$35,000 in awards in eight categories, recognizing and honoring Marin County’s outstanding nonprofit volunteers, leaders, and organizations.
Welcome to 100Marin
BECOME A MEMBER
Do you care about Marin County and want to make a difference in our community? Join 100MARIN today and connect with like-minded individuals who share your philanthropic spirit.
Your membership includes:
• The opportunity to attend our exclusive annual event where you’ll learn about the incredible work being done by local nonprofits
- One vote for your favorite presenting nonprofit and see your generous annual pledge turned into a major impact gift that will support their important work
- The ability to nominate your favorite Marin-based nonprofit for consideration, helping to shine a spotlight on the organizations that mean the most to you
- An acknowledgement of your 100% tax-deductible donation, so you can take pride knowing that your donation is making a meaningful impact in our community
Please note that 100MARIN is a members-only giving circle, you must join in order to attend events. Members pay for their membership in lieu of paying a fee to attend the 100MARIN event. Members must still separately RSVP to attend the event.
We’re proud to say that when you become a member of 100MARIN and make a donation, 100% of your contribution goes directly to the selected nonprofit. That’s right – we cover the costs of our annual event and administrative expenses through the generosity of our sponsors. Plus, your donation is 100% tax deductible, so as a donor you can be confident that your contribution is supporting deserving, local nonprofits. Thank you for joining us in supporting the important work of local nonprofits in Marin County.
To learn more about becoming a member and joining our circle of like-minded philanthropists, please contact Edna Siljdedic at email@example.com.
We can’t wait to welcome you to 100MARIN!
WHAT'S A GIVING CIRCLE
100MARIN is Marin County’s premier members-only giving circle. Founded in January 2015, the group now has over 300 members.
We are a group of individuals who come together to make a difference in our community through collective giving. By pooling our resources, we are able to make a greater impact than we could on our own.
The giving circle concept is not new. Started in 2006 by a group of cause-minded women in the Midwest, giving circles have grown in popularity in recent years and there are now many different types of giving circles that exist around the globe. Some are small, informal groups of friends and family who come together to pool their resources for a common cause, while others are large, organized groups with a specific focus and structured giving processes. According to the Collective Giving Research Group, as of 2020 there were over 1,000 giving circles in the United States alone, and the giving circle movement continues to grow both nationally and globally.
What is a Giving Circle?
A giving circle is a form of collective philanthropy that brings together individuals who share a common goal of giving back to their community. Members pool their financial resources and then decide together how to allocate those funds to charitable organizations and causes that align with the group’s values and interests.
Why Join a Giving Circle?
Giving circles offer a unique and rewarding way to give back. By joining a giving circle, you have the opportunity to:
- Amplify your impact: By pooling funds with others, you can make a larger donation than you might be able to on your own.
- Build community: Giving circles provide an opportunity to connect with like-minded individuals who share your values and commitment to making a difference.
- Learn and Grow: Through the collaborative process of selecting recipients, you can gain knowledge and insights into community needs and effective philanthropy.
How Our Giving Circle Works
Our giving circle operates on an annual basis. Members contribute each year, which is then pooled together to create a grant fund. Members then have the opportunity to nominate and evaluate potential nonprofit recipients, and collectively decide how to allocate the funds.
• Commit to an annual donation schedule, e.g. giving $150 once a year
- As a member, you have the opportunity to nominate Marin-based nonprofit organizations that you believe would benefit from our collective giving. We encourage all members to participate in the nomination process and share their favorite causes with the group.
- Once the nomination period ends, 5 nonprofits are selected to join us at our annual event where we convene as a group to hear firsthand about the amazing work being done in our community by these organizations
- At the end, a vote is conducted to determine which organization will receive the group’s pooled donations
- The awareness and engagement opportunities for both the nominated organizations as well as the nonprofit community at large are increased
We welcome new members who are passionate about making a difference in our community through collective giving. If you’re interested in joining, please contact us to learn more.
