Eligibility Criteria

Only members of 100+ Women Who Care Columbus, Mississippi, are eligible to nominate an organization for our Impact Award. Nominations must be submitted 30 days prior to a voting meeting and be approved.

Charities and organizations must:

  • Be locally based in Lowndes County.

  • Have 501(c)(3) status in Mississippi and be in good standing with the Secretary of State.

  • Use 100% of the funds awarded in Lowndes, County.

  • Agree to send a representative to the next meeting of 100+ WWC Columbus, Mississippi to present how the Impact Award will be used to further their mission.

In addition:

  • National and international charities, programs and organizations will not be considered, as the focus is on contributing to our local community. Organizations with a national association may be nominated provided the request is for a project to be delivered in Lowndes County, Mississippi. The funds must stay in our community.

  • Members of 100+ WWC Columbus, Mississippi, may only have one ( 1 ) organization nominated at a time.

  • If multiple members submit the same organization for consideration, the member submitting the organization first will present on behalf of the organization. Members submitting duplicate nominations may nominate a different organization. One ticket only for each nominated and vetted organization is placed in The Golden Drum for drawing.

Impact Award Recipient

The first Impact Award was voted and announced on June 18, 2019. Fourteen organizations were nominated by members of !00 WWC Columbus and vetted by the KISS (Keep It Simple Sister) Committee. A check for $15,700 was presented to Golden Triangle Regional Homeless Coalition. Congratulations! We applaud your efforts and give you a tremendous thank you for having a big dream, caring hearts, and reaching into our community to help the lives of others.