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Impact 100 Greater Indianapolis
Member Newsletter

December 2012
In This Issue
A Message from the President
Join Us for Lunch - December 12th
Sign Up for Focus Area Committee
Membership Notes
Impact 100 Finalist Update
Upcoming Events
Quick Links
A Message from the President 


Dear Impact 100 Greater Indianapolis Members and Friends,


It's that time of year where we all make our final charitable giving decisions for 2012. Personally, I add up what I've given, compare it to what I intended to give, think about what impact I may have made, and evaluate whether or not I've met my goals.  Of course, 

Karen Kennelly
Karen Kennelly, President
Impact 100 Greater Indianapolis

I always think I could have done more and vow to do more the next year!  


As you reflect on the year and think through these things as well, please remember the significant impact your $1,000 has made in prior years and the knowledge you have gained about the wonderful organizations in our community. Or if you aren't yet a member, talk to a member, read our Progress Report chronicling our past seven years, surf through our  website, and learn more about the tremendous impact you would be able to make on the greater Indianapolis community by becoming a member. The residual benefits to both yourself and the community are everlasting!


Karen Kennelly

President, Impact 100 Greater Indianapolis
Join Us for Lunch on December 12th at Kona Jack's!

All members and prospective members are invited to join us for a holiday lunch at Kona Jack's (9419 North Meridian Street, Indianapolis) at 11:30 a.m. Bring a friend who would be interested in learning about Impact 100, have a bite, and enjoy the season! Please RSVP to Karen Wholly by Monday, December 10th.

Sign Up for a Focus Area Committee 


Impact members consistently say that serving on a Focus Area Committee (FAC) is a great way to get to know other Impact members while learning in depth about our community's needs and amazing nonprofit resources. Click here to find a description of the FACs and their meeting times in 2013. Please submit your Committee request (or questions) to Diane Pfeiffer at [email protected]. Please include both your first and second committee choice. Requests will be accepted through January 11th.  

Membership Notes

Member Count:
  74 (As of December 5th)

Membership Payment: Don't forget your member payment is due before December 31st!  You can find a copy of the member form at  Please mail the form, along with payment to:

Impact 100 Greater Indianapolis

P.O. Box 40531

Indianapolis, IN 46240  


Help Recruit: Please help us recruit new members in this final month! If you would like to print out a member brochure to give to a friend or family member, you can find it on the  Impact 100 Website


Indy Reads Event:  Thanks to all who made the November 13th Indy Reads event a success! We had a great time socializing and meeting prospective new members. As always, Indy Reads would love to receive your gently used adult and children's books. It's also a great place to find some last-minute stocking stuffers!

Jameson Camp
Jameson Camp makes site improvements, including the new butterfly garden pictured here, with Impact funds
Impact 100 Finalist Update:
Jameson Camp 


The 2012 Impact 100 winner, Jameson Camp, is making great strides with its funded Environmental Education program, says CEO Dan Shepley.  


The Impact 100 grant has enabled Jameson Camp to improve its programming in a number of ways. Since Jameson Camp received the grant (just five months ago) their environmental education program has served about 1,500 youth. This is significantly more students than in 2011. Last year, Jameson Camp served just over 1,000 students for the entire year. Not only have the number of day and overnight field trips steadily increased, but more children have been introduced to nature and science in a fun, hands-on, active way. The Impact 100 grant has also allowed Jameson to offer a wider variety of enriching activities to about 500 summer campers with disadvantaged backgrounds.  


Finally, Jameson is creating new learning opportunities on their grounds and has completed renovations for a small pond, an interpretative trail with native plants and trees and is working on a bridge and natural playground for nature-based and imaginative play.    


"We are so pleased to be able to give more kids an opportunity to get outdoors and learn about nature," says Shepley. "Jameson Camp is very thankful to all the Impact 100 members for our grant."
Upcoming Events

Dec 12 - Membership Event, Kona Jack's

Dec 31
- Membership Deadline - all 2012/13 members must pay their $1,000 by this date



Jan 11 - Focus Area Committee member preferences due

Jan 16
- Focus Area Committee assignments finalized

Week of 14-18 - Membership Announcement Event & Membership Social, details TBD

Jan 17
- Nonprofit Letters of Inquiry must be submitted no later than 5pm

Week of 21-25
- Focus Area Committees hold orientation meetings

Week of 11-15 - Second FAC meetings:  Selection of nonprofits to submit full proposals

Week of 18-22 - Nonprofit applicants notified whether or not they are advancing to full proposal stage

Week of 18-22 - FAC Chair or representative review with advancing nonprofits the financial info and other grant materials and requirements