100 women - 1 hour - $10K - Impact

100+ Women Who Care is a group of women who care deeply about the Santa Cruz community. The group gathers four times a year for a one-hour meeting, and each member writes a $100 check to a charity that the group selects. This combined donation of $10,000 makes a real impact, without time-consuming fundraising events and planning. Our mission and our hope is to provide for those in greatest need in Santa Cruz County. Our Santa Cruz 100+ Women Who Care giving circle has already donated almost $175,000 to local causes. We hope you will join us at our next meeting to see how easy and fun it is!

100 Women Who Care is for you if:

  • You don’t have time in your busy life to volunteer but have been wanting to help those in need, and you can commit to one hour every three months;
  • You are involved with other groups but are interested in meeting other women philanthropists in Santa Cruz;
  • You want 100% of your donations to go directly to a local charity;
  • You want your $100 donation to become a part of a larger amount of money by joining together with other women—creating a powerful impact in our local area.

To join 100 Women Who Care Santa Cruz, complete a Membership Form and return it via mail, email, or bring it to the next meeting. To nominate a charity for consideration, complete a Nomination Form and return it via mail or email at least two days before the next meeting. You must be at the meeting, and be a member, to put a name in the hat and speak about the organization.

Upcoming Meetings:

We meet the first Wednesday of March, June, September, and December, 6:30 to 7:30 pm: June 1, 2016 • September 7, 2016 • December 7, 2016 • March 1, 2017

We have a new location!

Best Western Seacliff Inn in Aptos has offered to host our meeting in their beautiful Seacliff Room, free of charge! We will have a no-host bar with bartender just for us in our private room, and we will be ordering heavy appetizers so you can make it a light dinner, or enjoy dinner at the Severino’s Bar and Restaurant after the meeting. The Seacliff Inn will be providing audio equipment and a podium for us so everyone can hear all of the presentations. We are really excited and thankful that the Seacliff Inn has made this generous donation to 100 Women Who Care Santa Cruz! Best Western Seacliff Inn is located just off Highway 1, five miles south of Santa Cruz. There’s plenty of parking and we’re looking forward to welcoming everyone to our June 1st meeting. We open the doors at 5:30 so please feel free to come early!

If you would like appetizers for $15 per person, please RSVP on Facebook or email Kirsti Scott and bring your $15 to the meeting.

Want to mail a check?

If you missed the meeting, didn’t send anyone in with your check, or just forgot to bring your check, please mail your $100 check made out to the selected charity to: Diane Lamotte, 604 Middlefield Drive, Aptos CA 95003.