Aiken Women's Heart Board


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.

Application for 501 (c) (3) is pending.


Eleanor Bookstaver
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