Women in Philanthropy

Women Who Support Baxter Regional Medical Center

Women in Philanthropy members are a group of women who have made a tremendous impact in the Baxter Regional Medical Center’s ability to provide quality medical care. Women in Philanthropy was created by women in support of BRMC while, at the same time, encouraging women as philanthropic leaders.

A major medical center aspiring to greatness must have supporters who are continually looking for new and innovative ways to generate funding in support of the medical center’s mission. Women in Philanthropy is one such group. Women in Philanthropy identifies timely opportunities at the medical center— particularly those with an emphasis on the enrichment of women’s lives, and together chooses how to direct the group’s pooled resources.

Vision & Purpose

To unite contributions from women in support of Baxter Regional Medical Center through a collective voice.

It is our goal to:

  • Cultivate women as philanthropic leaders
  • Provide resources to fund needs of our hospital
  • Allocate funds based on majority preference
  • Celebrate the impact of women in philanthropy
  • Attain recognition as a difference maker

Criteria for Membership

The Baxter Regional Medical Center Women in Philanthropy membership is open to all who support the work of Baxter Regional Medical Center. Membership requires a commitment of $500 per year.

  • Annual Membership fees shall be paid in one lump sum or in payments equal to $500 before a member has voting privileges.
  • Membership fees will be used exclusively for the support of Baxter Regional Medical Center.
  • With a majority membership vote, distribution of funds, part or whole, may be carried over for the purpose of granting a larger gift.
  • Though members are encouraged to attend meetings, attendance is not a requirement for membership.

As a member, you will be invited to events planned for Women in Philanthropy and though attendance is encouraged, it is not required. Your $500 gift will be your only fiscal responsibility.

Cash gifts include checks, credit card payments and gifts of appreciated securities. Matching gifts from your corporate employer count toward your total contributions. Thus, if your annual gift totals $250 and your company matches your gift dollar for dollar, you will qualify for Women in Philanthropy membership.

Voting Privileges

The central activity of Women in Philanthropy is the distribution of funds annually to selected Baxter Regional Medical Center programs through a voting process.

As a member of Women in Philanthropy, you are entitled to vote for the program to which the annual grant will be awarded. If your gift(s) are received prior to the annual grant-award date, you are eligible to vote in the current year’s grant-award cycle. If you join after the grant-award date, you will retain voting privileges for the next granting cycle.

Benefits and Activities

The most important benefit of membership in Women in Philanthropy is the satisfaction of knowing that you are a part of a collaborative, informed and empowered force choosing to enhance the lives of women. As a member of the group, your voice is equal to that of all other members regarding the programs to be funded. You will hear firsthand, from funding applicants, how your support will make the greatest impact at Baxter Regional Medical Center.

As with all Baxter Regional Medical Center benefactors, your contribution will be acknowledged in Baxter Regional Medical Center publications. Women in Philanthropy will periodically provide programs to educate its membership about philanthropy and activities at Baxter Regional Medical Center.

Click here to download the Women in Philanthropy membership form, and click here to download the informative brochure. For more information about Women in Philanthropy, please contact Baxter Regional Hospital Foundation at 870-508-1770 or email foundation@baxterregional.org.