New Broomfield Groups Re-Imagine Giving
Feb 01, 2019 10:13AM
In Broomfield, there are myriad ways to get involved with dozens of groups that help neighbors in need; wonderful organizations that knit Broomfield together under a flowing blanket of partnership and support for our fellow citizens. In our ever time-constrained world, a few newer groups have formed in recent months to give local philanthropists new, flexible ways to be part of a great impact without a great time commitment.
Guys Who Give
Guys Who Give is a group of men with a desire to inspire and who are committed to making a
difference in their local community. The mission is to reach out and help local charities with the funds they need to do the amazing work they are doing in their community. The group meets quarterly and nominates and votes to make a collective donation to a deserving charity. Guys Who Give Broomfield formed last summer, in August, 2018. Arik Brum and Jeff Gazaway co-manage the Broomfield chapter which is one of nine chapters nationwide. Guys Who Give meet on the second Wednesday of each quarter, for one hour (but socializing before and after is encouraged) at Wonderland Brewing Co. The next meeting is February 13 from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
“We always try to begin our meetings with a quick visit from our previous gift’s recipient. We’ve found it’s an incredible way to close the loop and hear about how our efforts truly can make a positive impact on our community. Additionally, it gives each nonprofit an opportunity to tell us more about the services they offer and hopefully gain a few volunteers at the same time,” said Brum.
“We then begin our portion of the event by asking members for nominations of nonprofits in Broomfield (registered 501c3s). We choose three of the nominations out from a hat. The members who made each of the three nominations then have no more than five minutes to speak from the heart and tell the group why they believe their nomination is deserving of our support. The group then anonymously votes on a recipient. The recipient is announced and each member writes a $100 dollar check directly to that organization,” he explained.
100 Women Who Care
In mid-January, about 50 women gathered at The Chateaux in Broomfield on a Saturday morning to learn about similar group for women. The informational meeting was organized by Gina Coufal, Executive Director of Development for Friends of Broomfield, and several colleagues of hers from Broomfield FISH, the Broomfield Community Foundation, and other Broomfield groups.
100 Women Who Care will become a group of busy women with compassionate hearts who are committed to making a difference. The mission is to reach out and help struggling neighbors by supporting the work of local charities. The premise and structure of the organization is very similar to Guys Who Give – that collectively a much more powerful impact can be made to support the needs of worthy non-profits.
Members are asked to participate in each meeting and contribute $100 per quarter. All contributions will go to Broomfield area non-profits. The goal is to create a group of at least 100 women but all are welcome and it is hoped that number will be far exceeded. The group is based on the ideals and structure of the National 100 Who Care Alliance.
Why Join 100 Women Who Care?
- You don’t have time in your busy life to put in hours volunteering but wish you had a way to give back.
- You want 100% of your donations to go directly to a local charity or organization in our community.
- You want to be part of building something local, something fresh, something that makes a difference, and something that will plug you into a network of hope and positive influence.
The first regular meeting of 2019 is planned for February 2 at the Chateaux at Fox Meadows from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. New members can join and participate that day. For information email Gina Coufal at [email protected] or visit www.100womenwhocare.net.
A Precious Child’s Women’s Guild
“A Precious Child was hosting a Women’s Luncheon back in August 2018. While planning the
event, our CEO and Founder Carina Martin, stated that she had always wanted to put together a Women’s Guild and thought that this would be a great time to introduce it and see if we could gather interest and ideas from the women in attendance at the event,” said A Precious Child Events Director Charlene “C.C.” Cram. “There were 19 women who signed up that day! From there, we built our executive board, mission, and charter, and launched our Help for the Holidays Event in December – our very first Women’s Guild Event. During that event women came with toys for children, volunteered, and learned more about A Precious Child and the goals of our Women’s Guild. We had about 30 members sign up that day and we continue to grow.”
The mission of A Precious Child’s Women’s Guild is to build a community of dedicated and influential women who share a powerful commitment to A Precious Child and embrace their platform to lead effective and meaningful change for Colorado children in need.
“Members consist of women who are leaders in their community – business owners and managers, entrepreneurs, and supermoms – who utilize their resources and networks to advocate and raise funds for A Precious Child programs serving disadvantaged and displaced children,” said Cram.
New members are welcome and a Women’s Guild Membership Drive Breakfast will be held on February 20 from 8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. at the Glenmoor Country Club. The goal is to grow the Women’s Guild to 150 members by year end. The Women’s Guild hosts three annual events, in addition to holding quarterly meetings, to raise awareness and funds for A Precious Child programs and support annual activities of the organization.