We know they are out there: women who care about their community, who care about making a difference, who care about helping others make a difference.
We know there are at least 100 hundred of these women in the Greater Grand Rapids and Kent County community—and we know that four local women are leading the charge to bring these women together, to better things where they live, work, and play.
In 2006, in Jackson, the dynamic, community-minded Karen Dunigan formed an alliance of women with the intent of streamlining funding help for local charities. The original group of 117 women has more than doubled, and has distributed more than $200,000 to Jackson area organizations. Other communities have formed similar groups, intrigued by the concept. This year, founding members Becky Puckett-Wood, Lorie Munson, Nicole Rodammer, and Shari McShane have begun gathering the Greater Grand Rapids 100+ Women Who Care.
The concept is simple: Greater Grand Rapids 100+ Women Who Care members attend four short meetings a year, pledging $100 per meeting to be given to charity. At each meeting, three organizations—nominated by members, vetted upon random selection, and confirmed to the membership—will offer a five-minute presentation. Members in attendance then vote, with the "winning" charity receiving the $100 pledges for that meeting—$10,000 if there are 100 members in the Greater Grand Rapids group.
There is power in caring, and power in numbers. Are you one of the 100?
Contact [email protected] or visit https://www.facebook.com/kentcounty100WWC to learn more about being a member of the Greater Grand Rapids 100+ Women Who Care. The first meeting is slated for October 27, 2015, from 5 – 7 p.m. at Thousand Oaks.
Please click here to register for the meeting via Eventbrite.