On September 12, Dallas Capital Bank sponsored the final 2019 meeting of 100 Women of Richardson, an organization of women who contribute financially several times per year to local nonprofits in order to make an immediate, meaningful and significant impact in Richardson, TX.
100 Women of Richardson was founded in 2018 by Cheryl Croall, Hayley Harris and Cayce Ashby, who were inspired by similar programs across the US -- specifically, right here in the Dallas County community of Lake Highlands.
The group meets three times each calendar year where they hear from three different local non-profits. The organizations introduce their missions, activities and financial needs to the members. Members then vote to select one charity, with the winner receiving a check for $100 (or more) from each member.
September’s winning non-profit was Chase’s Place, a Dallas-area private school, serving students with moderate to severe developmental disabilities, including autism, cerebral palsy, Down Syndrome, traumatic brain injuries and other neurological and behavioral disorders. Chase’s Place provides each child with attentive, individualized care and personal development in traditional academics, as well as social, self-help, functional-living and community skills. Along with teaching, Chase’s Place integrates therapeutic services into each school day, including speech, occupational, physical and recreational therapy. Chase’s Place received $7,000 from 100 Women of Richardson in recognition of its important work.
"I loved the concept of how much more impactful my $100 donation is when it is put together with the $100 donations from 99 other women,” commented Dallas Capital Bank Executive Vice President and 100 Women member Wendy Blackwell. “Beyond that, I have loved being exposed to so many worthwhile charitable organizations in my hometown."
Since its inception in November of 2018, 100 Women of Richardson has contributed more than $40,000 to local non-profits. Dallas Capital Bank is proud to serve this generous organization through our sponsorship and the membership of employees like Wendy Blackwell, in a continued effort to demonstrate How Dallas Does Charity.
Interested in supporting your community? 100 Women of Richardson is currently recruiting members for the 2020 year. For more information, visit 100WomenOfRichardson.com.