100 Women Who Care About Lorain County
100 Women Who Care About Lorain County was founded in August, 2010 by four Lorain County friends as an alternative to their usual Christmas gift exchange. While leading their own busy lives, they joined forces to create a new group to support the local non-profit organizations serving Lorain County and thus give back to the communities in which they live.
Founding Members: Libby Thuning, Sue Bowers, Marcia Miller, Nancy Sullivan
One Charity - One Hour - One Large Sum of Money - Purely Local Benefits
100 Women Who Care About Lorain County...
Making a Difference One Woman at a time!
Children receiving shoes from Soul to Sole.
Marcia Miller, 100 Women; Rita Campbell, Lorain County Chapter, American Red Cross Executive Director; Kim Black-Brown, Board Chair for the Red Cross; Susan Bowers, 100 Women
L to R: Sue Bowers (100 Women), Kyle Gelenius (Officer, Lorain PD & member of Lorain FOP # 3), Jim Leone (100 Guys).
Saluting the Difference Makers
Leadership Lorain County honored 100 Women Who Care About Lorain County during their annual Difference Makers Gala on Friday, February 22, 2014, at the Spitzer Conference Center.
“The gala honors individuals and an organization that have demonstrated remarkable leadership, while making a significant impact on the community,” said Beth Maiden, president and CEO of Leadership Lorain County.
Since its inception, the 100 Women Who Care About Lorain County have raised more than $100,000 for 12 nonprofits across Lorain County. “It may take a village to raise a child, but it takes 100 women to help that village,” Bowers said.
Community Philanthropic Award
On September 20th, 2013, our Chapter was honored by the Lorain County Urban League with a presentation of their Community Philanthropic Award.
Julie Chase-Morefield, President and CEO of Second Harvest Food Bank, and Susan Bowers
Alicia Foss, Neighborhood Alliance and Sue Bowers, Nancy Sullivan, Libby Thuming of 100 Women
Well-Help Food Pantry, Wellington 2019