The Colorado Springs chapter of 100 Women Who Care was started in May 2012 by Jackie Gunn, a longtime Colorado business owner. Initially, Jackie’s sister, Billie Bruns, introduced her to the organization. Impressed by the quality of women and the effectiveness of such a simple concept, Jackie, along with Kirsten Hillstrom, Mari Sinton Martinez, and Betsy Sobral launched the first 100 Women Who Care chapter in the state of Colorado!
Seven years later, there are over 10 chapters in the state. Our local chapter has already donated nearly $245,000 to local non-profits. Imagine, a simple donation of $100, one woman at a time, has collectively turned into a quarter of a million dollars directly impacting those in need! Even better…those in need right here in Colorado Springs and El Paso County. These non-profits represent our neighbors, family, and friends.
We want to see our chapter continue to grow until we are 200, 300, 500, 1000+ Women Who Care strong!
“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.”Margaret Mead
Many thanks to the hundreds of women who have donated since our chapter began. In addition to all the donors, our local chapter is run by a volunteer steering committee. Each one plays a valuable part in keeping 100 Women Who Care going.
Current committee members include: Sharon Sperry (Main contact and the one who keeps everything organized and running smoothly!), Val Sievers, Deb Tedder, Christie Schwank, Allison Johnson, Gina Solazzi, and Jackie Gunn.
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If you’re visiting our site, then you are one of those looking to connect with women’s groups near you. We’re not just any group. 100WWC is a beautiful mixture of women of all backgrounds, ethnicities, and income levels. Part of our story is we are not here to compete. We are here to come together unified in one purpose: directly impact the charities in our community. The small charities who don’t get seen very often or have small budgets. When we hand out a check for $10,000 to $15,000 (on average) every quarter, it makes a tremendous impact to these small non-profits.
So, if you are looking for a women’s group near Colorado Springs, we hope you will be a part of our story and ongoing legacy. To find out more, please visit our Membership page.
Learn more about the history of 100 Women Who Care.