Women’s Leadership Initiative

Women who designate $500 or more to WLI

WLI unites the caring power of women to provide funding for health care services for women in need. United Way partners with Area Substance Abuse Council (ASAC), Community Health Free Clinic, Eastern Iowa Health Center and Linn County Public Health to provide prescription assistance, emergency dental care, vision care, medical co-pays, cancer screenings and diabetic testing supplies to un- and under-insured women in our community. Members participate and organize annual events such as the WLI Luncheon in the spring and the Power of the Purse silent auction in the summer.

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Jo Haddad

2015 Chair
Jo Ellen Haddad, Aging Services, Inc.

Mission
The Women’s Leadership Initiative unites the caring power of women to provide funding for health care services for women in need.

Vision
All women have the opportunity to access health care information and services.

The Initiative
There are nearly 5,000 low-income, uninsured women in east central Iowa. United Way partners with the Community Health Free ClinicEastern Iowa Health Center and Linn County Public Health to provide over 3,600 basic health services to women in need including:  prescription assistance, emergency dental care, eye care, medical co-pays, cancer screenings and diabetic testing supplies. Together we can help even more women in need.

Join Women’s Leadership!

In 2013, we had 306 members, who raised $183,160 to support this initiative allowing us to hit the $1 million dollar mark for total dollars raised since 2006 for women’s health issues.  During the 2012 campaign, 303 women chose to become members of the Women’s Leadership Initiative. In total, they provided $176,866 to support WLI’s mission. In 2011, we had 314 members, who raised $190,966 to support this initiative.

For a designated gift of $500 or more, current members and other interested individuals can be a part of this exceptional, talented group of women leaders. Your investment to the WLI will support women’s health project in our community. Current list of WLI membership

If you would like more information on becoming a leadership giver, contact Hilery Livengood  at (319) 398-5372 ext. 818 or email at hilery.livengood@uweci.org

Prior chairs

2014/2015 – Kimberly Ivester, UnityPoint – St. Luke’s
2013/2014 –
 Lisa Henderson, Alliant Energy
2012/2013 – Ashley Ernst, Skywalk Group
2011/2012 – Sue Lowder, Cedar Rapids Bank & Trust
2010 – Sue Lowder, Ashley Ernst
2009 – Kathy Krusie
2008 – Laura Dement

 

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