Women's Giving Circle Celebrates 10th Anniversary

The Women's Giving Circle celebrated 10 years of philanthropy supporting Good Shepherd's mission serving children and adults with disabilities on Thursday, June 20, at GatherMeetings & Events in Emmaus. Sixty-eight women came together for an evening of elegant hors d'oeuvres, dessert and camaraderie organized by Wendy Body. Anne Baum is this year's chair.

In the ten years since the group's founding by a core of eight women, members have raised $560,000 for Good Shepherd programs and services ranging from a wheelchair-accessible van for long-term care residents to enjoy community outings to nursing and therapist scholarships. At the event, the Women's Circle awarded $65,000 to the Neurology Rehabilitation Clinic expansion to help people who suffer from neurogenic bowel and bladder as well as other neurological disorders. The gift included funds raised in tribute to former Women's Circle members, the late Esther Rowland and Judy Body.

For information on becoming a member, visit SweetCharityOnline.org and "Ways to Give" or contact Dianne Spengler at dspengler@gsrh.org or 610-776-3559.