16th annual SmartWomen Luncheon & Expo a huge success

The 16th annual SmartWomen Luncheon & Expo, held Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2018, at the Savannah International Trade & Convention Center, was another successful event. The event smashed records and raised $184,582 through event proceeds, grants and donations so that women who are uninsured or underinsured can receive lifesaving mammograms and other breast health services. Read more.

There was one unclaimed raffle prize. It was for a Mimi Thurmon painting titled "View from Green Island." The winning ticket number was 00600. If you were the ticket holder, please call the St. Joseph's/Candler Foundations office at 912-819-8683 to claim your prize.

This year's speaker was Actress and Philanthropist Jane Seymour. Emmy® and Golden Globe® winner, recipient of the Officer of the British Empire (OBE) in 2000, Jane Seymour has proven her talents in all media, the Broadway stage, motion pictures and television. 

Seymour’s past films include the James Bond movie Live and Let Die, Somewhere in Time, and Wedding Crashers. Her television credits include the Emmy® Award winning performance in Onassis: The Richest Man in the World as Maria Callas, East of Eden for which she was awarded a Golden Globe®, the mini-series War and Remembrance and her Golden Globe® winning role as “Dr. Quinn” on Dr. Quinn Medicine Woman which ran for six seasons. 

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 2017 event raised $170,000. We would like to thank everyone who attended and all our sponsors for their continued support. We hope to see all of you in September.

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About this year's Dazzling Diamond Raffle

Thanks to our Dazzling Diamond Raffle Sponsor, Harkleroad Diamonds and Fine Jewelry, SmartWomen will once again have the Dazzling Diamond Dig Raffle. For just $25 per ticket, you can be entered into a drawing for a chance to win a beautiful diamond ring valued at $5,015. Reflecting an eye-catching modern design, this white gold mosaic cut ring is emphasized by .39 ctw of round white diamonds and .64 ctw baguette cut white diamonds in 18 karat white gold.

Purchase your raffle ticket online now. Winners do not have to be present to win the ring. 


Platinum Sponsor

Savannah Chatham Imaging Logo



Diamond Sponsors


Gold Sponsors

BNY Mellon logo

Capt. Lux and Kay Lakshman


Silver Sponsors







Dazzling Diamond Raffle Sponsor

Media Sponsors



VIP Reception Sponsor

Cindy and Don Waters

Centerpiece Sponsor

MembersFirst Credit Union

Trolley & Transportation

Chatham Orthopaedic Associates
TJS Deemer Dana LLP

Raffle Sponsor

Chatham Pathology Associates

Expo Sponsors

Dogwood Pediatric Dentistry
Sandfly Family Dental/Premier Dental Designs

Bronze Sponsors

AAA Sign Co. Inc.
ABR Digital Office Solutions
Ameris Bank Mortgage
Bonnie Wardlaw
Bouhan Falligant LLP, Attorneys and Counselors at Law
Champion Fire Protection, Inc.
Coastal Business Storage
Georgia Center for Reproductive Medicine
Georgia Power Company
Georgia Southern University
Harold's Paint and Body Shop
Hello Gorgeous
Innomed Incorporated
Innovative Health & Benefit Solutions
Lenny & Dr. Karen Panzitta
Libby Booker Realty
Mrs. Robert O. Levitt
Ms. Elizabeth T. Stout
Redheads, LLC
Sara Sands
Savannah Dental
Savannah International Trade & Convention Center
Savannah Vascular Institute
SouthCoast Health
South State Bank
StayinSavannah.com/Doubletree Hotel
SunTrust of Skidaway Island
Synovus Bank
Telfair Board of Directresses
The Deloach Foundation
The Sullivan Group HR
TMX Finance Family of Companies
USI Insurance Services

Booking Signing Sponsor

Mrs. Linda Heasley

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