100+ Women Who Care selects CFBMC for gift of nearly $19,000

The Community Foundation of Bloomington and Monroe County is delighted to announce donations totaling nearly $19,000 from the Bloomington 100+ Women Who Care group. At their May meeting, the 100+ Women Who Care selected the CFBMC as the recipient for their quarterly award.  To date, the 100+ Women Who Care group has contributed nearly $350,000 to different nonprofits in Monroe County since the group was founded in November 2011.

Lennie Busch made the successful pitch for the group to support the CFBMC. Tina Peterson, the President and CEO of the CFBMC and a founding member of 100+ Women Who Care, said the donations are especially meaningful, timed as they are to allow the CFBMC to claim a match through the Lilly Endowment.

“Each $100 contribution from a 100+ Women Who Care member will translate into a $200 addition to the CFBMC endowment for strategic grantmaking,” Peterson said. “This in turn will allow us to address our community’s most pressing needs and respond to its most compelling opportunities – year after year after year.  That’s the power of endowment.”

100+ Women Who Care is open to all women who want to make a difference in Monroe County, and who agree to contribute $100 at each quarterly meeting.  Each member also pays an annual commitment fee of $100 to the Community Foundation of Bloomington and Monroe County. For more information about how to join 100+ Women Who Care, visit the website: http://100pluswwc.wordpress.com/ or the Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/100womenbloomington.

The group’s next meeting is Wednesday, August 5, 2015, from 6 PM – 7 PM at the Bloomington Country Club. Women who wish to join the group may attend the meeting and join at that time. All members – current and new – are invited to arrive at 5:30 for socializing before the meeting starts.