PHILANTHROPY FOR EVERYONE
OUR MISSION IS SIMPLE: TO BRING TOGETHER 100+ MEN IN CLEVELAND WHO CARE ABOUT LOCAL CAUSES AND TO IMMEDIATELY IMPACT OUR COMMUNITY.
2018 Breaking News: At our group's Kickoff Meeting, we had 25 new members! After hearing pitches from 3 very important charities, the members present voted to award our donation to Inner City Tennis Clinics presented by Stan Brady. It is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing urban youths with guidance, education and recreation during the summer months as a means to nurture their futures. Donations/sign ups received through 4/30/18 will benefit Inner City Tennis.
- Each meeting takes 45-60 minutes: including 5 minutes for each presentation of the 3 charities nominated that meeting, 5 minutes of Q&A of the presenters, voting and choosing the winner. Usually, a past winning charity will present and describe how the money donated was used. Everyone is welcome to stay after for beverages (cash bar) and dinner if desired. Members are welcome to bring guests.
- A member is defined as one who has completed and returned the Member Commitment Form.
- Each member commits to donating $100 per meeting on a quarterly basis ($400 annually). Or pay by check.
- All donations are to be provided to local charities serving the Greater Cleveland area. Donations benefiting national charities will not be considered, unless there is a local group affiliation and the donation will only benefit the greater Cleveland area. If there is an urgent community emergency at the time of the meeting, it may be presented as one of the choices upon pre-approval from chapter leadership.
- Members who wish to submit a charity for consideration must be sure that it is a 501(c)(3) and be ready to make a five minute presentation at the meeting to the members about such charity. If possible, The Charitable Organization Nomination Form must be sent to the organizers (firstname.lastname@example.org) before the meeting. Members may also complete and submit a Nomination form at the meeting.
- Three charity submissions will be randomly drawn at the meeting. The presenters will then have time to make their five minute presentation along with a couple of minutes for Q&A.
- Only members who have registered and completed and returned the Member Commitment Form or have made a certain promise to join may nominate a charity. Only members may present.
- Each member will vote by ballot - the majority rules. Even if your choice does not win, all members are responsible for contributing to the winning charity. Members not in attendance will still donate through their commitment. Organizers will inform them of the winning charity.
- If a charitable organization has received funding in the past from another local 100+ Who Care chapter - this fact must be disclosed during the presentation.
- If a member's charity is chosen, that charity is not eligible to be considered for future consideration until a vesting period of two years has passed, and there are not enough new charitable organizations in the fish bowl.
- In the case of a two-way tie the membership will be provided with the names of the two charities and a second vote will be taken. If the second vote results in another tie then the we will randomly pick one of the two charities name out of a hat. In the case of a three-way tie we will randomly pick one of the three names out of a hat.
- The winning charity must agree not to use the names of the members for future solicitations or give member information out for any other public use or purpose. The charity is also required to send a representative to the next meeting to explain to the membership how the funds have been used.
- Members are, of course, welcome to contribute as much as they wish to the chosen charity and to the charities not chosen.
History of 100+ Who Care
- Karen Dunigan held the first meeting in 2006 in Jackson, Michigan. The group raised $12,800 in less than one hour for Center for Family Health’s need to supply cribs for new mothers
- Currently there are more than 550 actively operating chapters located throughout the world with more than 200 under development
- Chapters encompass women’s groups, men’s groups, groups inclusive of both men and women, kids, and teens groups
- Check out some of the great recognition one of our sister groups has received 100+ Women Who Care Cleveland Metro