There's a cool new women's group here in town -- Women Who Care Kalamazoo.
The premise is simple: Once each quarter, women get together for a one-hour meeting in a convenient downtown location (with a bar; natch!). They learn about 3 local nonprofit organizations, cast votes, and then . . . each writes a $100 check to the winning organization.
It's all about pooling resources to make a difference for organizations - and, ultimately, people - in our community. It's about . . . caring.
The three women who dreamed up Women Who Care Kalamazoo hoped they could convince 100 women to join their effort.
Last night (the second meeting), there were 190 women in the room!
Gathering . . .
socializing . . .
listening intently . . .
to heartfelt presentations about good works.
And, at the end of the evening, one of those organizations walked away with $19,000 in funding!
What a great way to spend an evening after work. Friends. Philanthropy. Wine. Doing Good.
The power of the purse!