Who We Are

To be a member of the Bethesda Women’s Board is to make a difference in the lives of the residents and patients in our Bethesda communities. While our gatherings are filled with laughter and friendship, the ultimate purpose of the Women’s Board is to support Bethesda’s mission of providing quality care and services to our residents and patients regardless of their ability to pay.

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Membership is $250 and is renewed every January. Membership dues are utilized to fund vital pieces of medical equipment, small renovation projects or special requests that enhance the lives of Bethesda seniors.

Members attend Spring and Fall Luncheons at the private Deer Creek Club in Ladue. During the Spring Luncheon, voting occurs to select which item/project to fund. At the Fall Luncheon, members learn how their gifts are being utilized to impact the lives of our residents and patients. Each luncheon features a special guest speaker. Past speakers include Dr. Toni Kutchan from the Danforth Plant Science Center; Shannon Meyer, Senior Curator of the Missouri History Museum; Ira J. Kodner, M.D., Emeritus Professor of Surgery; Terry Schnuck, Broadway Producer, and more!

Membership Benefits

  • Spring and Fall Board Luncheons – transportation from Bethesda retirement communities available
  • Invitation to the “All Boards” dinner at the Algonquin Golf Club
  • Recognition in Bethesda’s Annual Report
  • Volunteer Opportunities
  • The ability to positively impact the lives of our Bethesda residents!

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Bethesda Women’s Board 2023 Annual Gifts

Hanging Umbrella — Gifted to Bethesda Hawthorne Place

Hanging umbrella at Hawthorne Place

Bethesda Hawthorne Place features a beautiful courtyard for Memory Care residents to enjoy. And with the gift of a hanging umbrella, more sunny days can be spent outside in comfort.

Resistance Chair — Gifted to Bethesda Barclay House and Pacific Place

Resistance chair at Barclay House

The fitness centers at Bethesda Barclay House and Pacific Place got an upgrade with brand new resistance chairs, giving the residents more ways to lead healthy lifestyles and remain active.

70″ Smart TV with Bluetooth Capability – Gifted to Bethesda Southgate

The television in Bethesda Southgate’s dining room is used for countless purposes: movie nights, games, sing-a-longs, presentations, and more. With this gift from the Women’s Board, Southgate residents now have a television with a larger screen, better sound, and more capabilities to better support activities. Plus, the old television now lives in a staff meeting room, providing opportunities for virtual presentations and calls.