Archive for January, 2015

Women leaders raise powerful funds for local charities, build relationships

SHOREVIEW – Raising money in support of local charities has been the driving force behind an initiative launched by a group of women.

Since 2012 women in the Shoreview area have been pooling their funds to support worthy local charities. Shoreview resident Lisa Mattson is one of 10 women who founded The Power of 100, an organization designed to support a select set of Minnesota area charities.  Co-founder Pam Maccani told her friends of an idea she had found for a giving group, where every member of a group gave a certain amount of money to a single charity or cause. “It’s just a way to give back and a way to feel like you’re making a contribution to a charity serving our community,” Maccani said.

Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful
committed citizens could change the world.
Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.
~ Margaret Mead