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Who We Are

Our History

Our History

We are women who support the greater Salt Lake community. We are from all walks of life and varying financial backgrounds.  As individuals it is challenging to make a meaningful impact in our community, but as a group we can impact our community in ways that we never thought possible!


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Our History

Our History

Our History

The 100 Women Who Care concept originated in 2006 in Michigan. 


The Salt Lake chapter started in 2015. Since then we have contributed $296,700 to local charities to help meet the needs of our citizens and neighbors. 

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Our Mission

Our History

Our Mission

Our mission is to keep it local and have an impact that WE can SEE! Our goal is have 200 women each pledging to contribute $100 on a quarterly basis to local charities and non-profits. These organizations must serve the residents of Salt Lake County, be a  non-profit 501(c)3 and non-controversial. 

Nuts and Bolts - How 100 Women Who Cares Works

Meetings

  • Quarterly meetings are held at the City County Building in Salt Lake City.
  • Meetings are one hour long.

Commitment

  • Each member commits to donating $100 per meeting ($400 annually).
  • Members bring a blank check to be written out directly to the selected charity.   If a member is unable to attend a meeting she may give her check to another member to deliver on her behalf, donate on the website or mail it in before the meeting.
  • All donations will go to charities serving Salt Lake county. Donations to national charities will not be considered unless that charity has a local group affiliation and the donation will only benefit Salt Lake county.

Charity Selection

  • Members who wish to submit a charity for consideration must complete a Charitable Organization Fact Sheet and be ready to make a five-minute presentation on their charity at the meeting. Polarizing/divisive non-profits/causes will be avoided.  
  • Three names will be randomly drawn at the meeting. Each person will then have five minutes to make her presentation. 
  • Only members who have signed a Commitment Form, been a member for one meeting (may present at their second meeting) and are current on their contributions may submit a charity for consideration. We do not allow other members to put their names in for the same charity to increase the chances of getting selected. But you can ask your friends to join 100 WWC that day and vote for your charity as long as they intend to be long term members.
  • It is considered poor manners to join this organization for the sole purpose  of getting a donation for a specific charity, and once a donation is received, quit the group. 
  • Only members who are current in their contributions are eligible to vote at meetings.
  • A 5 minute Q&A session will take place immediately following the three presentations and directly preceding member voting.
  • Each  member will vote by ballot - the majority rules.  Even if your choice does not win, all members are responsible for writing a check to the winning charity.
  • If a member presents for a particular charity that is not chosen, the member is still eligible to submit that same charity at subsequent meetings for a total of three times.  If the charity is not chosen, she must wait 2 years to submit again. If a  member's charity is chosen, that charity is not eligible to be considered for future consideration for a period of 3 years, however, the member is still eligible to submit the name of another charity.
  • In the case of a two-way tie the membership will be provided with the names of the two charities and a second vote will be taken.  If the second vote results in another tie then we will randomly pick one of the two charities' names out of a hat.  In the case of a three-way tie we will randomly pick one of the three names out of a hat.
  • The winning charity must agree not to use the names of the members for future solicitations or give member information out for any other public use or purpose.  The charity is also invited to send a representative to a future meeting to explain to the membership how the funds have been used.
  • After you donate to the winning 501 (c) charity, you will receive a thank you note via e-mail with the information you will need to make a tax deduction.

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Publicity and Media

  • May 12, 2019:  Big hearts and small donations mean every woman can be a philanthropist with impact   ...Read more
  • January 22, 2017:  Hal Boyd wrote in the Deseret News  about the might and "mite" of 100 Utah women ...Read more
  • January 3, 2017: VETERAN SUPPORT – @theU – Six Utah veterans will have the opportunity  to participate in the R&R Program offered by the U’s National Center  for Veterans Studies thanks to a grassroots charitable organization.  ... Read more
  • Nov/Dec 2015:  Salt Lake Magazine On the Town (pg 100) – Photos #6 and #7 from our previous meetings.
  • October 7, 2015:  Interview with Mary Dickson on KUED – 100 Women Who Care is  exactly that, a group of 100 women who care deeply about the community.  Here to tell us more is Founder Lisa Evans.  ... Read more
  • August  24, 2015:  Utah Women’s Leaders Launch Grassroots Charity:  “100 Women  Who Care” – Dozens of the most engaged women along the Wasatch Front are  igniting a powerful new “rapid response” charity called “100 Women Who  Care.” The effort is being led by a diverse group of Utah women who are  real “doers.” Women who run homeless shelters, symphony and theater boards, university departments, the media, community, and church organizations ... Read Press Release
  • June 22, 2015:  100 Women Who Care Salt Lake City, first meeting – The  first-ever meeting of 100 Women Who Care Salt Lake City, a group of  local women who gather four times per year.
  • May 17, 2015:  SLC woman brings national fundraising charity to Utah – Four hundred dollars and four hours a year — that’s what an efficient, national fundraising organization requires ... Read more


  • August 21, 2019: 100 Women Who Care was honored at an appreciation luncheon by the Salt Lake Public Affairs Council for our service in the community.




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Thanks to our Sponsors

  • Richard Paul Evans:  logo sponsor (contacted by Karen Roylance)
  • Fran Platt: logo designer
  • Council Chambers of the City and County Building: our meeting location (reserved by Lisa Adams)
  • Kura Door: donated spa gift certificates 
  • Basalt Day Spa:  donated spa gift certificates
  • Cakes by Seretta: two lovely cakes at our December meetings (baked and donated by Seretta Hart)
  • Progrexion:  from 2016-2017, donated for one year $100 to the two nominated charities that didn't receive the Impact Award at each of our meetings.
  • Merrill Lynch: in 2019, donated for one year $100 to the two nominated charities that didn't receive the Impact Award at each of our meetings. (Mori Paulsen)


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Operating Team

Lisa Evans, Founder 
Rhonda Jackson, Treasurer
Pat Murphy, Membership and Social Media
Donna Rigby, Web Master 

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