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Local women's group chapter donates $10K to Tucker's House

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100+ Women Who Care

Members of the Williamson County chapter of 100+ Women Who Care presented a check to Tucker’s House. From left to right are Leigh Bawcom, Graham Honeycut, Linda Staffen and Marjorie Haines.

Tucker’s House was recently given $10,725 by the Williamson County chapter of 100+ Women Who Care.  

100+ Women Who Care is a group of women committed to supporting the local community through a giving circle. Each quarter, the group meets for one hour to hear from three nominated nonprofits about a specific need, project or goal they are trying to accomplish. Each member casts a ballot, then donates $100 to the nonprofit who receives the most votes.  

“I just enjoy learning all about the nonprofits here in our community,” 100+ Women Who Care member Marjorie Haines said. “So many have had to scale back, and I am grateful we can continue supporting agencies like Tucker’s House.” 

Tucker’s House is a Franklin-based nonprofit that provides life-changing assistance to those with special needs and support for their families by retrofitting their homes for whatever needs they have. 

It’s one of many local nonprofits that have benefitted from 100+ Women Who Care. 

The Williamson County chapter’s first meeting was in February 2019. It was founded by Linda Staffen, president of Core Insurance Advisors. Diane Adcock, director of property management at PGM Properties, and Leigh Bawcom, director of member engagement at Williamson, Inc., also played major roles in beginning the chapter. 

While the COVID-19 pandemic hampered the group’s ability to meet in person, they continued to raise money for nonprofits in 2020. Since its inception, the local chapter has given almost $70,000 to various nonprofits, including Bridges Domestic Violence Center, Gilda’s Club, The Center for Living & Learning, Nurses for Newborns, Healing Housing, Mercy Health, ALS – Tennessee Chapter and Tucker’s House.  

In 2021, the 100+ Women Who Care Williamson County chapter was selected to participate in a matching grant program with The Richard M. Schulze Family Foundation, which will result in even more money being donated to local nonprofits. 

Their next meeting will take place on Wednesday, May 5 in The Power Room at Williamson, Inc. located at 4031 Aspen Grove Dr., Suite 630, in Franklin. Networking will be from 5-5:30 p.m., with the meeting from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Masks will be required, and seating will be socially distanced.  

The meeting is being held in conjunction with The Big Payback, an online community giving event hosted by The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee. 

Visit www.100womenwilco.com to learn more and get involved. 

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