A group of community-minded women in Rutherford County has founded a local chapter of a national philanthropic organization, Women Who Care. An informational call will be held at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, May 28.
Once a quarter, group members will meet for networking and to hear brief presentations from fellow members nominating local charities doing work in Rutherford County. Three charities will be presented at each meeting, chosen at random from a list of previously vetted organizations. Members will then cast votes to determine the charity to receive that quarter’s gifts. Each group member makes a $100 tax-deductible donation to the chosen charity. Donations are collected and arrangements are made with the charity for a future presentation of the gifts.
The unique giving group was started in 2006 in Jackson, Mississippi, and has spread, mostly by word of mouth, to more than 500 chapters around the world, including a Greater Nashville chapter, formed in 2013.
As Rutherford County has continued to grow, several members who belong to the other chapters have decided to start one in this area. They hope to gather at least 100 women to participate, for a quarterly collective impact gift of at least $10,000.
Founding members of 100 Women Who Care Rutherford County, Patti James, Alicia Stachura, Missy Lay, Katie Hall, Rhonda Thomas, and Nikki Sasser support charities through other local organizations and are excited to expand their impact.
Those interested in learning more about the group, joining as members, and nominating local nonprofits, are encouraged to follow the chapter on Facebook and at http://rcwomenwhocare.com/.
Mindful of the continued restrictions on public gatherings, an informational session will be held as a Zoom call: Thursday, May 28, 5:30pm. At that time, the group hopes to announce an inaugural quarterly meeting date, where the first charity recipient will be chosen.
- RSVP for the call: https://forms.gle/596ajiGroVJg6193A
- If you’ve been hearing about this group for a while or you’re already excited to join, complete the membership sign-up form here: https://forms.gle/3Kh4QjctniJMoZ7D9