Thank you for visiting our website and for your interest in 100MARIN. Together, we can make a positive impact on the world around us.
100MARIN & CVNL
In 2021, 100MARIN partnered with Center for Volunteer & Nonprofit Leadership (CVNL) to produce and administer the giving circle’s annual event. With CVNL’s support, 100MARIN is now positioned to grow its giving circle and raise more funds to increase community impact. With your participation, 100MARIN will be able to expand our reach, educate and engage more individuals about philanthropy and social change, and connect members to nonprofits, their communities, and each other.
At CVNL, we know that passion alone isn’t enough when it comes to creating strong nonprofits.That’s why we work with leaders and volunteers every day to help them build the skills and connections that can take their impact to the next level. When they are confident and prepared, our nonprofits will be better equipped to create healthy, happy, more equitable communities. We work daily to advance nonprofits and volunteerism by strengthening leadership, encouraging innovation, and empowering individuals in our communities.
Get to know CVNL.
100MARIN was created by a group of local, community-minded business professionals, with the following complementary objectives:
- To increase each circle member’s overall giving impact
- To develop and strengthen the network of individuals who are passionate about the local non-profit community.
Nina Gardner, JD
Jonathan Leidy CFA, CFP®
Portico Wealth Advisors
Cross Country Mortgage
Il Davide Restaurant
Kevin is a Senior Marketing Specialist with Coldwell Banker Realty, a residential real estate company based in Greenbrae. He helps families experience a smooth real estate transition and serves all of Marin. “I consider my biggest gifts to my clients to be my deep-seated Midwest values, calm demeanor and two decades of experience,” he says.
Kevin obtained his bachelor’s degree in Marketing from Southeast Missouri State University and has been a successful Realtor for almost 20 years in San Francisco and Marin County.
His free time is dedicated to his family and his hobbies including hiking, golf, woodworking and volunteering in the community. In addition to 100Marin, he has served on the Board and former Chair of HandsOn Bay Area. He also donates time and money to Home for a Home, the food bank, 10,000 Degrees and the Okizu Foundation.
Charter Members are the very first 100+ people to "take the plunge" and join 100MARIN:
Kerry Gallagher Volpe
Carey Hagglund Condy
Cari Lynn Pace
More information coming soon about the 2023 100MARIN Annual Fall Celebration!
Are you excited for the upcoming 2023 fall event? We certainly are! Our team is working hard behind the scenes to plan an unforgettable experience for all attendees.
We know you’re eager to learn more, and we promise to update our website with all the details as soon as possible. Be sure to check back regularly for the latest information, and keep an eye on your inbox for important updates and announcements.
We can’t wait to share this incredible event with you. Please be sure to join our mailing list and stay tuned for more updates, and get ready for an inspiring experience that you won’t want to miss!
For any questions, please contact Center for Volunteer & Nonprofit Leadership (CVNL) Event Manager, Edna Siljdedic, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you to our 2022 Sponsors!
Please scroll to the bottom of this page for information about becoming a new sponsor.
Interested in becoming a SPONSOR for our 2023 event?
Download our Sponsorship Benefits & Commitment Form below
FALL 2022 WINNER
FALL 2021 WINNER
Okizu (oak-eye-zoo) comes from the Sioux language and means unity, to come together, to heal from a hurt, to make whole. The mission of Okizu is to help all members of families affected by childhood cancer to heal through peer support, respite, mentoring, and recreational programs.
For 40 years, Okizu has been committed to the continuing support of the Oncology, Siblings, Family, Bereavement, and Teens-N-Twenties programs. These programs are the result of a collaborative effort between Okizu and the pediatric oncology treatment centers in Northern California.
The specific purpose of Okizu is to operate peer support programs for children and families affected by childhood cancer based on the community-forming nature of a residential camp experience. For that reason, all of Okizu’s programs are offered free of charge to the families we serve.
