Advancing the Status of Women Award
100+ Women Who Care Bucks County was formed in 2014 to give busy women, who care deeply about their community, a way to contribute to its health and vitality. One hundred eighty women meet each quarter for one hour and make a $100 donation to a local charity nominated and selected by members. Their impact formula is simple and powerful: 1 hour X 180 women = $18,000 X 4 = $72,000 per year invested in Bucks County.
By combining resources, these women build a bridge between those in need and the charities serving them. The majority of the charities funded serve women with children who struggle to overcome challenges including homelessness, food insecurity, recovery, education, childcare, trauma and illness. Lynne Kelleher, 100+ Women Who Care Bucks County founder, accepted the Advancing the Status Award for her organization. The award recognizes organizations and businesses that are active and successful in advancing the status of women either through employment policies, scholarship and grants in support of women or advocacy on behalf of the improvement of women’s status.