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100 Men who care has Cornelius connection

June 20. By Dave Vieser. A group called 100 Men Who Care Charlotte/LKN has recently been established and carries a strong connection with Cornelius: Board Chair Colin Furcht lives in Cornelius. The group is part of the 100 People Who Care Alliance, a group which brings together local men to give back to the local community.

“We meet four times a year to hear about local charities and to network amongst ourselves,” said Furcht. “Three local charities are chosen to speak to the group at each meeting, to which every member brings a blank check for $100. The group hears the message from each charity and votes on the one they want to receive the gift. The majority winner gets the entire donation of $10,000 or more. All local charities are considered and the Board chooses three each quarter to be heard. Afterwards, the group meets to enhance business and personal relationships.”

The board is comprised of local professionals who have been in the business of giving back for many years. Others on the board are Eric Paul, owner of the Rusty Rudder; Bryan Paschal, owner of Paschal Promotions; Alex Bishop, with Ameriprise Financial: Adrian Stout of AFLAC, financial professional Bob Bielecki; and Paul Sercer from Wells Fargo Advisors.

At their inaugural meeting March 30 at Port City Club, approximately 35 members were present and three charities were chosen to speak. Ultimately, Hope House of Huntersville was chosen to receive the total donation from the group. Hope House provides housing and support services for single unaccompanied women or women with children (boys up to age 8 only) experiencing “situational” homelessness.

Their next meeting is at 6 pm Wednesday June 29 at The Comedy Zone in the NC Music Factory. Charity presentations start at 6:30 pm and the meeting adjourns at 7:30 pm. All members are invited to stay for the show at no additional cost. Food and beverage are available. Other 2016 meetings will be in September and December at locations within the Charlotte area.

For more information go to www.facebook.com/100menwhocarecharlottelkn.