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About the Organization Women Who Care Putnam County

Are you looking for ways to help or support your community in 2023? 


Join us on March 15, 2023 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at The Whisk to learn more about Putnam County 100+ Women Who Care.


The Putnam County Women Who Care, cares deeply about our community.  The group comes together four times each year to make a positive impact by collectively giving.  The women come from all walks of life, all ages, all parts of the county, and even connects with women who grew up here but have moved away.  The group is open to all women — the more women who become involved, the greater our impact will be! Our goal is to grow to more than 100 women who want to become involved!


The group is part of a national movement and modeled after similar organizations located throughout the United States and Canada.  Putnam County is the third county in Indiana to form a Women Who Care group. 


Here is how it works:  The Putnam County Community Foundation helps women join the organization and sign commitments to donate $500 total during a calendar year. The first $100 commitment supports an unrestricted endowment administered by the Community Foundation for the Women Who Care organization to use to address future needs of the community.  In addition, every member pledges to donate $100 at each of four quarterly meetings (whether they attend or not) to be given to a Putnam County non-profit public charity selected at the meeting.  One hundred members means that four worthy local non-profits will each receive $10,000 during the year!  The larger the group, the greater the impact we will make. 


Putnam County Women Who Care allows busy women to become involved in giving back to the local community in a big way.  The 2023 dates are April 5, June 7, September 6 and November 1. At each meeting, members may nominate a charity by submitting her own name, a speaker’s name, and the name of a local 501(c)(3) non-profit public charity, church, or a government entity she would like to have included in a drawing.  At the meeting, three members’ submissions are drawn, and each will be given five minutes to provide an explanation of the organization and its services.  Three minutes will also be provided for questions if needed.  At the end of the presentations, members vote, ballots are counted, and a winner is announced.The winner will be notified and the donation will be presented within two weeks.


For a total of $500 a year, female philanthropists can have a huge impact on our community. Think about the difference a $10,000 donation would make to a local non-profit organization! Think about the impact of $40,000 or more in donations during one year. At the same time, the Women Who Care will be building an endowment that will provide permanent funding to benefit our community in the future! 


The Whisk will have a whiskey tasting and small plate for only $20 per person that wants to participate.


This will be an informal time to learn more about the organization as well as meeting current and future members.  Plus, this meeting will provide ample time to network and share what your passions are for the Putnam County Community.


If you have questions, feel free to email:100womenwhocarepc@gmail.com.





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