Frequently Asked Questions


Q: How long has 100+ Women Who Care Des Moines been active?
A: We were founded in April of 2010.

Q: Which organizations are allowed to be sponsored?
A: Non-profit organizations, 501(c)(3), or charities that are located in Greater Des Moines and specifically serve Central Iowa counties. The presenter must advise members if the organization is not a 501(c)(3).

Q: Are contributions tax deductible? How do members get tax forms?
A: Only contributions to 501(c)(3) organizations are tax deductible. Checks are written directly to the local organization, NOT to 100+ Women. A letter confirming your donation, which can be used for tax purposes, will be sent by the organization.

Q: Who presents and votes at meetings?
A: Only members are allowed to vote and present.

Q: How do I become a member?
A: Members must commit to donating $50 or $100 per meeting depending on their fiscal comfort level, four times a year (present at the meeting or not). New members can sign their commitment form at any meeting.

Q: How do I submit my donation if I am unable to attend the meeting?
A: You can contribute in two ways:

  1. You can send a blank, signed check with a trusted friend to the meeting. They will write in the name of the charity that is chosen and give it to the organizers on your behalf. They do not vote on your behalf.
  2. The day after the meeting, members will receive an email from 100+ Women announcing the event’s selected charity. You can then write your check and mail it to the co-organizer Deb Milligan at 2619 Crown Flair Drive, West Des Moines, Iowa, 50265, and we will send it to the charity on your behalf.

Q: Why 100+ Women Who Care Des Moines?!
A: We strive to make a significant, quarterly donations on behalf of the group, with a goal of $10,000+ donated to each charitable organization selected. We have proudly contributed over $350,000 to local charities since 2010!