The Rescue Mission is the latest local nonprofit to benefit from the generosity of the members of 100+ Women Who Care Fort Wayne, a nonprofit agency group with 190 members. On Friday at 10 AM, the agency will present a check for $28,300 to The Rescue Mission. Since its inception in 2013, the 100+ Women Fort Wayne group has donated more than $311,600 to local non-profits. In 2014, 2015, and 2016, Parkview Hospital agreed to match quarterly donations with $10,000 in additional funds.
“We are extremely grateful for the support from this strong group of women,” said The Rescue Mission’s Executive Vice President, Richard Cummins. “It’s exciting to see the positive effects they have on our community by helping a different local nonprofit organization each quarter.”
100+ Women Who Care Fort Wayne, started locally by Wendy Moyle and a steering committee of 13 women, is a national concept with group representation and area chapters in almost every state. At each quarterly meeting, three women are selected at random to give a brief presentation on a local charity of their choice. The group then votes and the winning charity receives $100 from each member. There is no overhead and all proceeds go directly to the charity.
“The response from local women has been humbling and overwhelming,” Moyle said. “It’s our goal to continually grow the group and make big changes for local nonprofits.”
The next quarterly meeting is February 7 at 6 p.m. at Fort Wayne Country Club. Meetings last for one hour.