Women of Numbers (WON) is an organization made up of women motivated by the desire to create positive social change by helping to fund programs that invest in the advancement of our community. Women of Numbers pools gifts from a broad base of donors to support grant-making, education and advocacy work.
The mission of Women of Numbers is to work together to make a positive impact on the lives of those within the Murray-Calloway County, Kentucky, community by using the power of women to collectively give money to make investments and give grants to fund programs that improve the quality of lives.
We are women with diverse backgrounds making a difference in our community in our own unique way. Some women have time constraints and a monetary contribution may be their only option to assist. Others may have the time and desire to participate by serving on various committees within the group. Each member's participation is dependent upon her personal situation and may change from year to year.
Money donated by women involved in WON is deposited into and managed by the Murray-Calloway County Community Foundation. Half of the annual proceeds will be placed into a permanent endowment (a perpetual benefit for WON). The other half will be disbursed to the community at an annual awards event. Recipient(s) of the grant are chosen from a pool of non-profit organizations who have applied for the grant. Members vote at the banquet to choose each year's recipient(s).
The following choices are available to be a part of Women of Numbers:
• INDIVIDUAL MEMBER – Requires a donation of $500 and earns that individual the right of one vote at the annual banquet for the finalist of her choice.
• GROUP MEMBERS – Requires two to a maximum of four members making a Collective donation of $500 and earns the group a right of one vote at the annual banquet for the finalist of the group’s choice.
• FRIEND OF WIN – For the woman who just wants to help by donating any amount of money to aid in the administrative costs of the organization.
• BUSINESS SPONSORSHIP- For the business that would like to sponsor one or more of their employee(s) or sponsored women to be members of WON at $500 for each participant.
Installments may be made over the course of the year, with final payment required before or on the night of the annual banquet.
Women Of Numbers has very limited expenses. The administrative costs relating to WON and its operations are either donated or paid with administrative monies held by WON. Administrative monies are donations from Friends of WON who make donations to cover administrative costs, sponsors and interest earned on the grant monies prior to the disbursement of the grants to recipients.