HOW IT WORKS.
We Gather. We Vote. We Donate.
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We Gather

  • Each Member commits to donating $100 per event.

  • Events are conducted in two hours or less with time at the end for socializing.

  • Each event will open with a five-minute update on how the funds donated at the previous meeting were used by the recipient charity.

 

 

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We Vote
  • Each registered member will have the opportunity to nominate one charity.

  • Three charities will be selected at random. Please review guidelines for appropriate charities.

  • The nominating members of the three randomly selected organizations will make a brief, informal presentation (no PowerPoint) about the organization to the group.

  • Each registered and present member may vote (by ballot) for one of the three charities. The charity with the most votes will be the recipient charity.

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We Donate
  • All gathered donations will be awarded to the selected charity for a total group donation of $10,000 or more.

  • Members who did not vote for the selected organization agree to make their donation regardless of the voting outcome.

  • Members will receive a tax receipt directly from the charity.

 

NOMINATIONS

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A Little Becomes
A Lot
  • Charities under consideration must serve the Eastern Shore area and provide individual tax receipts directly to contributing members. Exceptions will be made by a group vote for other charitable donations such as natural disaster relief or a local family in need due to extenuating circumstances.

  • A charity that is not awarded our donation at a meeting may be submitted again at a subsequent meeting.

  • A previously "winning" charity is not eligible for one full year (two meetings) but the nominating member may submit the name of another charity.

  • The recipient charity must agree not to give out member information to any third party except for tax purposes.  

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Ready To Nonimate?

Great! Here are some details that would be beneficial to share at our meeting if your charity is randomly selected. If you are in question of your charities eligibility status, please allow us to review them prior to the meeting. 

  • What is the name of the charity?

  • Where is the charity located?

  • What is the mission of the charity and what does it mean to you?

  • What is the annual operating budget of the charity? (i.e., how much of an impact will $10,000 have?)

 

  • How will the donation be used?

  • How will the organization benefit from the donation?

  • Can the charity issue tax receipts? Is the charity a registered 501(3)-C?

  • Will someone from this charity be willing to speak at the next meeting to share how our group donations was used?

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Our Goal

Our goal is to support local organizations that will greatly benefit from the a collective donation of $10,000 or more making a big difference in our local communities. 

 

THE EVENT

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TWICE A YEAR
  • Our membership comes together twice a year in the spring and the fall. 

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WHERE WE MEET
  • The spring 2022 meeting was held at Kent Island Yacht Club.

  • The fall meeting will be held on September 27th at a location TBA. 

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NEXT EVENT
  • The next event will be held on September 27th at a location TBA
     

  • Doors open at 5:30 pm for cash bar and appetizers. 
     

  • Sign in at 6:00.

  • Event begins at 6:30.