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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.
7 Giving Events $66,235 Raised 15 Local Groups Funded
Making a Difference. Together.
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.