Frequently Asked Questions
How long has 100+WWC been in the Santa Fe area?
100+ Women Who Care Santa Fe is a new organization founded in November 2011 by Jody Feagan, Katie Rountree, Julee Coffman and Joan Murphy. They first became aware of the concept after reading about the start-up of the 100+ WWC group in Aspen, Colorado.
Which organizations are allowed to be sponsored?
In order to be considered at a meeting, the organization must be based in and serving Santa Fe. The organization must be a non-profit entity recognized as a 501(c)(3) and must have been previously established (no start-ups). No national or international charities, programs or organizations will be considered as the as the contributions are to stay 100% in the community.
What is a 501(c)(3)?
A 501(c)(3) is defined as “exemptions that apply to corporations, and any community chest, fund or foundation, organized and operated exclusively for religious, charitable, scientific, testing for public safety, literary, educational purposes, to foster national or international amateur sports competition, promote the arts, or for the prevention of cruelty to children or animals.” However, for the purposes of 100+ Women Who Care, all groups up for consideration must be local.
Is my contribution tax-deductible?
Yes, your contribution is tax deductible if made payable to a 501(c)(3) organization. Checks are written directly to the local organization, NOT to 100+ Women Who Care. Please contact your tax adviser or visit the IRS website for further information.
How is the organization that receives the donation chosen?
A member who has signed a Commitment Form and filled out a Charitable Organization Fact Sheet can put the name of a local organization into the hat for a random drawing at the meeting. The organizers of the meeting will collect the names of the organizations from the members as they arrive. At random, three organizations will be selected from the hat. The members who wrote down the chosen names will be asked to come up and give a short 5 minute presentation as to why their chosen organization should receive the donation and then spend 5 minutes for Q&A. We encourage all members to participate by submitting the names of local, needy charitable organizations in Santa Fe.
What if I cannot attend a meeting?
If a member cannot attend a meeting she can do one of two things. 1. She can send in a blank, signed check with a trusted friend to the meeting (preferred but unlikely). The friend will write in the name of the charity that is chosen on the check and give it to the organizers on her behalf. The friend, however, may not vote on behalf of the absent member. We can only count the votes of members who are present at the meeting. 2. The member can check the website or contact one of the organizers to find out which charity was selected, and then send a check to the organizer. The organizer will send it to the charity on her behalf.
Can I just send the donation to the charity myself?
The goal of the 100+ Women Who Care organization is to make a large donation on behalf of the whole group. We want to be able to support this endeavor and give $10,000+ at a time to make a large impact in our community, with each member’s donation being part of the larger donation.
How long do the meetings last?
Meetings are intended to be very short, generally lasting approximately 45 minutes but no longer than 60 minutes. However, you may come to a meeting early in order to spend time socializing and getting to know other members or to go out to dinner afterward with members.
Can I bring a friend to the meeting?
Of course you can! However, in order to vote she will need to sign an Individual or Team Commitment Form and become a member first.