The 100 Women Who Care concept is intentionally simple. It is a grassroots mobilization of fundraising for community-focused impact. We are not a registered charity, non-profit organization or club. We are volunteer facilitators who provide networking events to bring together Cape Ann’s caring, giving women and our hard-working local charitable organizations for awareness, support and community impact.

Steering Committee

  • Diane Connolly

  • Erin McKay

  • Jane Remsen

  • Lisa Robinson

  • Marilyn Short

Diane Connolly
Diane Connolly is a retired school teacher living in Gloucester. While still working in Connecticut, she served as a partner of Social Venture Partners, supporting different non-profit organizations in a variety of capacities. Since moving to Gloucester, she has volunteered with Concord Prison Outreach, the Open Door Pantry, and traveled with Partners in Development to Mississippi. She dedicates her focus and energy to closing the opportunity gaps in our community.
Erin McKay
When Erin McKay and her husband moved their family to Gloucester they enrolled their children in the Gloucester Public Schools and were immediately impressed by the giving nature of this community. Since then, Erin has been involved with local organizations such as The Gloucester Education Foundation, Awesome Gloucester, Pathways, and Wellspring. She also owns Treetop Yoga Studio in Gloucester and sees a new side of this beautiful city as a local business owner. Gloucester is a special place where neighbors take care of each other, and Erin sees 100 Who Care as another thread in the fabric of community support.
Jane Remsen
Jane Remsen has a small business teaching computer and technology skills to seniors and residents of assisted living. Believing in giving back to one’s community, Jane has held many volunteer positions, and currently serves as a member of the Gloucester Planning Board. Through 100 Women Who Care Cape Ann, she is looking forward to sharing her strong volunteer ethic with others.
Lisa Robinson
Lisa Robinson spent nine years as a practicing attorney before taking time off to raise her three boys. She is now enjoying her second career as a development professional, first at Landmark School and currently as the Director of Development for Wellspring, a respected non-profit on Cape Ann. Lisa has served on the United Way local council and volunteers at other non-profits in the community.
Marilyn Short
Marilyn Short is a marketing and communications professional from Toronto Canada who first visited Gloucester almost 30 years ago and fell immediately in love with the community. When she learned about 100 Who Care, she knew it could have a positive impact on Cape Ann. She loves that 100 Women Who Care Cape Ann brings together more than 100 individuals to make a powerful difference in our community.