Riverview foundation raises $2K


Last month, Riverview Health Foundation and Smith’s Jewelers raised nearly $2,000 for the Women of Vision Giving Club from its hosting of a Freida Rothman Jewelry trunk show at The Bridgewater Club in Carmel.

More than 60 were in attendance.

“We believe in supporting our community, and giving to Riverview Health is one way we choose to show that support,” said Esther Lakes, co-owner of Smith’s Jewelers. “So it was an honor to partner with Riverview Health Foundation in an effort to raise awareness of Riverview and the excellent health care it provides to the community. Whether it is helping to purchase the most up-to-date medical equipment or funding grants to the women’s programs, the Foundation provides vital support to Riverview.”

“The Women of Vision Giving Club is a group of empowered women who are dedicated to making a difference,” said Megan Wiles, executive director of Riverview Health Foundation. “The philanthropic focus of the club is to address the growing health care needs of women and girls in the community.”

In addition to coming together for shopping and fellowship, the Women of Vision Giving Club recognized the Riverview Health services and departments that received grants for 2017, which include:

  • Volunteer Services – Touch of Love: $9,000
  • Pregnancy and Infant Loss Program: $1,000
  • Maternity Services: $14,350
  • Women’s Boutique: $6,595
  • Rehab and Fitness – Lymphedema treatment supplies: $3,000
  • Radiation Oncology – Breast cancer education: $1,300

“The Women of Vision Club members work hard to raise money throughout the year, which all goes directly to women’s services at Riverview Health,” said Maggie Owens, philanthropy officer of Riverview Health Foundation. “Not only are voting members involved with the fundraising aspect of the club, they also decide which grants to fund.”

Membership to the Women of Vision Giving Club is open to any woman who is passionate about improving the health and wellness of women in her community.