WHAT IS 100 WWC?
A Brilliant Idea
100 Women Who Care was started in November of 2006, by Karen Dunigan of Jackson, Michigan and a need for baby cribs. Karen reached out to 100 women, mainly acquaintances of hers, and at their first one-hour meeting each wrote a check for $100 directly to the charity, raising $12,800 to buy 300 new baby cribs for an organization in their city. Since then, this first chapter has grown to over 200 members. She conceived this brilliantly simple way to raise money quickly and efficiently for local organizations whose purpose is to better the lives of their community.
Sadly, Karen Dunigan passed away on April 15, 2014 after a battle with cancer. Karen saw people for their strengths and realized when 100 or more people come together, each person becomes a stronger force for doing good work while lifting up their community. We are each strong in our own right, but together we are stronger. Karen knew this, applauded it and was so very proud of 100+ Women Who Care.
There are currently more than 700 chapters either fully operational or under development; they include women, men, people and kids chapters. Visit: 100whocarealliance.org to learn more.
What is 100 Women Who Care Columbus, Mississippi?
A group of like-minded women, who are committed to making a difference
An opportunity to build relationships with others in our community
Members sign a Commitment Form and agree to donate $100 twice a year
Members nominate local organizations they want to spotlight and receive the Impact Award
Members vote at the one-hour meeting to determine who will be the recipient of the Impact Award
100% of our members’ donations go directly to the local organization receiving the most member votes
100% of our membership donations stays in Lowndes County, Mississippi
*Two women may partner together on a single membership by signing a Team Commitment Form