The local chapter of the 100+ Women Who Care of the New River Valley recently donated $10,625 to the member-selected organization Montgomery Museum of Art and History in Christiansburg.
Montgomery Museum was chartered in 1983 to collect, preserve, and interpret the history of Montgomery County and the region. The museum also promotes an understanding of the role of art and artists in the region primarily through the exhibition of the work of regional artists.
The museum plans to use the funds donated by the 100+ Women Who Care to expand its educational programming outreach by making materials more accessible to individuals and schools; to help fund the Town Square Storyboard Project’s signs and subsequent installation; and to bolster new art and history programs and exhibits that highlight untold and neglected voices and stories.
The museum’s Executive Director, Casey Jenkins, said, “We are so grateful to the 100+ Women Who Care for making this funding available to the museum. It will help ensure that cultural programming is accessible to everyone within Montgomery County and beyond.”
The 100+ Women Who Care chapter meets quarterly on the third Tuesday of January, April, July, and October. The organization continues to meet virtually and will meet via ZOOM on Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2022, at 7:00 p.m. Committed members donate $100 each quarter, and each meeting lasts one hour.
At each 100+ Women Who Care quarterly meeting, the names of three local not-for-profits are drawn from a bucket. Each organization must have a 100+ Women Who Care sponsor willing to present on its behalf. The group’s membership area includes the counties of Montgomery, Giles, Pulaski, and Floyd, and the City of Radford. All interested women are invited to join to support local not-for-profits that make the New River Valley a better place to live. For more information, visit www.100womenwhocarenrv.com or email firstname.lastname@example.org.