100 Women Who Care

About Us

100 Women Who Care is a group of women who share a common desire to give back and inspire local philanthropy in their community. The group is open to all women — the more women who get involved, the greater our impact will be!

Since 2014 we have donated over $150,000 to local charities in the South Okanagan Similkameen!


100 Women event at member Lori Lawrie’s house in June of 2017.

How it works

  • Meet 4 times a year
  • One-time $100 commitment fee to the 100 Women Who Care Endowment Fund
  • Commit to donating $50 each meeting ($200 total for the year)
  • Members get to nominate a charity
  • Hear from 3 charities- then vote
  • 2 runner-up charities each get $500
  • Charity with most votes gets the remaining share (Average is about $5,000)

Choosing an organization:

  • Must be a registered charity from South Okanagan
  • Members nominate a charity via email
  • 3 charities are randomly drawn before the event
  • 5 min presentation at the event
  • Talk about what they will do with the money
  • How it will benefit their project or program
Click here for a list of charities serving our region

100 Women Who Care Endowment Fund

For every member who joins the 100 Women Who Care initiative they will commit by making a $100 donation to the 100 Women Who Care Endowment Fund which will be used to address future needs in the community. 


Make your one-time commitment fee of $100 and your donations for the year here .

2024 calendar of events:

April 17th, 5pm – 6:30pm at Dragonboat Pub. RSVP here.

June 12th, 5pm – 6:30pm at Haywire Winery. RSVP here.

September 11th, 5pm – 6:30pm at Penticton Art Gallery. RSVP here.

November 27th, 5pm – 6:30pm at Penticton Lakeside Resort.  Annual Little Black Dress event is back! RSVP here.

Any questions: 100women@cfso.net

Sponsor an Event!

If you’re interested in sponsoring an event, click here.

Join organizations like our Title Sponsor, Engel & Volkers, and Natalie Ferebee Wealth Management in supporting 100 Women Who Care.

Sponsorships enable us to organize events that are informative, engaging and fun, and let’s us collaborate with local vendors/businesses!

Thank you to our 2024 Sponsors!

Steering Committee


Colleen Pennington, Lori Lawrie, Sarah Trudeau, Yuki Ihara

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