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100 Women Who Care is a worldwide organization with over 400 chapters in the United States. The philosophy is simple – gather 100+ women, donate $100 four times a year, and the money goes to a local charity. This is a $400/yr commitment for each of our members.
Our chapter meets (3) times a year – once each quarter in the Winter, Spring and Fall. In lieu, of a Summer meeting – we have committed to giving our Flagship Charity our collective donation.
Our chapter has made the decision to adopt a flagship charity. Rather than meet in the summer when many of our members travel, we have chosen to collect donations without meeting and give it to the designated flagship charity. In 2019, Bridges was selected as our first flagship charity. Flagship charities remain so for three years. In 2021 we voted to have 68 Hours of Hunger be the new flagship. They will begin receiving funds in July of 2022.
Members have a choice of bringing a blank check at the registration desk upon check in to our quarterly meeting, paying by cash or through Venmo. Once the winning charity is selected by our membership, we fill in the blank check with the winner’s name. The checks are delivered directly to the charity. You never write a check to “100 Women Who Care” – all donations go directly to the winning charities.
Once all donations have been received by our members, we schedule a check presentation. This typically occurs 3-4 weeks after our quarterly meeting. Members of 100 Women Who Care, as well as representatives from the receiving charities gather for the official presentation of the donation.
We adhere to a strict (1) hour timeframe for all of our meetings. We structure the meeting to have presentations from each of the three selected charities. Each charity is introduced by the nominating member and are given a timeblock of (15) minutes to explain to our members why they need our collective donation, what it will be used for and how many individuals will be served by the donation. As well as answer any questions that the group may have. After all the presentation, our group votes, the winner is announced and the meeting is adjourned until the next quarterly meeting.
Once you become a member you may nominate a charitable organizations. Members fill out nominating forms and send them to our board member who oversees and tracks the nomination and vets the charity.
All vetted nominations are placed in our “Fishbowl”. Prior to each quarterly meeting, we schedule a Live Facebook event in which we randomly select (3) Charities.
All members in good standing who attend the in person (or on zoom) meetings are allowed to vote. Those in attendance listen to all the presentations of each of the nominated charities and then a vote is taken by secret ballot. The charity receiving the largest number of votes receives the $10,000+ collective donation. Both of the runners-up receive $1,000 each as well.
No. Once a charity receives the $10,000 donation it is not allowed to be considered again for three years. Once three years has passed a member may re-nominate them again and they are eligible for any size donation.
Please refer to our past winners page for details.
Currently we have well over (120) members. Because of this, we are able to give not only the winning charity our collective donation of $10k+ – but we also award the runners-up a donation of $1,000 each. The more members we have the more $$ our collective donation is to the winning charity.
Our meetings are held at Murphy’s Tap Room, Route 101 in Bedford, NH. Doors open at 5:00pm for socializing, networking, appetizers and a cash bar. Meeting starts promptly at 6:30pm and concludes at 7:30pm.
The financial commitment for each of our members is $400/year or $100 collected each quarter. This calculates to $7.69/week or less than $1.10/day!!!