In only two years, a small group of Hamilton County women has raised more than $40,000.
Wrapping up 2019 with its final quarterly meeting of the year Nov. 13, the Hamilton County chapter of 100+ Women Who Care presented a $9,400 check to its most recent beneficiary, Fishers Youth Assistance Program.
“This organization is for women with a desire to impact the community but are constrained by time,” said Dana Randall, who co-founded the Hamilton County chapter with Carolyn Deines and Mary Beth Woehrle. “It provides a simple way to make a collective impact much greater than what one individual can do alone. (It) provides a way to impact multiple nonprofits throughout the year, each meeting a different (need).”
Since its founding in August 2017, the chapter has granted exactly $40,650 to Hamilton County-based organizations that help others, including Family Promise, Meals on Wheels, Prevail and Shepherd’s Center.
Beneficiaries are chosen after members nominate a local charity. Three nominations are randomly drawn, and the nominating members then each make a five-minute presentation about their nonprofit. One charity is selected by member votes and is awarded the collective donation of a $100 personal check from each member.
“100 Women allows me a way to impact the community I live and work in,” Randall said. “I may not have the skills or expertise to help, but with 100 Women, I can come alongside people who are directly affecting the community for good with financial support so they can do even more.”
Chapter leaders want to grow the group. As of press time, the group has benefitted from 90 individuals who have given, 50 of whom are active members. Any women from Hamilton County can take part.
To learn more or get involved, visit 100womenwhocarehamiltoncounty.com.
100+ Women Who Care beneficiaries
- May 2019: Faith-Inspired Transformation Inc.
- February 2019 Family Promise of Hamilton County
- November 2018: Redemption Rescue
- August 2018: Meals on Wheels
- May 2018: Megan S. Ott Foundation
- February 2018: Prevail, Inc.
- November 2017: Shepherd’s Center of Hamilton County
- August 2017: Hamilton Area Neighborhood Development, Inc.