You’re invited to 100 Men Who Care


Last August, one hundred men came together and awarded $5,000 to Gaylord Little League during the first 100 Men Who Care event. This year you are invited to the second 100 Men Who Care event on Wednesday, August 22nd, with doors opening at 7:30 am at the Headwaters Room located inside Jay’s Sporting Goods.

What makes the event so special? Imagine 100 of Otsego County’s men coming together for one hour to make a huge impact in the lives of many. “The concept is simple,” said Dana Bensinger, Executive Director of the Otsego County Community Foundation. “One hundred men meet once a year and agree to donate $100 each to a local charity or charities that are nominated by and voted on by the membership. That means over $10,000 invested in local charities right here in Otsego County.” 100% of all monies raised is given back to the community. One half that morning and the other half to support the Community Fund of the Otsego County Community Foundation to grant in the future.

This year, the following men have agreed to be ambassadors for the event: Chris Collins, Mark Copeland, Patrick Enders, Steven Enders, Bill Forreider, Cal McNamara, Arnie Morse, Austin Spires and Will Tomaski. When you see them in the community, they will be happy to give you more information about the event.

“I got involved with 100 Men Who Care because I wanted to make a positive impact in our community. Another reason that I became an ambassador for this event is to educate people on the Community Foundation and all the amazing things they do here in our area. This event will also give me the opportunity to nominate a non-profit that impacted me. ” stated Cal McNamara.

The organization has now started its membership drive. If you want to join other men in making a big impact in the community, please click here.

We would like to thank our generous event sponsor Phil Hofweber of Edward Jones for underwriting the event and the breakfast pizzas from Jan’s Deli, and Jay’s Sporting Goods for donating the coffee.