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The Basics
  • Each member commits to a $50 for four times a year contribution

  • Members can nominate charitable organizations that benefit the Island of Puerto Rico area

  • Members attend a 1 hour quarterly meeting where three charities are randomly drawn from all submitted, and one is selected by member votes

  • Each member writes a $50 check directly out to the selected charity that evening

It's a simple, but POWERFUL, process.  At each meeting we have the power to generate a $10,000 (or larger!) donation for one local non-profit!

Membership Obligations & Rights
  • Each member, or member team, commits to $50 per meeting ($200 annually)

  • All members must have a completed and signed Membership Form on file and stay current on their contributions to maintain their right to nominate and vote on non-profits, even if they cannot attend a meeting

  • Any member in good standing can nominate a non-profit to be considered for the donation

  • To be considered, non-profits must have 501(c)(3) status and be based in the Island of Puerto Rico area

  • Non-profits receiving our donations will agree to refrain from creating, selling, or distributing a list with our members' contact information

Voting Process
  • Members wishing to nominate non-profits will write their name and the name of the non-profit on a ballot and put it into the fish bowl upon arrival at the meeting

  • At the beginning of each meeting, 3 non-profits will be randomly drawn from the fish bowl

  • The 3 nominating members will each make a 5 minute presentation about their non-profit

  • A brief question and answer period will follow the presentations

  • Voting ballots will be distributed and all eligible members and teams in attendance will submit their votes

  • The non-profit receiving the most votes will be awarded the donations collected at that meeting

  • A vote resulting in a tie will be subject to revote between the tied non-profits. A tie during a revote will be decided by choosing one of the tied non-profits at random from the fish bowl

  • Any non-profit not chosen to receive the donations is eligible for nomination at the next meeting. The non-profit that won the vote will not be eligible to be nominated again for a period of two years.

Donation Process
  • Once the selected charity is announced, all members in attendance will write a check directly to the selected non-profit and turn it in before leaving the meeting

  • All donations must be submitted by check

  • For members that are not able to attend the meeting, instructions on how to submit their checks by mail will be provided

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