50 Women Strong is a new group focused on improving Erath County. Here’s what else you need to know.



By SARA VANDEN BERGE


“A strong woman stands up for herself. A stronger woman stands up for everyone else.” - unknown


Enter 50 Women Strong.


The newly-formed Erath County based organization is raising money to fund local causes and fulfill unmet needs.


“This new foundation gives a voice to a diverse group of women from all walks of life within the community who want to create a legacy of improvement through philanthropy,” Dr. Rita Cook told Beneath the Surface News.


The group will meet four times per year with a focus on culture and beautification, education, environment, family, and health and wellness and will not consider religious or political requests.


Membership is open to any woman donating $1,000 to the foundation. Payment options are available but total membership fees must be met by Dec. 31.


Each year the membership will vote to fund requests from different organizations, groups and people in Erath County.


One hundred percent of membership fees will be distributed.


“The organization’s focus is to provide financial support to smaller, grassroots organizations who historically don’t have major fundraising capabilities,” Rita said.


Fifty Women Strong is a donor-based advised fund through Boucher, Morgan and Young and all donations are 100% tax deductible.


Request for Proposals can be found here. Hard copies can also be mailed to P.O. Box 96, Stephenville, TX 76401.


For more information, call Dr. Rita Cook at 785-376-2570.