Donor Spotlights

Make a Difference

Giving to Woman’s supports your family, friends and neighbors. It means giving women and babies an opportunity for a healthy future. Foundation for Woman’s is thankful for the support from many donors.

Anthony Evans

Anthony Evans, MD, PhD, medical director of gynecologic oncology at the Breast & GYN Cancer Pavilion, specializes in diagnosis and treatment of cancers of the female reproductive system. Dr. Evans is one of the few GYN oncologists in Louisiana. He gives back to Woman’s to show his support and appreciation for the hospital’s commitment to excellence.

Dr. Evans says, “We have a dedicated and hardworking staff that’s always friendly and always happy. Every day I have patients tell me how great their experience is at Woman’s and people are traveling from all over Louisiana to get treated here.”

Chris Ciesielski

Chris Ciesielski, Chairman, Foundation for Woman’s Board of Trustees

“I’ve volunteered at Woman’s and been a donor for about 15 years. Early on, I recognized that Woman’s was a special place and creates a special bond with employees, patients, and the community at large. I quickly learned that Woman’s touches nearly every family in our community in some way.

Even though the Hospital touches so many families, many do not know all that Woman’s does “behind the scenes,” like running the Mammography coaches, caring for victims of sexual assault, and providing human donor milk for vulnerable infants whose mothers cannot provide their own. These are examples of programs that insurance does not cover, and for which Woman’s receives no reimbursement. So philanthropic support is so important, and it’s an honor to support these efforts. For that reason, I am also proud to be a leadership donor, and a Corporate Partner through my business, NFP Corporate Services (LA), Inc.

Today, I have found extra dedication to the Woman’s cause through my late friend Amy Counce. Amy’s dedication to Woman’s began when she lost her sister to ovarian cancer. Unfortunately, many years later, Amy was also diagnosed with ovarian cancer, and we lost her last year. I find extra energy and motivation to serve Woman’s from Amy’s spirit – I want to do all I can to continue her fight.”

Capital One

For more than 21 years, Capital One has been instrumental in the fight against breast cancer through their support of Woman’s Hospital.

Through Capital One’s support of the Woman’s Victory Open and BUST Breast Cancer events, they have been an important partner in our fight against cancer. Capital One’s ongoing support is helping Woman’s expand its reach with a second Mammography Coach, increasing our screening to more than 8,000 women annually.

“My wife and I have welcomed two children into the world with the help of the staff at Woman’s Hospital. The level of patient care provided at Woman’s is unparalleled. Every person that works at Woman’s, whether in administration or direct patient care, constantly talks about how to make the patient experience even better. The patient first approach is the only way to continue to focus on the right things and improve. Capital One strives to support the communities where our clients and associates live, work and raise families. Our approach is to align ourselves with best in class organizations and provide funding and resources to allow those organizations to make an impact. Woman’s has been impacting Baton Rouge and beyond since 1968 and Capital One is proud to say it has been a supporter for over 20 of those years.” -David Mullens, Capital One, Baton Rouge Market President

Presenting Sponsor, Capital One, enjoyed an evening at TOPGOLF in support of Woman’s Breast & GYN Cancer.

United Health Foundation

A three year, $1.2 million grant from United Health Foundation enabled Woman’s to launch GRACE (Guiding Recovery And Creating Empowerment), a care management program for pregnant women using opioids. Louisiana has one of the highest rates of opioid use in the nation. Women participating in GRACE receive non-judgmental, compassionate care coordination from a team of social workers, nurses and physicians. Services include a connection to community resources to aid in recovery, education on substance use and the safest treatment options in pregnancy, and weekly support and encouragement. The goal of the program is simple: healthier moms and healthier newborns.