August, 2021 - 100 Women Who Care-Chelsea Area (100 WWC-Chelsea Area) has recorded its largest Impact Award to date, a total of $15,440 was donated to Ele’s Place-Ann Arbor. The grant includes $10,440 in donations from members of the giving circle, plus a $5,000 matching gift from the Richard M. Schulze Family Foundation - Power of 100 program.
The Impact Award meeting was held via Zoom on the evening of June 1, following the group’s first-ever in-person reception, which was held at EXIT Realty and hosted by Meetings Committee Member Cassie Kurowicki. Of the eligible charities nominated by members, three were chosen at random in advance of the event. Each of the three charities had seven minutes to make the best case for their mission to the membership, giving those in attendance insight into their contributions to the community. After all the presentations were finished, the members were invited to cast their ballots. Ele’s Place-Ann Arbor received the majority of the votes and was the recipient of the evening’s Impact Award.
100 WWC-Chelsea Area Member Laura Tackett nominated Ele’s Place for consideration and Lindsay Clark, Development Director at the nonprofit organization represented the charity at the meeting. The organization shared the impact the gift would have in a post to social media: “We are SO grateful to ALL the members of 100 Women Who Care-Chelsea Area! Our hearts are full that you stand by us as we stand by grieving children, teens, and families in our community and the surrounding southeast Michigan area!”
The group’s next Impact Award meeting is scheduled for the evening of Tuesday, October 5, 2021.
Pictured, LtoR: Tonya Gietzen, Steering Committee, 100 WWC-Chelsea Area; Jen Smith, Charities Committee, 100 WWC-Chelsea Area; Stephanie Doll, Steering Committee, 100 WWC-Chelsea Area; Bree Arvali, Branch Director, Ele’s Place Ann Arbor; Lindsay Clark, Directory of Development, Ele’s Place Ann Arbor.