We have proudly contributed over $300,000 to local charities!!!


We are a group of local women who are interested in supporting our local community in Des Moines IA. We come from all walks of life and different financial backgrounds. As individuals we felt that it was difficult to make a very large impact, but as a group we have the ability to contribute to the growth of our community in ways that we never before thought possible.

Our latest winner: Girl Scouts of Greater Des Moines (presented August 10th 2017)

All future meetings begin at 5:30 pm – mark your calendars: November 8 2017

Our mission is to reach out and help our community by finding 100 or more women to each contribute $100 four times a year to give $40,000+ annually to local charities. All charities and organizations up for consideration must be in the Des Moines metro area. The idea is to keep it local and have an impact that WE can SEE in our communities!




Frequently Asked Questions How long has this organization been in Des Moines? 100+ Women Who Care in the Des Moines area is a new organization, founded in April of 2010 by Sue Kenny, Dotty Thurston and Liz Kennedy, all community members in the Des Moines area. Which organizations are allowed to be sponsored? In order …


Meetings for 2017 will be:

February 7 2017
May 10 2017
August 10 2017
November 8 2017

All meetings will be held at 5:30 pm at Centro, 1007 Locust Des Moines, IA

Previous Meetings:

August 10, 2017
Girl Scouts of Greater Iowa

May 10, 2017
Dream Team Des Moines

February 7, 2017
Dorothy’s House

November 3, 2016
HCI Care Services

August 3, 2016
Shoes That Fit

May 3, 2016
Levi Knock Pay it Forward Foundation

Feb 3, 2016
After School Arts Program (ASAP)

Nov 4, 2015
St Mary Family Center

August 4, 2015
Dorothy’s House

May 4, 2015

Feb 4, 2015
Red Door Campaign

November 6, 2014

August 6, 2014
Cornerstone Recovery

May 6, 2014
Big Brothers, Big Sisters

February 6, 2014
I Have a Dream Foundation

November 6th 2013
Chrysalis Foundation

August 7th 2013
New Horizons Adult Day Care

May 8th 2013
Amanda the Panda

February 6th 2013
Connection Cafe

November 8, 2012
Iowa Legal Aid was sent over $12,000.

August 8,2012
Anawin Housing was sent over $13,000.

May 8,2012
Children and Family Urban Ministries was awarded $13,100.

February 8, 2012
House of Mercy, House2Home renovation project was awarded $14,100.

November 9, 2011
Lutheran Services Refugee Programwas awarded $13,450.

August 9, 2011
Everybody Wins Iowa was awarded $15,000.

May 11, 2011
The Free Store was awarded $16,300.

February 8, 2011
YESS – Youth Emergency Shelter Services was awarded $16,000.

December 9, 2010
Catholic Charities Refugee Resettlement was awarded $15,100.

September 8, 2010
Wildwood HillsRanch was awarded $15,250.

June 3, 2010
VNS – Child Protect was awarded $12,000.

How 100+ Works

Each member must commit to donating $100 per meeting ($400 per year).

The donations will be given to Des Moines Metro charities/non-profit/worthy cause serving the Des Moines area only. No national charities will be considered. The purpose is for the contribution to stay 100% in the community.

Each charity/non-profit/worthy cause that is under consideration will be given five minutes to make a presentation at the meeting by a member of the 100+ women who care, not by the charity/non-profit/worthy cause.

Three charities/non-profit/worthy causes will be presented at the meeting by a member of 100+ women. The group will vote by ballot and majority rules. Although it may not be your first choice, you are still obligated to donate.

If your name is drawn and you make a presentation and your charity is not chosen, you will still be eligible to put your name in the drawing at the next meeting.

For your tax purposes, all checks will be made out to the chosen organization. If you are unable to attend, give your check to a member to deliver on your behalf.

The charity/non-profit/worthy cause must agree to NOT use the donors’ names for future solicitations or give the information out to the public. If the charity/non-profit/worthy cause does not adhere to this condition, they will be removed from any future consideration.

Contact Us

Please email us if you have questions about the organization, website or organizations we are hoping to support! If you are interested in joining, contact:
Sue Kenny

If you have a check to mail, send it to:
Elizabeth Kennedy
Ahlers & Cooney Law Firm
100 Court Avenue, Suite 600
Des Moines, Iowa 50309