Sanilac 100 women fundraiser is in need of more women
Nicole Hayden, Times Herald
A night to dress to the nines, drink wine, and network with caring women is even better when funds from the event get donated to a local cause.
The Sanilac Women Who Care is hosting its third annual fundraiser at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the Lexington Village Theater.
The event aims to gather 100 women together to make a difference, but 37 women are still needed to sign up to hit that mark.
Each of the 100 women are required to bring $100 to attend the event with the goal of raising $10,000 for a local organization.
Three participating women are randomly chosen to pitch a local charity that should receive the money raised from the night.
All women in attendance then vote once the pitches are complete.
The sole winner receives all of the funds.
“There is no end to the need for funding,” said Nona Walker, Sanilac Women Who Care board member. “There are many different causes from the county museum needing updates to food pantries needing money.”
Last year the winning organization was the Sanilac County Child Advocacy Center which took home $7,200.
“We have never hit the 100-women mark, which is our ultimate goal, we would love to do that,” Walker said. “But really our goal is to do better than we did the previous year.”
Last year, 72 women attended the event. So far 63 women, which equates to $6,300, have signed up to attend. Pre-registration is not required; women can sign up at the door.
“We try to keep it classy, the venue itself adds to the ambiance of it,” Walker said. “Ladies come dressed up, not in formal wear, but not in sweatshirts either. A lot of networking goes on and a lot of wine gets consumed, too.”
Walker said the networking portion of the event allows various local organizations to discuss how they can work together and to introduce others to charities they may not have heard of.
“Not every woman who comes is here to represent an organization that needs funds,” Walker said. “Some women just come to support local causes. Part of the networking is trying to convince women to pitch your organization if they are one of the ones randomly chosen to present on a charity.”
This year local Paul Shonk will be providing the musical entertainment throughout the night. Volunteer men will also be dressed up in tuxedos serving complimentary appetizers and a cash bar will be open.
For more information or to register call Walker at (810) 622-9209.
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If you go
• Sanilac Women Who Care, 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the Lexington Village Theater, 7318 Huron Ave., Lexington. Cost is $100.
• For more information or to register call Nona Walker at (810) 622-9209.
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