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Local women have initiated a campaign – dubbed the Power of 100 Women – that aims to support Coffee County nonprofits. Pictured, from left, are members of the organization’s steering committee Lisa Ellison, Heather Phillips, Linda Conklin, Christy Brown and Holly Jones.

Local women have initiated a campaign – dubbed the Power of 100 Women – that aims to support Coffee County nonprofits.

The Power of 100 Women is a new concept based on the premise that a small group of like-minded individuals coming together with a common purpose can have a huge impact on a community, according to Christy Brown, one of the steering committee members of the organization.

The Power of 100 Women in Coffee County is seeking 100 women who will donate $100 quarterly to a local nonprofit, voted on by the membership, said Brown.

“This movement would result in $10,000 per quarter to help a local nonprofit agency in our communities and would have a huge impact,” Brown said.

Local residents or groups are welcome to join the Power of 100 Women.

Though the initiative calls for 100 individuals, Brown said members may opt to form small groups, pledging smaller individual amounts toward the group’s quarterly contribution.

Members will meet quarterly to hear presentations from nonprofits. Each member or group commits to donating a minimum of $100 to a presenting organization, which would amount to a total donation of $10,000 to benefit one of those nonprofits.

Members of the Power of 100 Women will vote for the nonprofit they want to support, and at the end of the meeting, the majority vote winner will receive a direct donation from each member.

In addition to Brown, Lisa Ellison, Heather Phillips, Linda Conklin, Christy Brown, Holly Jones and Pietra Bush serve on the steering committee of the Power of 100 Women.

 

Join the Power of 100 Women

The inaugural meeting of the group is set for 5:30 p.m., Aug. 20, at the Manchester Farm Bureau building, 225 E. Main Street, in the basement Corral Meeting Room.

For more information, membership forms or nonprofit applications, contact Brown at 931-315-0792 or email coffeetnpowerof100women@gmail.com.