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Our First Impact - Faith In Action!

Updated: May 18, 2022

December, 2020 - 100 Women Who Care-Chelsea Area had its inaugural meeting on Tuesday, October 6, with a majority of its 54 inaugural members in attendance and is thrilled to announce that the recipient of its first Impact Award is Faith In Action.

Of the six charities nominated, three were chosen at random. The candidates were:

  • St. Louis Center for Exceptional Children and Adults, nominated and represented by member Christina Ferris, Development Director

  • Washtenaw Literacy, nominated by members Tonya Gietzen and represented by Executive Director Amy Goodman

  • Faith in Action, nominated by members Tammy Bridges and Jamie Lane and represented by Executive Director Sheri Montoye

Each of the candidate charities had seven minutes to make the best case for their mission to the membership, giving all in attendance valuable insight into their vital contributions to the community. After all the presentations were finished, the members were invited to cast their ballots and Faith in Action received the majority.

At the group’s next meeting, set for Tuesday, February 2, 2020, a representative of Faith In Action will be called upon to share the impact of the $5,660 award, and three charities will again be selected at random from the five other charities still eligible along with others nominated by the membership in the next four months.

In the meantime, Steering Committee members April Gasbarre, Tonya Gietzen, and Stephanie Doll have high hopes membership will grow to the 100 members suggested by its name, resulting in a $10,000 award for a deserving local charity. Women interested in joining can find all the details at



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