100 Women Who Care Elkhart County

How we Started

In the summer of 2014, community philanthropists, Jenny Welch and Sheila Terlep, organized the 100 Women Who Care Elkhart County – a group of local women who care deeply about Elkhart County and impacting their community.  This group gathers four times a year for a one-hour meeting, and women give $100, either individually or with someone else. Each $100 gift results in one vote toward selecting the recipient of the combined $10,000.

This combined donation makes a real impact, without time-consuming fundraising events and planning. The mission and hope is to provide for those in greatest need in Elkhart County. The 100 Women Who Care Elkhart County giving circle has already donated nearly $300,000 to local causes. We hope you will join us at our next meeting to see how easy and fun it is!

Sheila Terlep (left) and Jenny Welch founded 100 Women Who Care Elkhart County

Photo courtesy of Jillian Woolsey Photography

How to Join

To join 100 Women Who Care Elkhart County, complete a membership form online here, or print a membership form here and return it via fax, mail, email, or bring it to the next meeting.  At each meeting you will be given the opportunity to nominate a charity for consideration. You must be at the meeting, and be a member, to put a name in the hat and speak about the organization.  Email [email protected] with any questions or comments.

How to Contribute

For participant convenience, there are two ways to make the $100 tax deductible gift each meeting:

  • Make a check payable to the Community Foundation of Elkhart County with “100 Women Who Care Elkhart County” in the memo line.  Checks can be brought the night of the event or mailed to The Community Foundation, P.O. Box 2932, Elkhart, IN 46515
  • Pay via credit card using the electronic form below:

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