Women Who Care hold spring meeting at Royal Inn

Photo by Brian Stockman
Brian Stockman
Staff Writer

The spring meeting of the Elk County Women Who care took place at the Royal Inn Ridgway on Thursday evening.
Women Who Care is an all-female organization founded in 2009 by nine women. The mission of this group is to educate, encourage and expand the number of women committed to philanthropy. They use the dollars they raise to strengthen the community by providing funds and assistance to issues that are important to families; all while having a great time.
Women Who Care is in its tenth year and is continuing to grow. For the 2018-2019 granting cycle, there were 225 members eligible to vote for their favorite community project. Over the years, WWC has granted a total of $188,200 to organizations in the community to date.
Women Who Care brings women from diverse backgrounds together to combine their philanthropic leadership and strengthen the Elk County community through the power of collective giving. The group periodically gathers their members together to network, learn about community needs, and award grants to local nonprofits who offer programming that serves women and children living in Elk County.
Women Who Care invites area nonprofits to apply for funding through an annual competitive grants process.

For more on this story, see today's publication of the Ridgway Record. (Saturday, April 6, 2019.)