At our Club Zoom Meeting of the 28th August, Ashlie Girvan spoke to us about a rather low profile group of Whistler residents who have donated more than $60,000 since May 2019 to Local Charities.
100 Women Who Care was started in November of 2006 by Karen Dunigan of Jackson, Michigan as a simple way to raise money quickly and efficiently for local charities.
The local Whistler Chapter was founded in December of 2018 by Ashlie Girvan, who discovered the 100 Who Care Alliance while getting lost in her InstaStories late one night. Ashlie recognized the simplicity and potential surrounding this fundraising initiative and quickly reached out to Kourtney McKercher, Ruth Barrow and Courtney knight to join forces with her as the organization committee; we are each strong in our own right, but together we are stronger. The first inaugural meeting took place on Wednesday, May 29, 2019.
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The Whistler chapter is designed to make an immediate positive impact on the lives of our neighbours by bringing together 100 (or more) women in Whistler who care about local community causes and are committed to community strength. The meetings are one hour in length and take place four times per year; beginning with an optional beverage reception, allowing the members to mingle and network with like-minded women in our community. Each meeting agenda includes three member nominated charities presenting their need for a financial donation, attending membership voting (majority wins), and a cheque presentation to the selected organization. Every member commits to donating $100 x 4 meetings per year = $40,000 + per year to our local sea to sky community.
To date the recipients of the funds raised have been:
Zero Ceiling Society of Canada
Li'wat Nation Youth Centre
Families fighting cancer in the Sea to Sky
Arts Whistler
Howe Sound Women's Centre
Personal Blurb:
Ashlie Girvan is happy to call Whistler home since 2006. Local business owner of Dub Tubs, with husband Jeff Girvan, and mom to three amazing little humans. Ashlie has worked in the hospitality and human resources industry within Whistler and is currently a part of the Whistler Blackcomb Foundation team, helping to raise money to support our local community - as well as volunteering her time to many local organization fundraisers and sitting on the Board of Directors for the Whistler Children's Centre. Ashlie is the founder of 100 Women Whistler (est. May 2019) and 100 Kids Whistler (est. September 2019). You can find Ashlie with friends on the patio at Nicklaus North Golf Course after a great mountain bike session, enjoying the sunshine with a drink in her hand and a smile on her face.