15th annual SmartWomen Luncheon & Expo set for October

The 15th annual SmartWomen Luncheon & Expo is set for Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2017, at the Savannah International Trade & Convention Center. The expo starts at 10 a.m. followed by lunch at noon. Want to be a sponsor? Purchase sponsorships here.

We are excited to announce this year’s speaker is chef and TV personality Anne Burrell. Burrell has been sharing her passion for food and cooking with America for years. Her trademark spiky blond hair and pumped-up personality are seen on several Food Network shows including Worst Cooks in America and Iron Chef America and as host of Secrets of a Restaurant Chef. She has written two cookbooks, and this year plans to open her first owned and operated restaurant in Brooklyn, New York. 

Individual tables and tickets are sold out! If you'd like to be put on a waiting list, please call Stephanie Absmeier with the St. Joseph's/Candler Foundation Office at 912-819-8693

SmartWomen Luncheon & Expo is an annual fundraiser for St. Joseph's/Candler's Mary Telfair Women's Hospital, which includes the Mammography Fund at Telfair Pavilion.

The goal of the Mary Telfair Women's Hospital and the Mammography Fund is to ensure that all women have access to mammography, even if they have no insurance and cannot afford it. The SmartWomen Luncheon & Expo has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for the Telfair Mammography Fund to meet this goal since its inception over a decade ago.

The 2016 event raised more than $150,000. We would like to thank everyone who attended and all our sponsors for their continued support. We hope to see all of you in October.



Media Sponsors




Dazzling Diamond Raffle Sponsor

Platinum Sponsors

Savannah Chatham Imaging Logo


Diamond Sponsors


Speaker Sponsor

Gold Sponsors

Silver Sponsors


VIP Sponsor




Centerpiece Sponsor

MembersFirst Credit Union

Bronze Sponsors

AAA Sign Co. Inc.
Circa Lighting
Cool Sculpting
Friends of the SJCHS Foundations
Georgia Power Company
Georgia Southern Foundation
Innomed Incorporated
Ms. Elizabeth Stout
Mr. Nicholas J. and Mrs. Virginia Nichols
Mrs. Robert O. Levitt
Release Marine
Savannah Vascular Institute
Sea Island Bank
Telfair Board of Directresses
The Pinyan Company
The Savannah International Trade & Convention Center
USI Insurance Services

Trolley & Transportation

Chatham Orthopaedic Associates

Book Signing

Pearl's Saltwater Grille

Raffle Sponsor

Chatham Pathology Associates

Expo Sponsors

GreenLiving, LLC
Influence Health
Zonta Club of Savannah


Contact Us for More Information

For more information on sponsorship opportunities or to reserve your table for the event, please call the St. Joseph’s/Candler Foundations  at 912-819-8683 or email sjcsmartwomen@sjchs.org. We look forward to talking with you. Thank you for your interest in supporting us so that we can ensure that our community continues to have access to the very best healthcare services, technology and programs available.

If you’d simply like our mailing address, please send any written communications or designated contributions to:

St. Joseph's/Candler Foundations
Heart & Lung Building
5356 Reynolds Street, Suite 400
Savannah, GA 31405

  • St. Joseph's Hospital Campus: 11705 Mercy Blvd., Savannah, GA 31419, (p) 912-819-4100
  • Candler Hospital Campus: 5353 Reynolds St., Savannah, GA 31405, (p) 912-819-6000
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St.Joseph's Hospital Campus: 912-819-4100

Candler Hospital Campus: 912-819-6000