FALL 2020 WINNER
FALL 2020 WINNER
Canal Alliance offers immigration legal services, education and career programs, and social services to help Latino immigrants and their families overcome the barriers to success.
Their services help their clients:
- Graduate from college
- Learn English
- Become a U.S. citizen
- Get legal support
- Get immediate assistance
- Acquire job skills
FALL 2019 WINNER
Marin Center for Independent Living’s mission is to assist persons with all types of disabilities to achieve their maximum level of sustainable independence as contributing, responsible and equal participants in society.
The Marin Center for Independent Living (Marin CIL) was organized by a group of dedicated volunteers in 1979, following the world changing movement for disability rights begun next door in Berkeley in the 1960s. Ed Roberts, together with several other quadriplegic students, called for the opening of the University of California-Berkeley to students with disabilities, and the first curb cuts and ramps were born.
FALL 2018 WINNER
Project Avary offers long-term support, resources, guidance and training for children with incarcerated parents. Their programs are tailored to meet the needs of this unique population by providing youth development in leadership, emotional and social intelligence, and independent living skills.
Project Avary is a safe space where families and children of incarcerated individuals can be open and honest about the pain and grief of losing a loved one to the criminal justice system. Within this container of deep trust and respect, children of the incarcerated join together to grieve and heal the wounds of loss and abandonment.
Since 1999, this year-round program has met the unique emotional needs of children with a parent in prison. They intervene early in the lives of children at the ages of 8 to 11, and make a long-term 10-year commitment to each child and family.
FALL 2017 WINNER
Bloom is a non‐profit organization that provides complimentary wardrobes to men, women, and children who are transitioning to a life of self‐reliance. Their clients are among the low income or working poor populations who are referred by supporting social services agencies. The population served includes participants in substance abuse recovery programs, victims of spousal abuse, as well as others who are homeless, jobless, or suffering from economic hardship.
Bloom not only provides clothes to satisfy the requirements of the workplace, but also to enhance the social and recreational needs of their clients who are working to transition to a life of self‐sufficiency.
Bloom is the only non-profit in the United States to provide wardrobes for the entire family at no fee to the client.
FALL 2016 WINNER
Marin City Health & Wellness Center provides services from San Rafael to San Francisco. Founded to provide affordable and accessible health care services to residents of public housing, they are uniquely located in the communities where their clients live.
- State-of-the-art medical and dental care
- Natural birth center
- Behavioral and mental health programs
- Healthy lifestyle programs for all ages
Youth leadership programs for teen boys (The Defenders) and teen girls (Girl Power)
WINTER 2016 WINNER
Wednesday’s Gift is a critical piece of Marin County’s social safety net. For years, they have been busy helping local individuals and families obtain the basic necessities of life: food, clothing, and shelter.
In addition to their year-round work, Wednesday’s Gift organizes holiday giveaways of food, clothing, and toiletries to hundreds of homeless and disenfranchised people each year. Their gift bags contain key essentials for survival, and each one is accompanied by a holiday card that has been made by local school children.
SUMMER 2015 WINNER
Jessica’s Haven – Our mission is to be a small dog rescue that offers vocational and social opportunities to individuals with disabilities – we prefer saying people with different abilities. Our rescue dogs benefit from being socialized, bathed, walked, played with and love all the attention received from our program’s participants. Our growth potential is staggering- with your help!
WINTER 2015 WINNER
North Bay Children’s Center provides comprehensive high-quality child care and early education programs fueled by our vision of excellence and a spirit of innovation. Our mission is to assure optimal development for every child we serve through:
- Culturally rich programs that prepare children from diverse backgrounds to succeed socially, emotionally and academically
- Our Garden of Eatin’ program that weaves a culture of health and wellness throughout the organization and serves as a model for other communities to emulate
Strong family, school, and community partnerships that support a shared belief in each child’s ability to succeed
1 McInnis Parkway, Suite 175
San Rafael, CA 94903