About 100 BTC Greater PhoenixAn uncomplicated, yet impactful way of giving back in the local community.
How It Started
Built on the 100 Who Care giving circle model created in 2006, 100 Businesses That Care – Greater Phoenix was created to bring together business professionals from around Phoenix and provide them with an uncomplicated, yet impactful way of giving back in the local community. Our goal is to collectively give $25,000 to a local Arizona charity each quarter. Not sure what a Giving Circle is? Our friends at Philanthropy Together put together this presentation.
How it Works
We keep things uncomplicated by facilitating the philanthropic act of collective giving.
Quarterly Giving Circle Gathering
We meet just 4 times a year and keep our gatherings to just 1 hour.
We hear from three different nonprofit organizations chosen at random at each of our gatherings. All of the organizations presented have been nominated by our members and vetted by our leadership team. Our members vote and the charity that receives the most votes is the recipient of our donation that quarter.
All donations are made directly to the chosen charity by each member. We do not collect any money, fees or dues. Members are given the link to make their $250 donation online immediately following the giving circle. Members are encouraged to share selected charity info back to their office and share how they can be part of our collective giving!
We’re Just Getting Started!
Check back to watch our numbers and impact grow!
Giving Circles Held
Our Leadership Team
Jacqueline Destremps first learned about the giving circle concept in 2014 and helped launch 100+ Women Who Care Valley of the Sun. This local giving circle manages 3 groups in Scottsdale, Ahwatukee and the East Valley and since it’s inception has raised over $740,000 for local Arizona charities! She met both Karen and Mary through that giving circle and joined forces to create a giving circle for business leaders. Jacqueline is a community connector and marketing strategist with her business, Another Hand Advantage, and podcast, 3CAmplified, and also sits on the steering committee for 100 Who Care Alliance.
Sharing resources and making meaningful connections are among the gold threads that run through Karen Nowicki’s life and business. As the CEO/Owner of Phoenix Business RadioX and Axiom Coaching, Karen seeks out every opportunity to strengthen the bond among Arizona stakeholders: our residents, community groups, developers, government, business owners, educators and neighborhoods. Nothing speaks more to this than an ongoing philanthropic experience with like-minded professionals. She joined 100+ Women Who Care Valley of the Sun and fell in love with the simple concept of giving circles.
Mary Hall is a prior company co-founder with experience growing a company from 5 family members to 500 employees. Mary led her company’s culture efforts, which resulted in four Best Place to Work awards, three BBB Ethics Awards and two Presidential Points of Light Awards for Volunteerism. Mary now brings her experience to the business community as a Workplace Culture Consultant and as a CEO Mastermind Group facilitator, helping small to mid-size company CEO’s find solutions to challenges through a peer advisory model. While being a member of 100+ Women Who Care Valley of the Sun, Mary learned about how impactful Giving Circles are in a community and wanted to bring the model to the business community and was fortunate to find two kindred spirits in Jacqueline and Karen.