100 Women, a three-year old Lexington women’s donor organization, distributed $72,000 this week to 12 regional non -profits that provide services to women and children. Checks were presented to agency directors at a reception held Tuesday, December 1st at the at the offices of Russell Capital Management.
The 12 funded non-profits receiving the funds include Arbor Youth Services, Big Brothers Big Sister, Greenhouse 17, CASA , Child Development of the Bluegrass, Chrysalis House, New Opportunity for Women, One Parent Scholar Program, Refuge for Women, Salvation Army and The Nest.
100 Women was created in 2012 by several local women with an interest in making a financial impact on local agencies serving women and children. In the past three years 100 Women has provided $225,000 in funding for area non-profits.
Kathy Plomin, Co-Director and former President of United Way of the Bluegrass said “There are over 500 similar organizations in the United States today and we knew there were women in Central Kentucky who have the financial resources and interest to be part of a group like 100 Women.”
Each member contributes $1000 every year to the 100 Women fund housed at the Bluegrass Community Foundation. All contributions are tax-deductible. Members have the opportunity to designate their pledges amongst the agencies or fund equally to all 12 non-profits.
To be considered, all funded agencies must meet the three following criteria: The non-profit must be located in Central Kentucky. Each must serve women and children in this region. They also must be eligible for the Bluegrass Community Foundation’s Good Giving status that provides the due diligence of accountability and transparency for each agency funded by 100 Women.
For more information on 100 Women visit
www.100womenlex.org or “like”100 Women Lexington on Facebook