Women Are a Powerful Force In Philanthropy

LEAD brings together West Michigan women who are inspired to help make a difference in health care for patients and families at Spectrum Health, including Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital. LEAD, or Ladies Empowering & Advocating for a Difference, is a passionate group of women, who together are advancing research, innovation and patient care.

Joining LEAD

Our goal is to make participation effortless, allowing women to learn, be inspired and lead with their gifts. To join we ask for a minimum annual contribution of $1,000 or quarterly contributions of $250. Members will be able to allocate their annual contribution to programs they are personally passionate about.

What do LEAD Members do?

LEAD members attend learning sessions throughout the year in which they get an up close and personal understanding of the programs and services that need philanthropy. At the end of the year, each member can decide how to allocate their $1,000 donation.

View Past Learning Sessions From 2017

September Learning Session - K-9 Security Team

May Learning Session - Helen DeVos Children's Hospital School Program

March Learning Session - Congenital Heart Education, Research and Innovation at Spectrum Health (CHERISH)

January Learning Session - Cardiovascular Simulation Lab