Our Mission

Leveraging the power of collective giving by bringing women together to make a greater impact in our community.

100+ Women Who Care in Rhode Island supports the work of local charitable organizations throughout our state and strengthens their impact through our collective giving. By engaging and educating our membership about these organizations, we strive to maximize women’s leadership in philanthropy and make a difference in Rhode Island.


Our organization was formed in March 2012 and was the first 100 Women Who Care group in New England. Founder Marilyn Edwards  started with a simple goal of bringing women together to help the community she loved. Beginning our eighth year, we are excited to welcome returning members and meet new members.


The first 100 Women Who Care group was formed in November 2006 by Karen Dunigan of Jackson, Michigan, USA. At their first one-hour meeting, the Jackson 100 Women Who Care group raised $10,000 to buy 300 new baby cribs for an organization in their city! Their membership has now grown to nearly 300 members and other cities across the United States are forming groups.