Mercy Health Foundation - Women with a Mission Event

Women with a Mission Day of Inspiration

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A Signature Event to Honor and Celebrate the Members
of the Women with a Mission Giving Society

October 25-26, 2016
Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art
Bentonville, Arkansas

Over 200 women gathered for Mercy Health Foundation’s Day of Inspiration event held October 25 - 26 in Bentonville, Arkansas. Keynote speakers Barbara Pierce Bush and twin sister Jenna Bush Hager charmed the guests with their stories of their lives as the granddaughters and daughters of the Bush presidencies, and tales of their work today with the nonprofits UNICEF and Global Health Corps. Guests also heard from Rachel Lozano, a three-time survivor of Askin’s tumor of the spinal cord and international inspirational speaker, as well as top Walmart executives Karen Roberts, Karen Stuckey, Gisel Ruiz, and Jacqui Canney.

A big thank you to our amazing executive and host committees, especially the women of Northwest Arkansas, for all of their hard work to bring this new event to life, to all the Women with a Mission members who attended, and to our event sponsors!

Hear from some of our members as they speak about what Women with a Mission means to them.

Sponsors

Mercy
EPIC
J.P. Morgan
Delta Dental
General Mills
McCarthy
Meek Lumber
The Schmieding Foundation, Inc.
Thompson Coburn
3W Magazine
Mulligan Printing

Agenda

Tuesday, October 25 - Welcome Reception

Embassy Suites Northwest Arkansas – Hotel, Spa & Convention Center
hosted by Northwest Arkansas Women with a Mission

5 – 7 p.m.    Cocktails and hors d’oeuvres

5 p.m.          Warm Welcome........................................ Kasie Yokley, Leslie Zanoff, and Martha Bergant
                     Blessing........................................................Sr. Lisa Atkins, RSM
                     Introduction ..............................................Cynthia Mercer
                     Video.............................................................Dr. Bob Bergamini

5:30 p.m.      “Obsessed with Life”..................................Rachel Lozano

Rachel Lozano is a three-time survivor of Askin’s tumor of the spinal cord and an international inspirational speaker. She is an art therapist at Mercy Children’s Hospital in St. Louis, Missouri, and travels the world sharing her story.

6:30 p.m.      Video and recognition of charter members: “Legacy of Women with a Mission”

Guests are invited to shop the boutique sale until 8:00 p.m.

Wednesday, October 26 - Day of Inspiration

Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art

8:30 a.m.      Registration

9:00 a.m.      Warm welcome……………….....................Cynthia Mercer
                      Blessing…………………………….................Sister Lisa Atkins, RSM
                      Introduction…………………………….........Claire Kellett
                      Alice Walton video address

9:30 a.m.      Panel discussion, Walmart Executive Women
                      Karen Roberts, Karen Stuckey, Gisel Ruiz, and Jacqui Canney with moderator Neile Jones

10:30 a.m.     Break

11:00 a.m      Keynote address, Barbara Pierce Bush and Jenna Bush Hager

11:30 a.m.     Question and answer session

12:00 p.m.     Break
                       Guests are invited to tour the “Art of American Dance” exhibit.

12:45 p.m.     Lunch

1:15 p.m.       Fond farewell…………........................... Cynthia Mercer

Guests are invited to tour Crystal Bridges Museum following the program.

 

About the Women with a Mission Giving Society

The Women with a Mission giving society combines resources, vision and passion for helping others to support and improve health care in their community. In the spirit of Mercy’s founder, Catherine McAuley, the society brings together women from diverse backgrounds with the common goal of making a difference. Currently there are seven established giving societies across Mercy’s four state region. 

Tanya Lieber
Regional Vice President - East Communities
314-251-1800
tanya.lieber@mercy.net

Jean Gruetzemacher
Vice President, Mercy Health Foundation Springfield  
417-820-9853
jean.gruetzemacher@mercy.net

Clark Ellison
Regional Vice President - South Central Communities
479-338-2932
clark.ellison@mercy.net