The collective giving organization of the Yankton area, 100 Women of Yankton, is holding its fifth membership distribution meeting on Thursday, March 5 at 7 p.m. at The Elks Lodge, located at 504 W 27th St in Yankton. The event will consist of five-minute presentations by five randomly selected organizations as well as an update from Food for Thought, the recipient of the November 2019 distribution.

The organization is currently accepting nominations from their membership to determine the five random presentations. To nominate an organization you must be a current 100 Women of Yankton member and simply need to fill out a nomination form before the deadline on Feb. 20 at 11:59 p.m. Nomination forms can be found at

Anyone interested in joining the organization can do so before the event by submitting a membership commitment form found at or by coming to the event that evening. Forms will be on hand for those that need them.

What is 100 Women of Yankton? The group was started in 2018 by five busy, Yankton women who wanted to come together to make a big impact without a big time commitment. How does the organization work? Members commit to a twice yearly $100 contribution ($200 annually) to a selected cause serving Yankton County. One-hour membership meetings will be held two times per year and members will have an opportunity to nominate their favorite nonprofits and causes. A vote will be taken and members will make their checks directly to the selected cause. If there are 100 women, that means $10,000 raised (or more) in just one hour for a local organization selected by the members. To date the organization has raised over $56,000 for local organizations.

More information can be found at, on the organization’s Facebook page at or by email at

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