On Tuesday, Feb. 25, the Clayoquot Biosphere Trust will host a new fundraising event called 100 Women Who Care at the Long Beach Golf Course.
Tickets to the inaugural event are $105 and the group is open to all women. Ticket holders then nominate a charity of their choice for a chance to receive the combined contributions of all the women in attendance.
“Our goal is to have 100 women participate and to make a $10,000 donation to a registered charity in our region,” said Rebecca Hurwitz, executive director of the CBT.
“We’ve seen other B.C. community foundations hosting similar events. When Carol Sedgwick shared the idea with us, we agreed there is an opportunity to start a giving circle in the region,” she said.
The 100 Who Care Alliance was started as a volunteer effort by four American chapter leaders. Currently, there are more than 650 actively operating 100 Who Care chapters located throughout the world with more than 250 under development. Chapters encompass women’s groups, men’s groups, groups inclusive of both men and women, businesses, kids, and teens groups.
Before the Feb. 25 gathering at the golf course, three women’s submissions will be randomly chosen, and each will be given five minutes to provide an explanation of the organization and its services, notes the CBT’s event page.
At the end of the presentations, the participants vote, ballots are counted, and the charity with the most votes is announced. CBT will combine the donations and the total donation will be given to the charitable organization.
“From the perspective of a local charity, undesignated funds provide the most flexible support for operations. This gift can be used where it is most needed and won’t require an application or reporting. It’s a nice complement to our granting which is project-based. We are excited to work with women by facilitating such a generous gift to a local charity,” said Hurwitz.
All individual donations will be issued a $100 tax receipt, with the additional $5 going towards event costs.
Anyone interested in purchasing a ticket to the inaugural 100 Women Who Care event can visit: clayoquotbiosphere.org/100-women or the CBT’s Facebook Page.