Aiken Women's Heart Board

Welcome!


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.

On the third Wednesday each January, the Board hosts a Tea in a unique Aiken home.  The Heart Tea is our way of thanking our patrons for their support of our winter Benefit and for them to pick up their pre-ordered tickets. They may also purchase Benefit tickets at the Tea.  Non-patrons will be required to purchase a Tea ticket at the door.  Information regarding the location of the Heart Tea will be available via the Aiken Standard or on this site in the fall.

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.

                                             

Eleanor Bookstaver
Founder, Aiken Women's Heart Board
1925 - 2012

 

Aiken Women's Heart Board Officers 2016 - 2018

President - Rose Marie Eagerton             Vice President - Donna Jones

Recording Secretary - Frances Reynolds       Corresponding Secretary - Jean Geiger             

Communications - Ava Hammond            Treasurer - Anne Kelty

Nominating Chair - Linda Calhoun           Membership Chair - Jo Ann Tripp

Publicity Chair - Midge Rothrock              Properties Chair - Karen Guevara        

Hospitality - Tommie Culligan                   Historian - Jennifer Parrot

Web Master - Leslie Wilson                     Summer Benefit Chair - Karen Wyont

2018 Tea Chair- Sandy Staiger               2018 Benefit Chair - Sandy Sublett

Past President - Teresa Haas                  Advisors - Ava Hammond and Teresa Haas