cancer center to conversations on aging to living a healthy life.
  • Social Gatherings are held throughout each year. From afternoon tea and a movie to “Girls Night Out” events, members enjoy the opportunity to connect with each other in a social setting.

Total grants funded = $334,461.15

Women in Philanthropy grants funds to Lakeland Regional Health Systems for improving the care provided to women and children of our community.

These grants are used toward the purchase of new and replacement equipment, construction and renovation, education and the establishment of new programs.

2012 Grants funded:

  • three Vision Vein Viewers – New equipment which provides technology to easily view tiny or difficult to locate veins.
  • infant car beds to provide a safe mechanism for parents to transport their premature infant home from LRMC without the risk of compromising their airways.
  • furnishings to upgrade the two lactation rooms in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at LRMC.
  • a Simulation Pro+ Camera System which will reduce time and resources needed to run simulation training and will allow for an improved debriefing session. Will be used with the three manikins previously funded by Women in Philanthropy.
  • furnishings to upgrade the LRMC Pediatric Intensive Care Unit Parent Lounge.
  • educational and recreational books as well as therapeutic and recreational games for the Adolescent Psychiatric Unit at LRMC.
  • capital needs for the expansion of LRMC Women’s Health Services.

2011 Grants funded:

  • ten pressure relieving cushions and two heated massage chairs for patients receiving dialysis at LRMC.
  • a teaching simulator to be used for continuing education for LRMC staff who interact with children. (HAL is a 5 year old manikin doll.)
  • interactive equipment (two gaming stations) for the LRMC Pediatric ED Vertical Lobby.
  • two Vision Vein Viewers – New equipment which provides technology to easily view tiny or difficult to locate veins.
  • capital needs for the expansion of LRMC Women’s Health Services.

Children of the Pedriatric Depanrtment Thank Women in Philanthropy for Their New Space

2010 Grants funded:

  • one treatment room in the new Pediatric Emergency Department at LRMC (4th payment of a 4 year commitment).
  • equipment for the new Pediatric Rehabilitation Clinic at the Lakeland Regional Rehabilitation and Sports Medicine Clinic.
  • captial needs for the expansion of LRMC Women’s Health Services.
  • furnishings for the new LRMC Employee Lactation Privacy Room.
  • refurbishment of the LRMC Pediatric Unit Treatment/Procedure Rooms as Child Friendly Spaces.

2009 Grants funded:

  • the Gaumard Noelle S575 Childbirth Simulator (mom & baby) which will be used to offer continuing education to LRMC staff.
  • the Medela’s Symphony Preemie + Cards & Education Package. Will be used at LRMC for mothers of pre-term infants to help establish and increase adequate volume of milk in order to sustain their newborns.
  • an art project for Child/Adolescent Psychiatric Unit at LRMC in conjunction with Florida Southern College Art Department. Students will paint wall murals.
  • a training program “Calmer Kids” which helps children cope in emergency and urgent care and inpatients settings. Will be used to train LRMC staff who interact with children.
  • a Pilates Program for Female Oncology Patients at Lakeland Regional Rehabilitation & Sports Medicine Clinic. This will consist of free community education and pilates mat instruction sessions to offer oncology patients flexibility and strengthening exercises.
  • one treatment room in the new Pediatric Emergency Department at LRMC (3rd payment of a 4 year commitment).

2008 Grants funded:

  • infant car beds to provide a safe mechanism for parents to transport their premature infant home from LRMC without the risk of compromising their airways.
  • a LRMC Perinatal Bereavement Program that will provide patients with exceptional care.
  • an infant size immobilization device to be used during MRI and CT scans at LRMC.
  • a LRMC diabetes program for care of newly diagnosed children.
  • educational/play therapy supplies for outpatient treatment at LRMC of psychiatric disorders in young children.
  • an aftercare group for child/adolescent patients who are discharged from LRMC inpatient psychiatric treatment.
  • injury prevention equipment and supplies to be distributed to the public by LRMC trauma community education program.
  • an educational program for key community leaders on the importance of advance directives.
  • one treatment room in the new Pediatric Emergency Department at LRMC (2nd payment of a 4 year commitment).

2007 Grants funded:

  • one treatment room in the new Pediatric Emergency Department at LRMC (1st payment of a 4 year commitment).
  • a Breast Cancer Support Group & Program at Lakeland Regional Cancer Center.
  • stroke literature and educational materials for community and patient education.
  • equipment and teaching aids used by the LRMC Cardiac Rehab Department.
  • speaker fees for National Association of Social Workers Luncheon coordinated by LRMC Mental Health Services.
  • DVD/Video program for the Children & Adolescent Family Therapy offered by LRMC Mental Health Services.
  • the continuation of the LRMC Healing Arts Program Coordinator through September 2008.

2011 Women in Philanthropy Luncheon

2010 Women in Philanthropy Luncheon