Which charitable organizations are eligible to be considered at a meeting of 100+ Women?
In order to be considered at a meeting, the charity must be based in and serve the Southwest Florida area, and must be a non-profit entity registered as a 501(c)(3) organization. No national or global charities are eligible unless they have a physical presence in SWFL, and all the money donated would stay in the region.
How is the organization that receives the donation chosen?
A member who has signed the Membership Commitment Form may submit the name of a local charity that serves SWFL. Three organizations will be randomly selected for presentations. The members who submit the chosen names will give a 5 minute presentation about their organization, followed by 5 minutes for Q&A. All members are encouraged to participate by submitting the names of local, worthy charitable organizations in Southwest Florida.
What if I cannot attend a meeting?
If a member cannot attend a meeting they may send a check to the meeting with a friend. There are no proxy votes. Alternatively, the member may mail a check to a member of the steering committee who will be identified in an email immediately following a meeting.
May I just send the donation to the charity myself if I miss a meeting?
The goal of the 100+ Women Who Care organization is to make a donation on behalf of the whole group. Therefore, each member is asked to send her check to the group, to be delivered on behalf of 100+ Women Who Care of Southwest Florida. Further, it is our way of knowing how much money was raised by our group, information to be shared to all. Currently the Richard M. Schultz Family Foundation is matching 50% of our donations, up to $5000 per charity; therefore, it is imperative that we know the exact amount donated by our members.
How long do the meetings last?
Meetings are timed to be very efficient, and will last no longer than 60 minutes. Guaranteed!
May I bring a visitor to the meeting?
Yes! Help promote our mission. However, a visitor is not eligible to vote unless she decides to become a member by signing the Commitment Form.