Give back to the community

What if you could be part of a group of local guys that join forces every three months to raise over $10,000 for a charity in Wilmington? We gather at quarterly meetings for about an hour to hear three short presentations on local nonprofits in need. Members vote and each person writes their check for $100 directly to the winning nonprofit chosen for a collective, impactful donation.

Simple. Fun. Fast. Effective

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Show up at the next event with your checkbook and a pen. These social events are held quarterly at various locations in Wilmington.

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Listen to three members pitch their charities and vote on your favorite.

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Write a check for $100 directly to the charity with the most votes.

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Relax and feel good about raising 10k+ dollars for your community while networking with the other 100+ men in Wilmington who care.

Join 100 Men Who Care Wilmington, NC!

Through the power of numbers, we combine our donations to make an immediate, BIG impact on our local community while having some fun! In doing so, we will create a culture of giving and support. We will have a bigger impact if we stick together.

Frequently Asked Questions about 100 Men Who Care

How do I become a member?

If you would like to become a member, please go to JOIN US and submit the form.

How long do events last?

Events will take approximately an hour. There will be time for socializing and networking before the formal part of each meeting.

I'm a new member: what should I expect at an event?

Expect to sign-in at the registration desk.

– Opening remarks & update from the previous event’s recipient charity

– How voting will take place

– Announce the three charity finalists for the event

– Each member who nominated a charity finalist presents – 5 minutes each, no PowerPoint or collateral materials, use the template

– Voting and tabulation – each member circles 1,2 or 3 on their ballot

– Announce the winning recipient charity (by simple majority)

– Group photograph with the big check.

Is my donation tax deductible?

Yes, by the charity chosen to be the recipient. Your $100 check is written directly to the charity, NOT to “100 Men Who Care” (because we don’t have a bank account or a treasurer). Tax receipts will be issued to you directly by the charity.

What if I can not attend an event?

If a member cannot attend a quarterly event, he should place his blank $100 check in an envelope marked “100 Men Who Care” and give it to a fellow member who will be going to the meeting. Member can also send in a proxy ballot if you want a fellow member to vote for you.

Can I just give you four post-dated $100 checks?

Nope, because we want to see you at our meetings to cast your vote.

Can I just send the donation to the charity myself?

You can always donate more to a charity separately on your own but for the purposes of 100 Men Who Care, we make one big donation as a group. To make a big impact we want to give $10,000+ dollars.

Is membership limited to 100 men?

Nope, more than 100 are welcome.

Can I bring a friend to a quarterly meeting?

Yes, but we’ll ask them to join as a member at the door.

How does 100 Men Who Care communicate with its members?

The website will have the most up to date info at all times. Members are emailed from 100menwhocarewilmington@gmail.com. Please add this to your address book.  If you change your email address, please let us know. Should you wish to discontinue membership at any time, please send an e-mail to the above address indicating your withdrawal.

What do you do with my personal information?

Your personal information (including name, email address, address, phone number) is collected strictly for the purpose of keeping in contact with you. 100 Men Who Care will not sell, give or otherwise share your personal information with any third party without your express consent, unless required to do so by law. We may occasionally recognize our members via social media and other media.

How do I nominate a charity?

Charities are to be nominated at least 1 week (5 business days) prior to a meeting.  The Nomination form can be completed and emailed to us so we can confirm the charity meets eligibility the criteria.

How are the three presenting charities chosen?

Nominated charities go into a hat at the meeting and three charities are drawn at random. The members who nominated each charity give short five-minute presentations at the meeting. We then vote to select the recipient charity.

Which charitable organizations are eligible for consideration by the group?

Any local, 501(c) registered charity that can offer a tax refund to each member is eligible. Guidestar and Charity Navigator can also help you in your vetting process. Charity organizations will also need to sign an Acceptance Agreement before receiving the checks.

Can a charity nominate itself?

No, charities may only be nominated by a member. Our members are not just interested in nominating and donating – they want to learn about local causes. They may want to volunteer, sponsor or serve on a board or committee. They may even become a regular donor or benefactor.

How much of my donation goes to the administration costs of 100 Men Who Care?

Zero. 100 Men Who Care Wilmington is organized and operated entirely by volunteers. We have no treasurer and we have no bank account – because we don’t collect, spend or donate anything. 100% of funds raised at a meeting go directly to the chosen charity.