100 Women Who Care supports shelter

A philanthropy group that supports nonprofits and causes in Santa Fe has contributed more than $3,000 to the Santa Fe animal shelter’s foster program.

Katie Rountree of 100 Women Who Care in Santa Fe recently handed the shelter’s director, Jennifer Steketee, a combined donation of $3,460 for its New Hope program, which handles foster, hospice and transfer animals.

“We are so appreciative of the support from 100 Women Who Care in Santa Fe,” Steketee said during a check-passing ceremony. “The funds will go a long way to support the most vulnerable of our animals. Many of the animals that New Hope helps are the very young or very old and all need special care, diets and especially, love.”

The group selected the shelter’s program as a recipient of the members’ donations at its August quarterly meeting. Other recipients included the Santa Fe Waldorf School and the Prom Closet.

The group’s mission is to help the community by having at least 100 women contribute $100 four times a year. Group members nominate several groups and those names are dropped into a hat; three names are chosen and then those groups make a 5-minute presentation. Afterwards, the members vote and whichever group gets the most votes is the first place winner, and that group receives funds from members who are present; the second-place winner receives checks from members who are not present and the third-place winner receives $900 from three business sponsors.

So far, the group has raised more than $160,000 for area charities and organizations. For more information, visit the website at 100womenwhocaresantafe.com.