The Philanthropic Women’s Society
According to a study by The Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University, the number one reason women give is because they believe they can make a difference. That is the mission of the Philanthropic Women’s Society of SAMC. We believe we can truly make a difference.
The concept for this program is based on a nationwide model and specifically, a sister program at Huntsville Hospital in Huntsville, Alabama. The idea behind the group is about “collective philanthropy”. It allows us to combine our contributions as a group, and carefully choose how we want to spend that money to improve healthcare for our community.
Membership is open to all women interested in supporting the advancement of healthcare in our community. The only membership “requirement” is an annual contribution and a willingness to designate the gift to a selected project, determined by a majority vote of the group.
The Philanthropic Women’s Society began with 26 founding members and currently has 54 members. In the past 4 years the “Phillies” have provided $234,000 for SAMC programs and services. From telemedicine carts to palliative care and training for sexual assault nurses, this group of community-minded women are creating solutions and making a difference in the lives of patients here in our community.
If you or someone you know is interested in joining, please call our office at (334) 673-4150.