Since its Cayman chapter was established in 2015, 100 Women Who Care Cayman has raised nearly $250,000 for 18 local charities.
Tuesday (29 January) the group announced its new board of directors for 2019.
Chair Sondra Lovett joined Cayman 27’s Taylor Burrowes to discuss the new board appointments and the charity’s fundraising mission.
New board appointees include; Ms. Lovett (Chair), Natalie Toole (Marketing & PR), Jaslyne Bridges (Charity Liaison), Jennifer Williams (Volunteer Coordinator) and Laura Redman (Sponsorship).
From 100 Women Who Care press release:
About 100+ Women Who Care Cayman Islands
We are a group of women who lead busy lives and want to do some good in our local community. Together we can! The group gathers four times a year for a one-hour meeting, and each member writes a $100 cheque to a charity that the group selects. This combined donation of $10,000+ makes a real impact, without time-consuming fundraising events and planning. This giving circle has no bank account, we have no overhead or admin expense to cover, we have a small volunteer organising committee and rely on the registered members to support the group as a whole and offer help as needed to ensure meetings are run successfully. The simplicity and collaborative nature of the 100+ Women Who Care movement is what makes it so successful.
The History of the 100 Women Movement
Karen Dunigan of Jackson, Michigan founded the first 100 Women Who Care Chapter in 2006. Her group of 100 women raised over $10,000 at its first meeting to purchase 300 new baby cribs for a local nonprofit agency. Since then, over 275 chapters (which include Men, People and Kids Who Care chapters) have formed across North America and beyond in a like-minded effort to make a positive difference on a local level.