The 2019 100 Women Who Care Board (L-R): Sondra Smiley Lovett, Chair | Natalie Toole, Marketing & PR | Laura Redman, Sponsorship | Jennifer Williams, Volunteer Coordinator | Jaslyne Bridges, Charity Liaison
How does it work?
This giving circle has no bank account, we have no administration or overhead expense to cover, we are not a registered company, we have a small volunteer organizing committee and rely on the registered members to support the group as a whole and offer help as needed to ensure meetings are run successfully.
The group gathers four times a year for a one hour meeting, and each member brings their donation of $100 that goes to the charity that the group selects. This combined donation of $10,000+ makes a real impact, without time-consuming fundraising events and planning. Our mission and our hope is to provide for those in greatest need in the Cayman Islands.
- Attendance of all future meetings is not required but encouraged.
- If you miss a meeting but attend the next one, you will not be expected to pay past donations.
- If you can’t make a meeting but still want to donate, you can send your donation with a friend or we will be happy to arrange a pick up.
On your registration form you have the opportunity to nominate one charity when you register. Every nomination is recorded and a ballot created. All ballots go into a pool , and one week before the meeting three ballots are pulled from the total pool of nominations. Each of those charities will be contacted and invited to attend the meeting and send a representative to do a five minute presentation for their cause. If two ballots are pulled with the same charity we will pull again until we get three different charities. Register early for the meeting so you get to make a nomination.
- Each of the three charities makes a 5-minute presentation about their cause at the meeting to all assembled registered members.
- All members vote on which cause to support immediately after the presentations.
- Votes are counted right there and then and the charity with the most votes is announced at the meeting.
- All donations are collected at the meeting and the total donation is announced.
- The top voted charity then receives all the cheques, made out to them on the spot!
- On each of four nights during the year, the 100+ Women Who Care give $10,000+ to a local charity or non-profit right here in the Cayman community. It’s fast, simple, and amazingly effective.
The new role of Premier Event Sponsor was introduced at our 9th meeting with great success! The role of the Premier Event Sponsor is to donate $1,000 to each of the two runner up charities. This way all the deserving charity nominees leave the event with a little something to help their worthy cause!!!
The History of the 100 Women Movement
Karen Dunigan of Jackson, Michigan founded the first 100 Women Who Care Chapter in 2006. Her group of 100 women raised over $10,000 at its first meeting to purchase 300 new baby cribs for a local nonprofit agency. Since then, over 275 chapters (which include Men, People and Kids Who Care chapters) have formed across North America and beyond in a like-minded effort to make a positive difference on a local level.
For a complete list of registered chapters globally and more information about the international 100 Women alliance please go to www.100womenwhocare.org