Do you have a female friend or colleague who spends time and energy on behalf of others, making our community a better place? She may be eligible for an award from the Women’s Philanthropy Society (WPS) of Cabell Huntington Hospital. Each year, two special awards are presented at the WPS luncheon, an event that honors Tri-State women who exemplify the heart, strength and compassion of all women. Nominations are accepted for these awards through February 15 of each year:
To nominate someone for one of these awards, please complete the award nomination form and return it by February 15 to the CHH Foundation at 1340 Hal Greer Boulevard, Huntington, WV 25701. Recipients will be notified and awards will be presented at the Women’s Philanthropy Society’s luncheon.
The goal of the Women's Philanthropy Society is twofold:
and the premise is simple and powerful. Individually, our donations may not create change, but combining our individual donations with the donations of others creates a larger gift, allowing each of us to be a philanthropist and make a positive impact in our community.
Proceeds from the annual WPS luncheon support women’s and children’s causes at Cabell Huntington Hospital, and each year, WPS members vote to determine which cause to support. For example, in 2014, members of the Women’s Philanthropy Society voted to donate nearly $30,000 to help send local children to Camp Dream Street, which offers camping experiences to children affected with chronic or life-threatening illness. In 2015, the WPS donation paid for rocking chairs to help comfort babies for every room of the Neonatal Transition Unit.
Members of the Women's Philanthropy Society include women from all walks of life. If you are interested in supporting and celebrating the caring spirit of women, please join us! Your annual gift of $100 covers both your invitation to the luncheon AND your membership in the Women's Philanthropy Society.
Just complete the WPS Pledge card and return it to the CHH Foundation at 1340 Hal Greer Boulevard, Huntington, WV 25701. Please remember that the luncheon is a popular event that often fills up quickly. Be sure to submit your pledge card as soon as possible to ensure your place at the table.
|Major Sponsor||VIP Seating for 10 - Corp. name on table||$5,000|
|VIP Sponsor||VIP Seating for 8 - Corp. name on table||$2,500|
|Table Sponsor||Seating for 8 - Corp. name on table||$1,000|
|Vendor Sponsor||Display table, seating for 2||$250|
|Individual Ticket||General Seating||$100|
For more information about the awards process, the Women's Philanthropy Society or corporate sponsorhip opportunities, please email Velma Workman or call her at 304.526.6314.
|Year||Focus Award||Kitty Hage Lifetime Achievement|
|2001||Christie Kinsey||Kitty Hage|
|2002||Betsy Ratcliff||Sister Regina Brunette|
|2003||Bunny Smith||Joan Ross|
|2004||Terry Pener Hardin||Nancy Price|
|2005||Oveta McMillan||Ruth Sullivan|
|2006||Anne Farley||Jody Smirl|
|2007||Lorretta Hagar||Ruth Cline|
|2008||Mary Glen Rice||Sue Brown|
|2009||Marilyn Murdock||Dr. Gretchen Oley|
|2010||Gerri Walker||Laura Darby|
|2011||Wendy Thomas||Dr. Linda Savory|
|2012||Gretchen Dascoli Wray||Teresa Sexton, RN, MSNeD|
|2013||Jane D'Egidio||Dr. Sarah Denman|
|2014||Deborah Johnson Tourigny||Denice "Cricket" Hudson|
|2015||Missy Browning||Margaret Wilson|