What is LEAD?

LEAD, or Ladies Empowering & Advocating for a Difference, is a passionate group of women, who together are advancing research, innovation and patient care.  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 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.

LEAD Membership

Our goal is to make participation effortless, allowing women to learn, be inspired and lead with their gifts.
Joining Fees:

Annual Membership paid in full
One time yearly gift: $1,000 (select  gift for $1,000 )

New Membership Offer - 3 year commitment
First year gift: $500
Second year gift: $750
Third year gift:  $1,000 

Other Options:
Monthly gift: $83
Quarterly gift: $250


Contact Elyse Mathos by Email or at 616.391.2021



2020 LEAD Learning Sessions

  • Renucci Hospitality Room

    January 2020
    The Adolescent and Young Adult (AYA) Cancer Services Program

    One in every 165 Americans, between the ages of 15 and 30, will develop some form of aggressive cancer. AYA exists to serve the complex, challenging and unmet needs of these adolescents and young adults who find themselves living with and surviving this diagnosis.

    As more pediatric and young adult cancer patients are surviving their diagnosis, the AYA age range population is continuing to increase.