Welcome to the Aiken Women's Heart Board! The Heart Board was founded by Mrs. Eleanor Bookstaver in 1968 after losing her mother to heart disease, with the goal of promoting heart health and research. The Board is comprised of 45 local women, and all monies earned and donated to the Board are donated to the American Heart Association. Mrs. Bookstaver passed away in 2012, but her vision lives on in the women of the Heart Board, who are dedicated to continuing her work.
Our main fund-raising activity is the Annual Benefit, a musical written and directed for more than 35 years by Jim Moore. The cast consists of local singing and acting talent, and members from local bands.
Tickets for the Benefit go on sale each year on November 1. See the Benefit and Ticket Information tab to learn how to purchase your tickets to this popular show which takes place in the Etherredge Center on the USCA campus.
Over the years the Aiken Women's Heart Board has donated more than $2,000,000 to the American Heart Association through the support of Aiken and surrounding communities.
Founder, Aiken Women's Heart Board
1925 - 2012
Aiken Women's Heart Board Officers 2018 - 2020
President - Donna Jones Vice President - Melanie Wofford
Recording Secretary - Frances Reynolds Corresponding Secretary - Pat Wittwer
Communications - Ava Hammond Treasurer - Anne Kelty
Nominating Chair - Carla Cloud Membership Chair - Diane Brace
Publicity Chair - Midge Rothrock Properties Chair - Carole Paveglio
Hospitality - Tommie Culligan Historian - Jennifer Parrot
Web Master - Leslie Wilson Summer Benefit Chair - Karen Wyont
Past President - Rose Marie Eagerton Advisors - Ava Hammond and Rose Marie Eagerton
Benefit Chair - Molly Jones