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Women Shaping Shepherd

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A member from Women Shaping Shepherd presents a check to the SCI Therapy team for $262,000.

What is Women Shaping Shepherd

A group of women who give at least $1,000 annually and collectively vote on patient programs and experiences to support through their donations. Women Shaping Shepherd provides a way for members to come together three times a year and to be a part of something while making a big impact.


Mission Statement

Members of Women Shaping Shepherd are inspired to give and collectively fund patient-centered programs and experiences, helping to fulfill Shepherd Center’s mission of helping people with a temporary or permanent disability caused by injury or disease, rebuild their lives with hope, independence and dignity.

Areas of Impact

Women Shaping Shepherd has raised over $1 million dollars since its inception in 2015. The collective funds from annual contributions have benefitted 13 unique Shepherd Center patient-focused programs and equipment. Each year’s contribution is included below.

Year Money Raised Number of Members Program Supported
2015 $41,0000 35 SHARE Military Initiative
2016 $70,500 65 Recreation Therapy
2017 $108,000 92 Beyond Therapy
2018 $121,000 109 Family Housing
2019 $209,000 147 Assistive Technology, Transition Support, and Chaplaincy
2020 $146,000 127 Patient Assistance Fund
2021 $171,500 120 Neuro-Rehab Learning Institute
2022 $216,000 198 Hercules Beds, Peer Support, and New Van for Assisted Driving Program
2023 $262,000 196 Purchase of new Zero G Machine


Upcoming Events

Dates for 2024 are still being finalized. Please check back.

Spring Kick Off – February 15, 11:30 am

Spring Luncheon – April 10, 11:00 am

Fall Luncheon and Check Presentation – September 19, 11:30 am


Optional Volunteer Opportunities

Staff Appreciation Bag Stuffing – April 30
New Housing Building Flower Arranging – November 13



Patty Alias

Britt Amos

Esther Andrew

Lisa Brunson

Laura Elliot Budnick

Carrie Crozer

Donna Davidson

Kelsey Flanagan

Wick Garrard

Susan McClure

Laura Martorella

Michelle Rearden

Bradley Sosebee

Tammy Woodward 
(WSS – Lake Oconee Chapter)

Julie Yates

Contact Us

If you would like additional information on Shepherd Center’s women’s philanthropy circle, please contact Cara Roxland at [email protected] or 404-350-7308.

To learn more about in-hospital volunteer opportunities, visit

For additional information on Shepherd Center Foundation special events, visit