How 100 Women Who Care, Troy, works:

  • Each member must commit to donating $100 per meeting ($400 per year).  100 Women Who Care, Troy, is open to ALL women. The more women we gather, the greater the impact within our community.
  • Donations are intended for Troy/Southeast Michigan non-profit organizations serving our local communities. National charities will not be considered. The purpose is for the contribution to stay 100% within the community. The charity must have a 501(c)3 designation .
  • Upon arrival at the meeting members who wish to present a charity will complete a nomination ticket and place it in ‘the hat’ for the drawing. Three charity nominations will be randomly drawn at the meeting. Only members who have signed a Commitment Form and are current with their contributions may submit a charity for consideration.
  • Members who wish to submit a charity for consideration must be prepared to make a 5 minute presentation at the meeting to the Members. The presenters will have 5 minutes to ‘pitch/present’ their organization, followed by a 5 minute period where the presenter takes questions from the group. If there is an immediate/emergency need at the time of the meeting, it may be presented as one of the choices.
  • Only Members who are current in their contributions are eligible to vote at meetings.  Members cannot vote unless they are in attendance at the meeting.
  • If a Member makes a presentation and the nomination is not chosen, the Member may re-submit their charity at succeeding meetings. The selected organization is not eligible for consideration for two years from the date of the meeting. However, the Member is eligible to submit other charities for consideration at future meetings.
  • All checks will be written directly to the chosen organization. If you unable to attend a meeting, please give your check to a Member to deliver on your behalf. The winning organization will be posted on the group website within 24 hours and emails will be generated to members not in attendance. Members are expected to send their check to the designated address provided the email, as soon as they are notified of the selected charity.
  • The winning organization must agree to not use the donors’ names for future solicitations nor share our membership information with the public. In addition, the chosen charity must send each member a receipt for their donation with their thank you note. If the charity breaches this directive they will be removed from any future consideration.  The organization is also required to send a representative to the next meeting to present to the Membership how the funds have benefitted their mission.
  • Each Member in attendance 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.
    • 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 the we will randomly pick one of the two charities name 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.