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Women of St. Francis

Women make approximately 80% percent of the healthcare decisions for their families, and we are proud to sponsor a group of ladies who are determined to be informed, proactive and generous about healthcare.

A virtuous woman . . . she opens her arms to the poor, and extends her hands to the needy. Strength and dignity are her clothing, and she smiles at the future." --Proverbs 31: 10, 20, 25

About 100 women from the community have joined the Women of St. Francis, a philanthropic and advisory group has spearheaded meaningful developments in our Women’s Services department. The ladies’ activities have included:

  • Breast Health hard hat tour
  • Red Dress Reception on cardiac care
  • a soothing experience with the “Mind, Body, Spirit” relaxation technique

In their fall grants meeting, the ladies will select a need at St. Francis to support with this year's dues. As part of a developing identity, the ladies have expressed this mission statement: “The purpose of the Women of St. Francis is to use our God-given talents and resources as we educate the community and enhance the quality of women’s health.”

Join the Women of St. Francis today by designating your $100 gift to the Women of St. Francis.

Fore more information, download our brochure or email Debbie Richardson.


Sponsor a luncheon and share your cause or services with the Women of St. Francis.

2013 Women of St. Francis Executive Committee

Maria Ahn-Wilson

Vivian Anthony

Mary Alice Bowers

Karen Burgess

Linda Grandy

Doris Haley

Pearlie Harris

CJ McAuley

Sally Russell

Stephanie Stephenson


“As the wife and daughter of a physician, I am passionate about the health care needs of women in our community and have partnered with the ministry at St. Francis for years. These priorities have naturally led me to seek out organizations such as the Women of Saint Francis where I have formed meaningful relationships with other like-minded women.  We work together to educate and equip women to take responsibility for their own personal good health as well as that of their families.” 

–Sally Russell




















"Being a member of the Women of  St. Francis is much more than a social group or gathering. It is an opportunity for women in the community to support the healing ministry of Jesus Christ for our sisters and brothers in need."

--Pearlie Harris



















"Giving Greenville women a voice, the Women of St. Francis is a unique and valuable program that helps improve quality of care and enhance the overall health of our community. This has been a great program to meet women who have a similar interest in personal health and in bettering our healthcare services in Greenville."
--Abby R. Russell






















"St. Francis has been a wonderful partner to the Greenville County Government Offices as we seek to improve the health and overall wellness of our County Employees. I believe in St. Francis and support the mission of the 'Women of St. Francis' as we strive to make improvements in women's health."
--Vivian Anthony



























"St. Francis is a great community partner with Brown Mackie College. I am very impressed by the philanthropic focus of St. Francis. I look forward to continuing my work with the Women of St. Francis."
--Karen Burgess



























"Since joining the Women of St. Francis I have met remarkable women in diverse industries who all share a common concern for healthy lifestyle advocacy. The informative programs offered several times a year address issues that effect women in my workplace, my community, my church and my family. I enjoy sharing and networking with these women. The programs offered by St. Francis enable me to be a better friend and encourager to people in my path."
--Mary Alice Bowers