Making a Difference. Together.

Next Giving Event – June 6, 2024

Making a difference. Together.
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Why getting to 100 is important!

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A BIG thanks to the following businesses for their support

SOAR Studios   |   Fernie Catering Co.   |   Lush Kootenay   |   Patti’s Party Tent Rentals   

Stemhouse Floral Studio  |   Gabbi Escobar Film & Digital Photography

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How we got here…

In the fall of 2019, a small group of local women gathered together to plan an event that would raise funds in support of local grassroots organizations.  The inaugural 2020 Giving Event date was set, the location and caterer confirmed and promotion about to be launched when the pandemic brought everything to a grinding halt.  After 6+ months of waiting, we decided to host our first Giving Event virtually.  In December 2020, the inaugural 100 Women Who Care Fernie virtual Giving Event sold out with 105 members joining and collectively raising $10,500! We came together virtually, heard 6 nomination pitches, voted and awarded three great organizations $3500 each.

To-day 100WWCFernie members remain steadfast in their commitment to make an impact in the Elk Valley by supporting two Giving Events a year.

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7 Giving Events          $66,235 Raised          15 Local Groups Funded

Making a Difference. Together.

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How does 100WWCFernie work?

  • Two Giving Events are hosted every year – Spring and Fall

  • Members register for the Giving Event – their registration of $100 is their donation.

  • Registered members nominate a local cause that is important to them

  • Six nominations are selected prior to the Giving Event

  • 6 causes are pitched by their nominators at the Giving Event

  • Attending Registered Members vote for their favorite 2 causes

  • The two causes receiving the most votes share the total donations raised 50/50

  • 100% of all funds raised are awarded.  All funds awarded must support Elk Valley initiatives.

Who can receive 100WWCFernie Funds?

  • Grassroots organizations or non-profits located in the Elk Valley that:
    • Serve the residents of the Elk Valley
    • Support social services, humanitarian, and cultural causes
    • Support or serve many
  • Funds are to be used for program delivery and NOT for administrative, office, staff or consultant-related expenses
  • 100% of the funds must remain in the Elk Valley
  • Not Eligible – National charities, sports or athletic clubs/activities

Organizations that have received funds from 100WWCFernie are eligible for nomination 2 calendar years following their original year funded.  I.e. Funded in 2021 means they are eligible to be nominated again in the year 2024.