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100+ Women of Whatcom – Community giving with small commitment and big impact

100+ Women of Whatcom welcomes women to join our Spring Gathering on April 14 2016 at 5:30pm at the YWCA Bellingham to select our next recipient organization. This women’s giving organization strives to combine charitable dollars to maximize local impact.

At the inaugural meeting in October 2015, 100+ Women of Whatcom members donated over $7000 to Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Services (DVSAS). “It was such an exciting evening for us, not just because we were selected, but because we got to be a part of this inspiring group of women, from all walks of life, who were willing to work together to make a real change for their community” said Karen Burke, Executive Director of DVSAS. “It’s commitment and passion like that that inspires our work and makes it possible for thousands of individuals and families to be helped by DVSAS.”

The membership of 100+ Women continues to grow and future donations will likely top $10,000. Members gather twice-yearly for one hour to learn about nominated Whatcom-serving nonprofit agencies. Through a member vote one nonprofit is selected to receive member’s individual checks of $100, written directly to the chosen organization.

“Simply Giving”, the tag line for 100+ Women of Whatcom, embodies the concept and goals of the group. The Board of 100+ Women of Whatcom is excited to continue to grow the membership and expand the significant impact on our local organizations.  

All residents of Whatcom County who identify as women are welcome. For more information and to sign up, visit