Women with a Mission Springfield

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.

The satisfaction of knowing you are part of an empowered group of women who desire to make a difference in health care is a great feeling. Members are invited to two educational luncheons and two social events each year, as well as other special events hosted by Mercy Hospital Springfield and Mercy Health Foundation. Attendance to events is encouraged, but not required.


Membership is open to all who support the mission of Mercy Hospital with a minimum $1,000 annual gift. Each year, the Society identifies health care needs within Mercy. Each member is an equal partner in the decision-making process, and 100% of each gift directly supports the project(s) selected.

2019 Allocation Meeting 

Please join us for the 2019 WWAM Allocation Meeting on Tuesday, May 14 from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. at the Hammons Heart Institute. Departments will be presenting requests and you’ll vote how your funds will support Mercy.

RSVP to Becky Lucas at 417.820.9303 or rebecca.lucas@mercy.net.

For questions, please contact Carla Wade at 417.820.9303 or carla.wade@mercy.net.

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

– Sarah J.

WWAM Springfield Members

Shawn Barton

Diane Beaman

Marci Bowling

Richard Mary Burke, RSM

Shannon Carlson

Cindy Cavagnol

Gretchen Cliburn

Kim Crist

Jessica Davison

Jacquie Dowdy

Christie Draper

Aileen Dressler

Jami Dressler

Allyson Goodman

Brooke Griesemer

Jean Gruetzemacher

Becky Hosp

Barbara Hover

Kim Huang

Hilary  Hubbard

Stacie Johnson

Emily Kembell

Sharon Koechner

Karen Krittenbrink

Tanya Marion

Marlene McCord

Jennifer McNay

Terri McQueary

Laura Meek

Mary Kay Meek

Catherine Moore

Sharon Nahon

Tina Neff

Anya O’Reilly

Teresa Olsen

Lakshmi Parvathaneni

Beth Raidel

Terry Reynolds

Erin Sanders

Meera Scarrow

Camille Sistrunk

Rhonda Sorensen

Margo Spilde

Michele Straus

Susan Stowe

Jenni Tudor

Peggy Walz

Mary Warner

Cindy Wyrsch