(IRON MOUNTAIN, MI.)–At its final meeting of 2017, 100+ Women Who Care in Dickinson County selected the Niles Hiltunen Benefit Fund to receive its generous donation of over $23,000. The packed gathering at the Pine Grove Country Club heard presentations from three 501(c)(3) organizations before making its decision. The idea for the Niles Hiltunen Benefit Fund developed when the Hiltunen family was struggling with the impending death of their young son Niles who was on life support at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin in 2009. They determined then to establish a fund to help families like themselves in Northeast Wisconsin and in the Upper Peninsula living with the challenges of disabilities or serious illness. Their purpose is to fill the gaps that insurances and other services do not cover. The donations given out by the Benefit Fund usually range from $200 to $250. Prior to this award, they have provided more than $15,000 to area families or programs that fit their mission. Contributions can be made to the Benefit Fund at the First National Bank in Iron Mountain. Since its inception in 2012, 100+ Women has now raised over $445,000 for local organizations and charities. The next meeting for this group is scheduled for Tuesday, February 13, 2018, at which time another 501(c)(3) nomination will be chosen. All interested women are invited to participate. For more information or to join 100+ Women, email firstname.lastname@example.org.