Such a simple idea – gather a group of women committed to caring about their community by combining their donations so they can make an impact and effect change in the lives of those in need in the Dayton area.
Such a major impact – when this organization concludes their July meeting they will have donated over $1 million dollars to Nonprofits in the Miami Valley. See the list of charities that have been impacted by one of their quarterly donations to the right.
100+ Women Who Care was started in November of 2006 by Karen Dunigan of Jackson, Michigan, as a brilliantly simple way to raise money efficiently and quickly for local charities.
Kathy Banwart founded the Dayton chapter in 2007 and it has grown to over 200 members!
Here’s how 100+ Women Who Care Works:
•Fundraising accomplished in one hour
•Each member donates $100 per meeting ($400 per year)
•The donations will be given to charities/worthy causes serving locally in the Dayton area. No national programs will be considered. The purpose is for 100% of the contributions to stay in the community.
•Any member may put a suggestion she has researched in the drawing at each meeting.
•Three suggestions are drawn at each meeting, five-minute presentations are given by those members. The membership votes and majority rules, a $100 check is written by each member to the charity selected — and 100% goes to the selected charity or worthy cause. Even if a member’s first choice isn’t selected, each member is committed to donating at each meeting.
•The lives of those in need in the Dayton area are impacted with positive, powerful changes…with a potential donation of $19,500(+) four times a year raised in one hour!
To become a member all you have to to do is fill out a commitment form stating that you will donate $100 four times a year to the local charity of the groups choice.. You can either download the form from this website & email it firstname.lastname@example.org or fill one out at your first meeting.
When you arrive at the meeting you are given a slip of paper to vote. Members who are interested in presenting a charity for consideration to the group put their name on another slip of paper and put it into a bag. Only members may present a charity to the group. We do not allow outside solicitation. All charities must be local 501(c)3 and non-controversial.