100+ Men Who Care Pittsburgh

100+ Men Who Care Pittsburgh

         In January 2017, Rick Malik and Kirk Vogel co-founded the 100+ Men Who Care Pittsburgh chapter.  This is a group of men who care about local causes, and they work to make a BIG impact in the community.   

       “We meet four times a year and select a different charity each time.  Each member is committed to a minimum of $400 per year ($100 per meeting) regardless if they’re able to attend the meeting or not.  Each attendee has the option to submit a charity, and we randomly draw three.  The selected members speak on behalf of their charity and vie for support.  Following the presentations, the group votes and the majority wins.  We all contribute a minimum of $100 directly to the charity.  Our organization does not have an entity, we are 100 percent pass-through.  We only donate to certified 501-3(c) charities which are local to Greater Pittsburgh,” Kirk said. 
       “I learned about the 100+ Alliance concept from a colleague of mine who started a chapter in the Cedar Rapids, Iowa area.  What intrigued me was the simplicity of the model and the fact that it was a way to be personally involved in selecting a charity that would benefit Pittsburgh and the Southwestern Pennsylvania area.  Being able to drive significant contributions to the organizations that impact the communities that we grew up in and live in today was important to me.  It really is about leveraging the relationships that we all have and bringing together a group of people that have a philanthropic heart to make a difference,” said Rick.   
       “Kirk was the first person I thought about sharing the concept with, and he immediately jumped at the opportunity to co-found the Pittsburgh chapter with me,” added Rick.      

Check presentation to Glimmer of Hope

  “We held our first meeting on March 29, 2017.  Currently, we have 93 members and we continue to grow.  Of course, our goal is to reach 100+.  To date, we have donated a total of $33,750 to local organizations.  Our most recent charity that we contributed to was Glimmer of Hope, which received $10,000,” said Kirk. 
         In addition to Glimmer of Hope, 100+Men Who Care has also contributed to Alexis Joy D’Achille Foundation for Postpartum Depression, Make A Wish of Greater Pennsylvania and West Virginia, Allegheny Youth Development and Tickets for Kids Charities.
          Rick is the Senior Vice President/Sr. Principal with Healthcare Performance Partners/Vizient, a healthcare performance improvement company.  Kirk is the President/Partner of Walnut Grill Holdings. 

         The next event for 100+ Men will be held at 6:00 p.m., June 28, at Walnut Grill, 12599 Perry Hwy., in Wexford.  For more information on 100+ Men Who Care Pittsburgh, visit their website at http://www.100plusmanpittsburgh.org/, or visit them on Facebook at  https://www.facebook.com/100MenPittsburgh/. 

By Paula Green