Women Who Care holds Denim & Diamonds event

Pictured L to R is Brian LaBlaunc, a Neil Diamond impersonator, and Orma McKeon, one of Women Who Care’s founding members, as well as their oldest member of the organization.

Women Who Care holds Denim & Diamonds event

St. Marys: Women Who Care (WWC), a project of the Elk County Community Foundation, is a philanthropic giving circle of over 225 area women. WWC gathers its members twice each year to socialize, network, and support worthy community projects by awarding grants to non-profit organizations. The women recently enjoyed a “Denim & Diamonds” gathering at The Flying Dove in Ridgway. 

The Flying Dove was a great outdoor space on a beautiful summer evening to celebrate the Women Who Care organization and the generosity of the women who make up its membership. Many members bring a guest to WWC events to introduce their friends to the important work the group does in providing grants for projects that enhance the lives of families in our communities. Membership is open to all area women.

The evening began with a short presentation explaining the mission and purpose of the Women Who Care organization. A buffet dinner catered by The Royal Inn was followed by the highlight of the night, a tribute to the music of Neil Diamond by “Simply Diamond”, who delighted the group with his special performance. The ladies, decked out in their finest denim and diamonds, enjoyed dessert prepared by Sugar Mamas Bakery!

The next meeting of WWC members will be their Annual Business Meeting in the fall, where grants will be awarded. The grants are made possible by the pooled donations of the members who each contribute a minimum of $100 per year. At their annual meeting the membership votes for the projects they want to fund with their annual donations. Since 2009, the organization has given $268,400 back to the community. Membership to WWC is a fun and rewarding way for women to make a real difference in their hometowns.

WWC membership dues for the 2021 granting cycle will be accepted until July 1st.  Any woman interested in becoming a member should contact the Elk County Community Foundation office at 814-834-2125 or the Foundation’s website at elkcountyfoundation.com.