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Impact 100 Greater Indianapolis
Member Newsletter

March 2013
In This Issue
A Message from the President
Focus Area Committee Update
Save the Date for the Annual Dinner
Member Feature: Lori Dunlap
Membership Notes
How Can We Help Girls
Upcoming Events
Quick Links
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A Message from the President 


Dear Impact 100 Greater Indianapolis Members and Friends,


Karen Kennelly
Karen Kennelly, President
Impact 100 Greater Indianapolis

In this issue we announce all of the nonprofits that have advanced to Stage 2: Full Application. Congratulations to all organizations and best of luck to all of you. I know I share the sentiment of others in wishing we could grant funds to every worthy organization that applies. Twice in our seven-year history we have had the opportunity to be able to award two high-impact (i.e., $100,000) grants within an award year. That meant that we had more than 200 members in those two years. It is our goal to grow our membership back to that level and beyond so that we are awarding multiple high-impact grants within each award year. We look to you, our members, to help us in that process by spreading the word, as well as by telling us how we can improve. You will soon receive the survey we mentioned last month; please take a few minutes and participate in that survey so that we can continue to grow.  Your responses to the survey will remain anonymous.  Thank you for all you do!

Karen Kennelly

President, Impact 100 Greater Indianapolis
Focus Area Committee Update


Focus Area Committees have selected which nonprofits will be asked to submit full proposals! See the list, below, of organizations that will be invited to continue the process.  For more details on the FACs, please visit the Focus Area Committee page of the Impact 100 website or contact Diane Pfeiffer at [email protected].


Arts and Culture (Rebecca Stratton, Chair: [email protected])
  • Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra
  • Indianapolis Theatre Fringe Festival
  • Oaks Academy

Education (Amy Micon, Chair: [email protected])

  • Charles A. Tindley Accelerated School/Tindley Collegiate
  • Horizon's at St. Richards
  • Indianapolis Public Library Foundation
  • New Life Development Ministries, Inc.

Environment (Beth Thomas, Chair: [email protected])

  • Animalia, Inc.
  • Indianapolis Parks Foundation
  • People for Urban Progress

Family (Kathy Jenkins, Chair: [email protected])

  • Blessings in a Backpack
  • Day Nursery Association, Inc.
  • John P. Craine House
  • Reach for Youth, Inc.

Health and Wellness (Cheryl Hughes, Chair: [email protected])

  • Agape Therapeutic Riding Resources, Inc.
  • American Diabetes Association, Indiana Area
  • The Dove Recovery House for Women, Inc.
  • Ruth Lilly Health Education Center  
Save the Date for the Annual Dinner



The Impact 100 annual dinner, where we vote for and award grants to our finalists, will be on Tuesday, June 11, at Courses Restaurant, which is located on the top floor of the old Stouffer's Hotel on the Ivy Tech campus at 2820 N. Meridian Street. Courses is a student operated restaurant, and part of the price of your dinner will go toward scholarships for hospitality students. (Watch this video about the hotel's conversion to Ivy Tech culinary classrooms.)


An email invitation to the dinner will be sent closer to the event date. 
Member Feature: Lori Dunlap


Lori Dunlap
Lori Dunlap

Impact 100 member Lori Dunlap has a new job at Ivy Tech! She is Associate Vice President for Facilities Planning and is responsible for capital and construction projects statewide. Lori started at Ivy Tech January 2.


Ivy Tech Community College is Indiana's largest post secondary institution and the nation's singly largest accredited statewide community college serving 200,000 students each year. Lori explains, "This is a fun place to be considering the push for additional job training and education for workers."


At Ivy Tech, Lori coordinates their 14 regional campuses to acquire land, execute leases, renovate buildings and develop new facilities. Other tasks include making sure public bidding laws are followed and maintaining records. Lori also makes presentations to the State Board of Trustees and the Commission for Higher Education for new projects.


Lori has been at lots of fun places during work hours. She previously worked on the Lucas Oil Stadium project and oversaw the most recent Indiana Convention Center expansion. Last year she also worked for the Indianapolis Super Bowl committee ensuring that many details were completed on time and that the visitors had a great experience. 


About her five years as an Impact 100 member, Lori says, "Impact has been so eye opening and amazing for me. I never knew 90 percent of the organizations applying to Impact until I read their proposals." She says she has enjoyed learning about nonprofits in our community and is inspired to get more involved.

Membership Notes      

Impact 100 survey from Constant Contact coming soon      
All current Impact 100 members and a select number of prior members will receive a short electronic membership survey soon from Constant Contact. We need your input to improve the Impact 100 experience for all of our members!


When you receive the survey, we would really appreciate it if you would take the time to respond. The membership survey for prior members is only 10 questions. The one for current members is slightly longer. We promise it will not take long to complete your survey. Thank you in advance for helping improve Impact 100 Greater Indianapolis! We are here to serve you. Your response will help us grow Impact 100!

How Can We Help Girls
Girl Rising

A new film called Girl Rising is at the heart of a social action campaign to change the world for girls. The project has grown out of research on the most effective way to end global poverty. The answer from many experts in many fields-agriculture, health, HIV, human trafficking-is the same. By educating girls everything changes. This inspiring film about nine girls is narrated by nine female actresses, including Meryl Streep, Alicia Keys and Anne Hathaway, to name a few.


The film will be shown on April 1, 7:30 p.m. at Circle Center Theatre, downtown Indianapolis, and April 21, 5 p.m. at Galaxy Stadium 14, 8105 E. 96th Street, Indianapolis. To learn more and "tip" other showings of the film, visit Girl Rising.  


Upcoming Events

Week of April 22 - Site visits to semi-finalists

Week of May 6 - Committee finalists selected and notified; all others declined

Late May - Nonprofit Finalists Luncheon with Impact 100 leadership and FAC Chairs

Mid-June - Impact 100 Greater Indianapolis annual meeting with finalist presentations and vote, Courses Restaurant