Women in Philanthropy


Women in Philanthropy is made up of extraordinary women who want to positively impact the health of women and children in our community through philanthropy and service. The work of Women in Philanthropy supports Lakeland Regional Health’s goals to deliver nationally recognized healthcare, strengthen the health of our community and advance the future of healthcare.

Since its beginnings in 2006, Women in Philanthropy has made generous annual grants which help Lakeland Regional Health purchase new equipment and fund construction, renovation and community education.

Annual Membership Benefits:

President’s Circle $1,000

  • Invitation to CEO’s Holiday Luncheon
  • 24/7 Foundation team support to help facilitate the best possible caring experience when you need services at Lakeland Regional Health Medical Center
  • Behind the Scenes Tour of Lakeland Regional Health Medical Center
  • 10% discount on purchases in the Lakeland Regional Health Medical Center Gift Place
  • 10% discount on purchases at the Lakeland Regional Health Medical Center Parkview Café
  • All Leadership Circle benefits

Leadership Circle $500

  • Invitation to join one of the Lakeland Regional Health Foundation Task Force Councils
  • Membership gift
  • Participation on the Annual Grant Allocation Committee
  • Invitation to the Annual Garden Party

Friendship Circle $100

  • Invitation to the Annual Garden Party

How We Help

Promise Run

Annual fundraising event for Lakeland Regional Health Cancer Center. The Promise Run is inspired by people who believe that a community can come together to conquer cancer. The 5k and 10k courses in Lakeland are a celebration of the lives of loved ones touched by cancer and a Promise to strengthen the health of everyone around us.

Annual Grant Allocations Meeting

Held in the spring, before the Garden Party, to determine grant allocations.

Garden Party

Special celebration and time of fellowship at which annual grant allocations are announced.

Annual Luncheon

Members come together with our community to raise funds for an area of need at Lakeland Regional Health. The luncheon features an entertaining and informative keynote speaker.

’Twas the Night/Winter Wonderland

Annual fundraiser for Lakeland Regional Health Family Health Center. This joyful celebration is open to the community.  Festivities include holiday treats, music and tree lighting.

100 Year Gala

In 2016, Lakeland Regional Health will celebrate its 100th year of service to our community. This milestone is inspiring the inception of an annual Gala to support our under-construction Pavilion for Women & Children.

Event Committees

Share your talents and time on our committees, which include Promise Run, Garden Party, Annual Luncheon and ’Twas the Night/Winter Wonderland.

Ongoing Support and Participation

Women in Philanthropy members take on leadership and support roles in additional Foundation-sponsored events and initiatives throughout the year.

Executive Committee 2015-2016

Co-Chairs: Janet Fansler and Ginny Houghton
Connie Bovay
Carla Cody
Denise Crenshaw
Jennifer Kincart Jonnson
April McCoy
Kim McKeel
Jaimi Miller
Tiffany Osler
Tina Patel
Bonnie Rowbotham
Ihla Sloman