100+ Men Who Care gave $46,800 in 2020

Monday, March 29, 2021
100+ Men Who Care of Putnam County donated $46,800 between four local organizations in 2020. Recognizing those organizations are (from left) Deputy Scott Ducker of the Putnam County Sheriff’s Office, Scott Monnett of the Putnam County 360 Coalition, Kate Berry of the Putnam County Non-Food Pantry, Vince Aguirre of 100+ Men Who Care of Putnam County, Karen Hirt Mannon of the Non-Food Pantry, Eric Davis of 100+ Men Who Care, United Way Executive Director Chris Flegal, Putnam County Sheriff Scott Stockton and Todd Lewis and Chuck Schroeder of 100+ Men Who Care.
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In 2020, 100+ Men Who Care of Putnam County was able to present four Putnam County community organizations with a check for $11,700 each.

The four organizations were the Putnam County Non-Food Pantry to purchase supplies; United Way of Putnam County for its county-wide COVID-19 Community Relief Fund; the Putnam County Sheriff’s Office for protective vests for its officers; and the Putnam County 360 Coalition to help in its efforts to enhance Putnam county’s social services and respond to critical immediate needs of the community members.

Following the national model, 100+ Men meets four times a year to award impactful funds to Putnam County 501(c)(3) organizations. The meetings for 2021 are scheduled for the evenings of May 12, July 14, Sept. 15 and Nov. 17 at the Inn at DePauw.

Since its January 2016 debut, the group has awarded more than $280,000 to 19 different Putnam County charities and nonprofit organizations. 100+ Men has also created a Community Grants Endowment at the Putnam County Community Foundation that will provide more than $4,000 a year for the Foundation to utilize in its grant-making process.

The 100+ Men Who Care of Putnam County group was founded based on two principles: There were men who wanted to give back to the community but lacked the time to do fundraising or serve on boards, and the process needed to be fun and easy.

Interested men can visit www.100plusmen.com for general information as well as application forms (click on the “Join Us” icon), or refer to the 100+ Men Who Care of Putnam County Facebook page.

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