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Impact 100 Greater Indianapolis
Member Newsletter

January 2014
In This Issue
A Message from the President
It's Time to Sign Up for a Focus Area Committee!
Grant Winner Follow Up: Rock Steady Boxing
Impact 100 News and Notes
Upcoming Events
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A Message from the President 


Dear Impact 100 Greater Indianapolis Members and Friends,


Thank you to all of our new and returning members making up the $118,000 we will be awarding in June.


Karen Holly

Here are the numbers for 2014:

  • Total Funds to be awarded: $118,000
  • Major grant award amount: $100,000 (awarded to the finalist receiving the most votes at the annual dinner)  
  • Residual grant award amount: $4,500 (four of the finalists will receive an unrestricted grant in this amount)
  • Number of actual members (this includes syndicate members individually): 135
  • Number of syndicates: 9 (consisting of 26 members)
  • Number of brand new members: 27

Thank you to 2013 Impact 100 grant recipient Tindley Collegiate Academy for hosting the announcement event. The ladies attending the event got to see the space and the equipment that the middle school girls will be using in their quest to complete projects in their new STEM lab (science, technology, engineering, and math).


The Tindley Collegiate "Impact 100 STEM Lab."

STEM Curriculum Specialist Demetrice Smith-Mutegi demonstrates the 3D prototyping machine, one of many new-and impressive!-pieces of science and engineering equipment at Tindley Collegiate's "Impact 100 STEM Lab."

Karen Holly 

President, Impact 100 Greater Indianapolis

Last Call for Committee Participation!


If you are still interested in participating in a Focus Area Committee, please contact Amy Gilliatt at [email protected].  It's not too late to join! 
Grant Winner Follow Up: Rock Steady Boxing 
By Donna Oklak

Rock Steady Boxing, Impact 100's 2010 $100,000 grant recipient, has moved to a new and much larger facility to meet their growing needs.


"We took all of the equipment from the Impact 100 grant and it works great in our new larger facility," says Executive Director Joyce Johnson. "We even moved the rubber floor and the mirrors. We really took it all!" 


The new location, 6847 Hillsdale Court, is located off of Shadeland Avenue in an office park that once belonged to Hillsdale Nursery. The new facility is 500% bigger than the subleased gym that was part of Peak Performance.


Rock Steady Boxing's new facility.


The new Rock Steady Boxing (RSB) gym will not only increase the number of people fighting against Parkinson's in Indianapolis, but also will allow the agency to reach out to the United States and the world with its inspiring and innovative method of defeating this debilitating disease. Indianapolis' RSB continues to spread their successful training and noncontact method to many others.


The new facility is a center for people with Parkinson's and the newly diagnosed. Now when a neurologist hands out this devastating diagnosis the next words are, "There is a way to fight back. Here's how."


The Rock Steady Boxing website lists 12 affiliate Parkinson-centered gyms. One of the centers will be located as far away as Australia. There are other gyms coming soon in Michigan and New York that will join existing sites in California, Illinois, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Washington, D.C., plus four other locations in Indiana.


To learn more about the difference that Rock Steady Boxing makes in people's lives, take a look at this powerful and inspiring video from Purdue Parkinson's Disease Research and Rock Steady Gym.


Congratulations to our 2010 grantee Rock Steady Boxing as they continue to reach others with Parkinson's throughout the country and world! 

Impact 100 News and Notes
  • Read Matthew Tully's piece on Impact 100's 2012 grant recipient, Jameson Camp, in the Indianapolis Star.    
  • Impact 100 Garden State is one of the newest Impacts to join our loosely connected network of 15 collective giving groups called Impact 100 in many cities across the United States. The New Jersey Impact 100 completed their first year in November and gave their first grant of $135,000 to Combat Paper, a therapeutic arts project for veterans, led by veterans that operate at the Printing Center of New Jersey. We welcome Impact 100 Garden State.    
  • The #WomenLeadingPhilanthropy Symposium will be held April 2-3, 2014 in downtown Chicago. The Symposium is sponsored by Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy and their Women's Philanthropy Institute. Women like us are leading philanthropy today in unprecedented ways, and this conference will highlight our work while creating dynamic conversation. To register online visit
Upcoming Impact 100 Events

January 27, 2014: Family Committee Meeting

12:00-1:00 pm, Somerset CPAs, P.C., 3925 River Crossing Parkway, 46240


January 27, 2014: Education Committee Meeting

5:30-7:00 pm, Kathy Jenkins, Attorney at Law, 340 N. Rangeline Rd., Carmel, 46032


February 10, 2014: Family Committee Meeting

11:00 am - 1:00 pm, Somerset CPAs, P.C., 3925 River Crossing Parkway, 46240


February 11, 2014: Arts and Culture Committee Meeting

12-1:30 pm, Bingham Greenebaum Doll LLP, 10 W Market St, Ste 2700, 46204


February 12, 2014: Health and Wellness Committee Meeting

12:00-2:00 pm, Indianapolis Hebrew Congregation, 6501 N. Meridian St. 46260


February 12, 2014: Environment Committee Meeting

6:00-8:00 pm, Veritas Realty, 930 E. 66th St., 46220


February 17, 2014: Education Committee Meeting

5:30-7:00 pm, Kathy Jenkins, Attorney at Law, 340 N. Rangeline Rd., Carmel, 46032