The first 100+ Women Who Care chapter was started in 2006 by the former mayor, Karen Dunigan of Jackson, Michigan as a brilliantly simple way to raise money efficiently and quickly for local charities. Her group of 100+ women, at their first one-hour meeting, each wrote a check for $100 directly to the charity, raising $10,000 to buy 300 new baby cribs for an organization in their city. Since then, they have grown to over 200 members and 100+ WWC chapters are forming all over the US, Canada and Mexico. Men are also forming their own groups!
Karen Dunigan passed away on April 15, 2014 after a battle with cancer. Karen’s 100+ WWC has contributed more than $475,000 to Jackson, Michigan, charities since 2006. Karen created a legacy and 100+ WWC grew by groups like ours spreading her brilliant method of fundraising to others. Each of us involved with 100+ WWC in Phoenix is grateful to Karen for what we have accomplished because of her!