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100+ Women Who Care Meeting Thursday, Aug. 17

on August 10, 2017 - 8:46am

Cottonwood on the Greens owner Pawel Listwan amidst 100+ Women Who Care in Los Alamos during the group's quarterly meeting in May sponsored by Los Alamos Medical Center. Photo by Carol A. Clark/


100+ Women Who Care Los Alamos

The local group 100+ Women Who Care Los Alamos meets Thursday, Aug. 17 on the patio at Smith’s Marketplace.

The gathering starts at 5:30 p.m. with networking, appetizers and conversation. At 6 p.m., the funding presentation begins. The group meets four times a year and is open to any woman who works or lives in Los Alamos and wants to help raise money for local non-profit organizations.

Smith’s Marketplace and the Los Alamos Daily Post are sponsoring this quarter’s event.

This is how it works:

  • Upon arrival each woman writes a check for $100, payable to the United Way of Northern New Mexico. (UWNNM administers the fund on behalf of 100+ Women Who Care Los Alamos);
  • Enjoy some mingling, delicious food, a little wine;
  • At 6 p.m. there is a short presentation about the nominated charities; and
  • The group votes, and the collected funds are awarded to the winning organization.

If 100 women attend and each woman donates $100, $10,000 will be raised and donated to the selected charity. This combined donation of $10,000 makes a real impact, without time-consuming fundraising events and planning. If $100 is too steep, bring along a friend and you can each write a check for $50 and between the two of you, you will have one vote. If $50 is more than you can afford, bring four friends and each write a check for $25. But, you better be ballot-buddies, because you will have to decide which organization will get your combined single vote. Some of the organizations that have received funds include:

  • PAC 8 received a donation that provided a workshop for students to write, create and produce teen suicide prevention PSAs. Ten students participated in the production, and the PSA is still playing at the Reel Deal Theater.
  • Bradbury Science Museum Association (BSMA) received funds to assist with its Educational Outreach Program. The BSMA used the funds to create more STEM education field trip opportunities for underpriviliged students.
  • JudyGail’s Place received financial assistance to rent space and provide resources to single parents. The organization provides assistance to women, men, and youth in crisis, based on the needs of the individual.
  • Family Strengths Network (FSN) received support last November. FSN provides education, support groups, and activities to all types of families, parents, teens, and children.
  • Senior Appreciation Night, which provides a safe, supervised downtown celebration to graduating seniors. Los Alamos County and the Los Alamos Family YMCA co-chair the event, which is supported by many local businesses and staffed by a cadre of volunteers.

100+ Women Who Care in Los Alamos was founded by Carol A. Clark, Rep. Stephanie Garcia Richard, Marvel Harrison, Debbie Shelton and Kristy Ortega. The organization now has 130 members and has raised and granted out $19,742.50 to benefit a dozen different local organizations. These women are helping better the lives of folks in the community with a simple and enjoyable approach to collecting contributions for local nonprofits without the time-consuming effort associated with fundraising.

So, are you ready to join the most powerful group of women in Los Alamos? The 100+ Women of Los Alamos is always looking for additional members, and next Thursday will be the perfect time to join.

100+ Women Who Care founders from left, Carol A. Clark, Rep. Stephanie Garcia Richard, Marvel Harrison, Debbie Shelton and Kristy Ortega. Photo by Mary Beth Maassen