A Simple Beginning
The 100 Men Who Care concept of crowd-sourced philanthropy traces its roots to the first 100 Women Who Care chapter started in November 2006 by Karen Dunigan of Jackson, Michigan. She conceived of this simple idea as way to raise money efficiently and quickly for local charities. Her group of 100 women, at their first one-hour meeting, each wrote a check for $100 directly to the charity, raising $10,000 to buy 300 new baby cribs for an organization in their city. Since then, 100 Women Who Care and 100 Men Who Care chapters have sprung up all over North America and beyond–including the very successful 100+ Women Who Care Central Oregon chapter. These groups collectively have donated more than a million dollars to locally based organizations.
At last count, there were over 250 chapters in the US, Mexico, Canada and Singapore.
100+ Men Who Care Central Oregon
Steve Shropshire, Marinus Koning, and David Lenke started the 100+ Men Who Care Central Oregon chapter after admiring the success of the local 100+ Women Who Care group. We were looking for ways to give back to our Central Oregon community, and this simple but effective model seemed the perfect way to do it. Today the organization is lead by a board of directors consisting of David Blair, Joe Davis, Jacob Green, Peter Hall, John Holmberg, Henrik Jahn, Marinus Koning, Gary North, Steve Shropshire, John Swanson, Joel Thomas, and Derek Beauvais.
We invite the men of Central Oregon to join us as we seek to do great things for our community!