100 Who Care – Ashland & Bayfield Counties

NorthLakes Community Clinic is the founding organization and host of the 100 Who Care Ashland & Bayfield Counties Chapter. The 100 Who Care Alliance is a national movement based on the simple and powerful giving circle concept. 

A giving circle is individuals coming together, pooling their dollars, learning collaboratively about their community’s needs, and deciding where to give the money. NorthLakes Community Clinic has adopted this philanthropic model to help neighboring nonprofits who partner in removing barriers to well-being and assisting the community. 

How it Works: 

As a member, you donate $100 with the 99 other members, so a collective fund of $10,000, three times in twelve months. The premise is many times we give $100 here and there and don’t feel like our money is making a difference, whereas $10,000 to an organization can make some impact! 

How to Become a Member: 

On this webpage, there are two forms. If you are a new member, please complete the commitment form and email  mrekemeyer@nlccwi.org. 

The Commitment Form:

This form is a handshake agreement that you will commit $300 annually. You also agree that the majority will rule and consent to write a check to the organization with the most votes. 

The Nomination Survey:

 Members have a voice in who receives the funds. First, you nominate one organization under each category.   We tally the surveys. The top three organizations nominated under each category present for 5 minutes, followed by a Q&A at that category event. Members cast a paper ballot vote after hearing the 501c3 organizations’ talks. The organization with the most votes receives the funds. All checks are written out directly to the chosen organization that night.  

If you can’t attend a meeting, we will email you the next day announcing the chosen organization and where to donate online or send your check. Proxy voting is available by clicking on the box at the bottom of our page. 

For additional information, contact mrekemeyer@nlccwi.org or follow the 100 Who Care Ashland & Bayfield  Counties Facebook page. 

NorthLakes Community Clinic Staff: Reba Rice, CEO; Madelaine Rekemeyer, Director of Development; Mary Karchinski, Manager of Executive Projects 

Event Volunteer Committee: Ashley Moore (Chair) Ed Brunner, Carol Fahrenkrog,  Kathy Grafsgaard, Karen Ruedi Crowell, Kim Sturm, Dave Olson, Pamela Hayes, Colleen O’Schaughnessy, Kerri Trubachik (Comptroller), Michael Miller, Mary Trettin, Linda Brunner 


Proxy Voting is helpful if you cannot attend an event in person. Your donation MUST be made before noon of the event day. If you have a member voting for you please let them know your choice of the organizations.