Charity Nominations

Nominating a Charity

  • To nominate a charity, you must be an active 100 Teens Who Care Lakeland registered member.
  • Nominations must be received 3 weeks in advance of the meeting to be approved by the Teen Executive Board.
  • Nominations will be randomly selected 2 weeks before the meeting.
  • The three nominators selected will be notified 2 weeks before the meeting via phone call and will be asked to prepare a 3-5 minute "pitch" presentation for the upcoming meeting.
  • Chosen nominators must submit an outline of their presentation and a copy of the Charity Information form 1 week prior to the meeting to 100teenslakeland@gmail.com.

Charity Criteria

  • Any charity or not-for-profit group must be a registered 501(c)3 organization.
  • All charitable groups must be established for at least one year and serve the Lakeland community.
  • No national or international charities will be considered, as our aim is to keep our donations local; exceptions include if the organization has a local chapter and proceeds will benefit the local community.
  • Generally schools and churches will not be considered, as our goal is to reach out to community organizations.
  • A charity may submit its own Charity Information form, however, it must be nominated by a registered member of 100 Teens Who Care Lakeland to be considered for a donation.
  • An organization that is selected for the group donation may be considered again after a 2-year period.

Presentation Guidelines

The following information should be included in each 3-5 minute presentation:

  • Charity mission statement
  • Who and what the charity serves and supports
  • What the donated funds would be used for

Helpful Presentation Tips

  • Utilize a copy of the Charity Information form during your presentation. 
  • The best presentations are ones that include the reasons why you selected your charity -- why is the charity important to you or how are you connected to it?
  • Remember to look at your audience and smile!

 

Quarterly Nomination Form

To nominate a charity before the next quarterly meeting, please use this button to access the Google form. All nominations must be received 3 weeks prior to the next meeting date to be considered.