Oswego Fundraising Group Meeting Next Week
Feb 04, 2016 09:10PM
● By Steven Jack
100+ Women Who Care – Oswego Montgomery Yorkville (100+WWC-OMY) will meet for their first quarterly event of 2016 on this upcoming Monday, February 8th from 5:30-6:30pm at La Cabana d’Oswego, Route 71 and Plainfield Road.
As a new branch of the 100 Women Who Care Alliance, The Oswego Montgomery Yorkville (OMY) Chapter started in May 2015. This meeting will kick-off the first full year of the new group. The 100 Women Who Care Alliance was founded in 2006 by former Jackson, Mich. mayor and real estate agent Karen Dunigan.
The group operates on a simple and effective process for giving locally. The chapter consists of 100 or more women who gather four times a year to nominate, present, and vote for a charity or in-need group in their local community. Then each woman writes a check for $100 at that meeting that is then presented to the charity at a later time. At each meeting has given chapter members a chance to make a major impact in their communities. There are now over 350 chapters worldwide
Once the OMY Chapter reaches 100 or more members, the goal is to gather $100 per member or $10,000 in donations four times per year to voted upon deserving charities. The more members, the larger the impact these women can make. They are looking to grow rapidly and to include as many interested members as possible.
The new OMY Chapter donated over $5,000 in the first three meetings. The charities the group chose last year included Blessings in a Backpack, CASA Kendall County, and Mutual Ground.
Nettie Badgley, entrepreneur and owner of Monarch Marketing, founded the OMY Chapter after being introduced to the 100 Women Who Care group in Naperville,
“I was looking for a way to do give to this community and also to meet more like-minded women with similar desire to make an impact locally. I find that many women I meet want to give back and they’re looking for an opportunity to make a difference. This is a great way to do just that.”
Badgley attended the 2015 WWC Alliance Conference and found that many groups added a team option for chapter members. “I found that many chapters allowed people to donate in teams of two or four as an option. This allows women to donate either $100 as an individual, or $50, or $25 four times a year as a team. We chose to do this in the OMY group so we could be more inclusive.”
Anyone interested in joining this group should attend the meeting on Monday or contact Nettie Badgley at Nettie@100wwc-omy.org. Visit www.100WWC-OMY.org or find the group on Facebook for more information.
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