Where did this group originate?
Our group is based on a model originated by 100+ Women Who Care in 2006 by Karen Dunigan of Jackson, MI. There are now 100+ Women, Men, People, and Teen chapters all over the world. See https://www.100whocarealliance.org/ for more information.
Our Corvallis/Benton-County chapter was originally formed by Karen Rosenberg, Josie Quillan Workman and others in 2017, but only met once. In 2019, the chapter was re-booted with the help of Melissa Carter-Goodrum, who had been a member of the 100+ Women Who Care chapter in Bloomington, IN.
Is my contribution tax-deductible?
Yes, your contribution is tax deductible if made payable to a 501(c) (3) organization. Checks are written directly to the local organization NOT to The Power of 100 People Who Care.
What if I cannot attend a meeting?
If a member cannot attend a meeting they can do one of two things. They can send a blank, signed check with a trusted friend to the meeting. The friend will write in the name of the charity that is chosen on the check and turn it in on the member’s behalf. The friend may not vote on behalf of the absent member. We can only count the votes of members who are present at the meeting. The member may also wait until just after the meeting and deliver the check to a member of the Steering Team (email firstname.lastname@example.org to make arrangements).
Can I just send the donation to the charity myself?
The goal of The Power of 100 People Who Care organization is to make a large donation on behalf of the whole group. We present all the checks together to the non-profit selected shortly after the quarterly meeting (usually taking a group photo).
Can I bring a friend to a quarterly meeting?
Definitely! We are always looking for people who want to learn about our giving circle and potentially join. Your friend, however, will not be able to vote at the meeting unless they complete the Commitment Form and write a check to the previous quarter’s recipient non-profit before voting begins.
Do I have to put my name in the hat and nominate a charity?
No, many people just like to show up and give. While all members have the opportunity to nominate a charity, it is not a requirement for membership.
When and where are your meetings?
Meeting info can be found here: https://powerof100whocarecorvallis.org/dates-location/
What local non-profits have been given to so far?
See the growing list on this page: https://powerof100whocarecorvallis.org/past-recipients/
More FAQs to be added…