100 Women supporting great causes!
Nearly 100 women showed their philanthropic spirit in an event called 100 Women Who Care. With cowboy boots and hats – (and masks) these women had a great time connecting with one another and learning about local causes. 97 donors contributed $100.00 each and the small gap was filled by an anonymous donor to bring the total raised to $10,000.00 Of the 97 who contributed about 75 attended the event. (more photos coming!!)
Each woman entered her favorite local cause in a drawing. Three were chosen at random to be finalists. The three were:
o Faribault Food Shelf (Community Action Council)
o Buckham West (Faribault Senior Center)
o Believet -Helping veterans with PTSD with canine companions)
When the cause was drawn, the woman who nominated it and anyone who wished could speak about the benefit of that organization. Then those in attendance voted on one of the three.
Beleivet (https://believet.org/ ) was the top vote getter by a slim margin and received half of the contributions raised at the event, $5000.00!!! The Faribault Foundation will retain the other half of the donations for future granting.
The Faribault Foundation hosted the event at The Barn at Crocker’s Creek and encouraged attendees to dress in western attire The only men in attendance showed up on horseback and added to the ambiance of the beautiful fall day. The underwriter for the event was Reliance Bank. Minnesota wines were served by Tamara from Wonderous Vines and Wines courtesy of Haskell’s, Catering by Janna’s Market Grill. Music was provided by Celtic Tunesters who can be heard most Saturday’s at the Faribault Farmer’s Market. Several door prizes were donated by Paradise Center for the Arts, Shattuck St. Mary’s, Divine Mercy Quilters, Finally a Gift Store and the Faribault Foundation.
Other organizations that were in the drawing pool were:
Rice County Habitat for Humanity
Paradise Center for the Arts
River Bend Nature Center
Faribault Foundation Endowment
Community Action Center (Food Shelf)
Rice County United Way
The Virtues Project Faribault
Infants Remembered in Silence
Cancer Center at Allina Health Faribault
The Mural Society
Divine Mercy Education Center
Faribault Rotary Club
MOST (Mobile Opiod Support Team)
Meals on Wheels
A Child’s Delight
Supply Our Children
Many organizations received multiple nominations.
The Faribault Foundation is a community foundation, organized to enhance the quality of life in Faribault by encouraging philanthropy to fund community projects. The Faribault Foundation gives everyone an opportunity to be a community philanthropist.
Give for the Future: The Faribault Foundation is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization, established in 1999 by a group of community leaders, to enable people who love where they live to keep their philanthropic giving local. By combining gifts, great and small, the foundation gives everyone the opportunity to become a local hero. Your generosity makes a real difference right here at home. We believe in the incredible resources, capacity, and desire to shape our community. We believe Faribault belongs to all of us. We are dedicated to helping local people engage and invest in the future of our community.
Most nonprofits commonly serve a singular need or demographic by providing vital support or services. Community foundations like ours are devoted to helping solve diverse and emerging community problems, primarily by providing financial support. The Faribault Foundation has the flexibility to channel monetary resources into multiple organizations to help address the most pressing community needs. The unique purpose of the Faribault Foundation is to support what is important today and long into the future.
By building an endowed fund, we are securing, and growing, our ability to play an important role for generations to come, no matter what the future may bring. Over the years, we have contributed to a wide range of community betterment project focused on the arts, youth and families, cultural diversity.
In 2021 alone The Faribault Foundation has assisted these organizations:
Faribault Cancer Center
Faribault Food Access Initiative
Faribault Aquatic Center life jackets for youth
Blue Collar BBQ Family Stage family entertainment
Concerts in the Park. free weekly entertainment
The Paradise Center for the Arts free modern opera
Warm Our Community free winter weather gear
Ruth’s House transportation needs for residentts
And now we add Believet to the list!
For more information:
Kymn Anderson 507-339-0478 Foundation Executive Director
Pat Rice 507-334-3076 Foundation Board of Directors Chair
Karen Zeller 507-323-5800 100 Women Committee Chair