Frequently Asked Questions
How long has 100WWC been in the San Miguel area?
100 Women Who Care San Miguel de Allende is a new organization founded in December 2012 by Jody Feagan, Susan Page, Kathy Devine, Marty Kimmel and Laura Stewart. Alice Garcia joined the Steering Committee in July 2013 when Laura Stewart stepped down.
Which organizations are allowed to be sponsored?
In order to be considered at a meeting, the organization must be based in and serving San Miguel de Allende. No national or international charities, programs or organizations will be considered as the as the contributions are to stay 100% in the community.
Is my contribution tax-deductible?
Your contribution is tax deductible only if the charity chosen is a US registered 501(c)(3) organization. Please note that most charities in San Miguel do not have such a status. However, at check-in, you will be given the option to receive a receipt for your donation from the chosen NGO, which will be presented at the following meeting, which you may then use as documentation of your donation. Please contact your tax adviser or visit the IRS website for further information.
How is the organization that receives the donation chosen?
A member who has signed a Commitment Form and filled out a NGO Organization Fact Sheet can put the name of a local organization into the hat for a random drawing at the meeting. The organizers of the meeting will collect the names of the organizations from the members as they arrive. At random, three organizations will be selected from the hat. The members who wrote down the chosen names will be asked to come up and give a short 5 minute presentation, based on the fact sheet, as to why their chosen organization should receive the donation and then spend 5 minutes for Q&A. We encourage all members to participate by submitting the names of local, needy charitable organizations in San Miguel.
What if I cannot attend a meeting?
If a member cannot attend a meeting she should try to arrange to send her money with a trusted friend to the meeting. Please note, if you are not at the meeting you cannot vote.
Can I just send the donation to the charity myself?
The goal of the 100 Women Who Care organization is to make a large donation on behalf of the whole group. We want to be able to support this endeavor and give $100,000 at a time to make a large impact in our community, with each member’s donation being part of the larger donation.
How long do the meetings last?
Meetings are intended to be very short, one hour maximum. We do ask that you arrive 15 – 20 minutes before the meeting to sign in and pay your $1000 pesos. After the meeting if you would like to spend time socializing and getting to know other members we encourage that you do so at the hotel. Because they have donated the space for us to meet we want to encourage our members to show them your appreciation by patronizing the hotel.
Can I bring a friend to the meeting?
Of course you can! However, in order to vote she will need to sign an Individual or Team Commitment Form and become a member first.
If a NGO has received a donation from 100 WWC in the past, when in the future is it eligible to receive another?
If a NGO has already received a donation from 100 WWC a member cannot nominate it for 3 years. To see our list of NGO that have received support from 100 WWC in San Miguel please visit our home page.