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Women Who Care History

Giving. Caring. Supporting. Educating. Uplifting

The first "Women Who Care" group was created in Jackson, Michigan in 2006 by Karen Dunigan, who envisioned a brilliant yet simple way to raise money for local charities, nonprofit and worthy causes. Understanding that many professional women had the desire and resources to directly help local charities, Dunigan invited group members to meet only once a quarter for one hour and to donate $100 per meeting. Each meeting would raise $10,000—an amount significant to most non-profit organizations. Dunigan’s vision and inspiration spread and numerous groups of 100+ Women Who Care have formed throughout the country. 

The Golden Heart Women Who Care chapter was started in late 2014 by a group of local women who know that Fairbanksans are always looking to make a difference in the Golden Heart community. The needs are great for local nonprofits and, by focusing the power of multiplication and the impact of direct giving, the 100+ Golden Heart Women Who Care can make a powerful and immediate impact.


Members of the 100+ Golden Heart Women Who Care simply commit to donating $400 per year ($100 at each quarterly meeting) to a qualified local nonprofit. Those donations are gathered and donated to the chosen nonprofit.


For information on meeting details and nonprofit selection process, visit the meeting page.





Sponsorship History

July 2023: Interior Graphics and Printing

July 2022: Felix Gold

April 2020: Information Insights, Ursa Major Distilling

January 2020: Sunrise Bagel & Espresso

October 2019: Usibelli Coal Mine

July 2019: Stanton Counseling

April 2019:  Martin Engineering

January 2019: Elizabeth Schok Realtor, Sunrise Bagel & Espresso

October 2018: Pogo Mine

July 2018: Fairbanks Health Partners

April 2018: Sani-Can, Elizabeth Schok Realtor

January 2018: Sunrise Bagel & Espresso

October 2017: Pogo Mine

July 2017: Aaron Plumbing & Heating, Flowline Alaska

April 2017:  Doyon Limited & Elizabeth Schok Realtor

January 2017: Dr. Kimberly Wonderlich, Wonderlich Dermatology

October 2016: Rodan + Fields Skincare

July 2016: CSG, INC., f/k/a Cook Schuhmann & Groseclose, Inc.

April 2016: MAC Federal Credit Union

January 2016: Water Wagon, Tammy Randolph: StateFarm

October 2015: Interior Women's Health & Interior Birthing Center


Awardee History


October 2023: Friends of Creamers Field (Camp Habitat)

July 2023: Fairbanks Resource Agency

April 2023: Big Brothers Big Sisters of Alaska, Fairbanks

January 2023: NAMI Fairbanks


October 2022: Literacy Council of Alaska

July 2022: Calypso Farm & Ecology Center

April 2022: Interior Alaska Cancer Association

January 2022: Safe Families for Fairbanks (Beacon Hill)


October 2021: Alaska Center for Resource Families

July 2021: Fairbanks Animal Shelter Fund

April 2021: Fairbanks Senior Center

January 2021: Bread Line, Inc. (Stone Soup Cafe)


October 2020: Green Star of Interior Alaska

July 2020: Arctic Resource Center for Suicide Prevention

April 2020: Fairbanks Community Food Bank

January 2020: I.C.E. Alaska


October 2019: Perinatal Bereavement, GFCHF

July 2019: Fairbanks Youth Advocates - The Door

April 2019: Interior Alaska Cancer Association

January 2019: North Star Imagination Library


October 2018: National Alliance for Mental Illness (NAMI)

July 2018: Street Outreach Advocacy Program, Fairbanks Native Assoc.

April 2018: Paws for Purple Hearts

January 2018: Fairbanks Children's Museum


October 2017: Hospice (Plant Sale)

July 2017: Fairbanks Housing & Homeless Coalition

April 2017: Joel's Place

January 2017: Interior Alaska Center for Nonviolent Living 


October 2016: Leslie's Children (Leslie Joan Campbell Foundation)

July 2016: Bone Builders Backpacks, GFCHF

April 2016: North Star Youth Court

January 2016: Circle of Hope, GFCHF


October 2015: Fairbanks Youth Advocates (The Door)

July 2015: North Star Council on Aging (Senior Center)

April 2015: Boys & Girls Club of the Tanana Valley

January 2015: Bread Line, Inc. (Stone Soup Cafe)


October 2014: Big Brothers Big Sisters Alaska

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