Women with a Mission Fort Smith

Striving to continue the legacy of Catherine McAuley, the Women with a Mission giving society combines resources, vision and passion for helping others to support and improve health care in our communities.

A mission-minded woman, Catherine McAuley founded Sisters of Mercy. In 1827 she was moved to respond to the suffering and poverty she witnessed around her in Dublin, Ireland. With a $1 million inheritance she established the first House of Mercy in Dublin. Today, we continue to strive to carry on Catherine’s mission to serve the poor, sick and uneducated – especially women, children and the elderly.

WWAM brings together women from diverse backgrounds with a common goal of making a difference through the power of giving together.  Members gather twice a year to vote on possible projects and to learn about the impact of their giving. Additional opportunities are provided for networking and education about the work of the Mercy ministry in our community.


Membership is open to all who support the mission of Mercy Hospital with a minimum $1,000 annual gift. Each year, women collectively pool their resources and collaborate with Mercy administration to identify and fund creative solutions to important health care needs.

Upcoming Events

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“Collectively, Women with a Mission donations are substantial and have real impact.”

– Sarah J.

WWAM Fort Smith Members

Antoinette Beland

Peggy Brandebura

Ann Bruning

Jennifer Bryant

Kristen Carroll

Kathy Coleman

Regina Coloso

Sandy Dixon

Ruth Dudding

Delilah Easom, MD

Amy Fore

Rachel Fiori, MD

Pamela Gaborni, MD

Kristen Gehrig

Shelly Gilker

Staci Goodman

Sara Goodwin

Susan Grobmyer

Dorothy Hosford

Deana Infield

Maude Jeter Rogers

Janet Miller

Allison Montiel

Carrie Crotts Nash

Linda Nelson

Martha Pendleton

Mary Riche’

Debbie Robinson

Sharen Reeder

Letricia Shows

Linda Spradlin

Paige Spradlin

Donna Stec

Juli Stec

Mary Lynn Stevenson

Jennifer Thomas

Kelly Underwood

Stephanie Wright