The 100 Women Who Care of the Adirondack Foothills received the 2024 Rao Family Philanthropic Award

Jun 3, 2024 | News

The 100 Women Who Care of the Adirondack Foothills received the 2024 Rao Family Philanthropic Award from the Foundation for Montgomery County Office for Aging. The Adirondack Foothills Chapter of 100 Women Who Care started January 2018 by Pat Beck, Holly Chamberlin, Amy Karas, Audrey Kline, and Marj Kline. That first meeting’s attendance of 60 has locally grown to over 180 members. It is an organization of women who support the innovative concept of “collective philanthropy”, with a common desire to give back to our local community.

The core idea is simple yet powerful. “A simple concept – with a big impact.” This approach not only facilitates learning about various initiatives within the community but also allows for a more efficient and impactful way of contributing to causes that matter most locally.

Entering the 6th year, with four annual meetings, the 100 Women Who Care of the Adirondacks has donated over $370,000 to local non-profits. They have aided at risk youth and struggling families, teen centers, after school programs, animal shelters, community Human and Mental health services, homeless veteran’s housing, Hospice, community free meals and food pantries.

Past recipients include Haven of Hope, Ayres Memorial Animal Shelter, Hamilton Fulton Montgomery Choices Program, Captain Community Human Services, Veterans’ Community Housing, NOAH Free Community Meals, Mountain Valley Hospice, Fulton Montgomery County Mental Health Association, School Districts Backpack Program and Junior Youth Program of Canajoharie.

Please take a moment to visit www.100womenadk.com to learn more about the organization and its worthy recipients.