100+ Women Who Care was founded by Karen Dunigan of Jackson, Michigan in 2006. Her group of 100 women raised over $12,800 at its first meeting to purchase 300 new baby cribs for a local nonprofit agency.
Since then, over 350 chapters (which include Men, People and Kids Who Care chapters) have been launched around the world in a like-minded effort to make a positive difference on a local level.
The 100+ Women Who Care Sault Ste. Marie chapter was founded in 2016 by 5 community-minded women who sought to make a difference in Sault Ste. Marie. The founding members include:
- Sandra Hollingsworth
- Patricia (Murielle) McGrath
- Cathy Shunock
- Marnie Stone
- Rosetta Sicoli
After the first meeting in May 2015, Tracey Fyfe joined the executive committee.
In June 2017, Gabrielle Fogg also joined the executive committee.
In 2019, Toni Lukenda also joined the executive committee.