How we Started
In the summer of 2014, community philanthropists, Jenny Welch and Sheila Terlep, organized the 100 Women Who Care Elkhart County – a group of local women who care deeply about Elkhart County and impacting their community. This group gathers four times a year for a one-hour meeting, and each participant writes a $100 check to be given to a charity that the group selects. This combined donation of $10,000 makes a real impact, without time-consuming fundraising events and planning. The mission and hope is to provide for those in greatest need in Elkhart County. The 100 Women Who Care Elkhart County giving circle has already donated $170,000 to local causes. We hope you will join us at our next meeting to see how easy and fun it is!
How to Join
To join 100 Women Who Care Elkhart County, complete a Membership Form on-line here, or print a Membership Form here and return it via fax, mail, email, or bring it to the next meeting. At each meeting you will be given the opportunity to nominate a charity for consideration You must be at the meeting, and be a member, to put a name in the hat and speak about the organization. Email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions or comments.
How to Contribute
For participant convenience, there are two ways to make the $100 tax deductible gift each meeting:
- Pay by credit card through the Community Foundation’s Give Online page. Enter your $100 gift amount and simply type in “100 Women Who Care Elkhart” where it asks Know the Name of the Fund? Then proceed through check-out.
- You can make a check payable to the Community Foundation of Elkhart County with “100 Women Who Care Elkhart County” in the memo line. Checks can be brought the night of the event or mailed to The Community Foundation, P.O. Box 2932, Elkhart, IN 46515