August 2014 marked the last meeting of our third year in existence. As we look with optimism and enthusiasm towards another year of making a difference as a group, here are some milestones to celebrate:
- We have provided direct support to 12 local nonprofit organizations. You can see the list here.
- In May of 2014, we gave an even $20,000 to Susie’s Place – that’s the power of 200 women banding together. Our first recipient received $8,100, so we’ve more than doubled our membership numbers since our first meeting.
- The total amount we have given to local nonprofits to date is $196,200. Plus we’ve added more than $65,000 to the coffers of the Community Foundation of Bloomington and Monroe County. This means that in three years, our total giving has exceeded one-quarter of a million dollars.
- Even those nonprofits who are not chosen to receive our checks have benefitted: following presentations at our meetings, individual members have stepped forward to purchase items, or to volunteer, or to donate goods or money for nonprofits that they learned about through 100+ Women Who Care.
Onward to Year 4!
Please note our new mailing address for commitment forms, pledge checks, or quarterly donation checks:
100+ Women Who Care
101 West Kirkwood Avenue, Suite 312
Bloomington, IN 47404
Sandy Keller, the founder of My Sister’s Closet, gave an impassioned presentation at our August 2014 meeting. My Sister’s Closet was selected by the members for our support this time around. Check presentation to be arranged soon! Meantime, mark your calendar for our November meeting: Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2014, at the Bloomington Country Club. Social tie starts at 5:30; our business meeting runs from 6 PM to 7 PM. See you there!
We are happy to welcome nine new members as of our May 2014 meeting. We selected Susie’s Place to receive our quarterly donation; check presentation day and time TBA soon. Congratulations to Lisa Mallory for successfully and eloquently advocating for Susie’s Place.
We hope you’ll attend the upcoming meeting (bring a friend) and plan to stay for dinner afterwards! Send an email to Jocelyn Bowie if you plan to stay for the $12 salad dinner after the upcoming meeting.
Our next meeting is slated for Wednesday, May 7, 2014, at the Bloomington Country Club. Socializing starts at 5:30; our business meeting is from 6 PM to 7 PM. Come one, come all, and bring a friend. Kathy Romy from Meals on Wheels, our February recipient, will be on hand to describe the incredible impact that our group has had on the organization. Once again, we will have the option of staying for a salad dinner afterwards. See you then!