Bloom Executive Director Sherene Chen, at center, accepts a $44,000 award from philanthropic giving circle 100Marin at the Mill Valley Community Center on Sept. 28. Courtesy image.

100Marin, a members-only circle of like-minded, philanthropic individuals who are dedicated to enhancing the support and awareness of Marin County nonprofits, doled out their annual award this year to Bloom, the nonprofit organization that provides free wardrobes and life skills training to men, women and families transitioning to a life of self-reliance and looking for a job.

“We are overwhelmed with the community’s generosity and know that the $44,000 Bloom will receive will go a long way in helping our clients on their path to self-reliance,” says Bloom ED Sherene Chen, who accepted the award along with her board members at a Sept. 28th ceremony at the Mill Valley Community Center. 

Founded in January 2015, 100Marin has more than 200 members who commit to an annual donation schedule and then convene on that same schedule to hear presentations from 3-5 local non-profits. Bloom was nominated along with The Marin History Museum, The Marin YMCA, Big Brothers Big Sisters of the North Bay, and Conservation Corps North Bay.