100+ Women Who Care was started in 2006 in Jackson, Michigan by Karen Dunigan. It began as a simple way to quickly raise money for a local charity in need of baby cribs. She rallied her network of friends and assembled a group of 100 women. Each woman wrote a check for $100 directly to the charity. In one hour, they raised over $10,000 that would buy 300 new cribs. When Karen realized how easy it was to raise money for this cause, the idea of 100+ Women Who Care was born. The original 100+ WWC chapter has since grown to more than 200 members and there are now chapters all across the country.
100+ Women Who Care South Florida was launched in November 2012 by Melody Spano. The chapter quickly grew to 100 members and we started multiple sub-chapters. As of September of 2017, we have launched our fifth chapter in North Palm Beach County. We now have chapters in Miami, Broward, South Palm Beach, North Palm Beach and Jupiter - Tequesta. We are proud of and excited by this growth which enables us to extend our reach to better serve the South Florida community. To find out more about each individual sub-chapter, please select from the tabs above.
Every chapter meets once per quarter, at which time each member has the chance to nominate a charity for donation. Three charities are randomly selected and presented to the group which then determines the recipient by majority vote.
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With a generous matching grant from The Richard M. Schulze Family Foundation, we are able to increase our member donations by 50%. If you are interested in learning more about a matching grant for your giving organization please follow the button below to their website to review their mission and the programs they support.
Meeting in the Jupiter/Palm Beach Gardens area since 2017.
Chapter Leader: Melody Spano
Meeting in the Boca/Delray area since 2017.
Chapter Leaders: Arely Castellón and Anne Bedinger
Meeting in the Greater Ft Lauderdale Area since 2013.
Chapter Leader: Amy Kaufman
Since 2014 the Jupiter/Tequesta Chapter has been meeting and giving to the local community
Meeting in Miami Beach since 2021
Chapter Leader: Chapter Leader: Dara Schoenwald