100 Women Who Care Crawford County

100 Women Who Care Crawford County

Our Mission

100 Women Who Care Crawford County is a group of philanthropic women dedicated to making a positive impact on Crawford County. Members commit to donating $400 annually. The first $100 supports the Crawford County Community Endowment that will be used to serve future needs for years to come. The remaining $300 is used to support the three nonprofits selected by the members throughout the year ($100 at each meeting). If $100 a meeting is too much, please ask us about shared membership options.

Why should you become a member?

LOCAL IS IMPORTANT – You want 100% of your donations to go to a local charity in your community

LIMITED TIME BUT A BIG HEART – You may not have time in your busy life to volunteer but you do want to help those in need and can commit to 4 hours and $400 per year

TOGETHER WE ACCOMPLISH GREAT THINGS – You want to be part of a powerful group that makes a lasting, positive and direct impact on Crawford County

CONNECTING – You enjoy meeting other women who care about the local community and causes

Meeting Basics:

Meeting Dates

  • February 21 at the Lincoln Trail College Cafeteria
  • May 16 at the Lincoln Trail College Cafeteria
  • September 19 at the Lincoln Trail College Cafeteria
  • November 21 at the Lincoln Trail College Cafeteria

Registration opens at 5:30 p.m. All meetings begin at 6:00 p.m. and last approximately one hour.

Nominate (Optional)

Every member has the option of nominating a nonprofit organization for the group to support. If your charity is selected, you will have five minutes to present to the group why this charity deserves the group’s support. Only three charities will be randomly selected at each meeting.


Members will vote on the three charities that were presented. The charity with the most votes is selected as that evening’s grant recipient!


Members will make a $100 donation payable to the selected organization. All donations will be collected at the end of the meeting.

Observe the IMPACT

Each selected organization will be asked to attend a meeting to present how the donation was/will be utilized to benefit Crawford County.

When you are ready to join, download and complete the 2019 membership packet and mail the form and membership dues to 100 Women Who Care Crawford County, PO Box 1211, Effingham, IL 62450.

For more information, contact members of the steering committee:

Deann Wells

Penny York

Barb Shimer

Lindsay Stewart-Schmidt

Gina Mills