The Community Foundation’s Women Who Care Game NightApril 7, 2017
The Community Foundation’s Women Who Care Game Night
Women Who Care, a philanthropic giving circle of over 200 area women, held its spring membership meeting at The Dam Inn in Glen Hazel. Women Who Care is a project of the Elk County Community Foundation.
The evening began with a short presentation explaining the mission and purpose of the Women Who Care organization. Many members bring a guest to the event to help grow new membership. The members and their guests thoroughly enjoyed the Game Night theme with small games of chance and an opportunity to be part of the Women Who Care Family Feud game with Mark Jacob acting as host. Twelve teams competed in the popular TV game with the winning team being “The Buzzers”, consisting of Lucy Bobby, Nancy Hoffman, Bev Yates, Bea Terbovich and Abbi Peters. The teams competed for the top prize, the opportunity to award a $500 grant to a charity of their choice. The Buzzers chose the Elk County Council on the Arts as their charity to fund. The top two winning teams received consolation prizes.
Women Who Care members meet twice a year, at the spring event and at the Annual Meeting in the fall. Members contribute a minimum of $100 donation yearly. These donations provide the funding that allows local non-profits to apply for grants for projects that are important to women and families. At their Annual Meeting in the fall, the membership votes for the projects they want to fund with their annual donation. Between $20,000 and $25,000 has been awarded annually. Since 2009, including this evening’s $500 grant, the organization has given $130,200 back to the community. Membership dues for the 2017 granting cycle will be accepted until June 1. Any woman interested in becoming a member should contact the Elk County Community Foundation office at 814-834-2125 or the Foundation’s website at elkcountyfoundation.com.
Pictured: is the winning team left to right: Lucy Bobby, Nancy Hoffman, Bev Yates, Bea Terbovich and Abbi Peters