We'd Like to Hear From You
We do our best to listen closely to our members. As we kick off our fiscal year, we are asking each of you - whether you're a current member, past member, or prospective member - to send us your ideas for how we can make Impact 100 better. Your idea can relate to process, member events, the board of directors, our communication practices, or anything that you think will help us improve. We want to make Impact 100 a better organization for members, nonprofits, and the community. Please send your thoughts to [email protected]
with the subject line: "Improving Impact 100." If you would like to send your comments anonymously, you can mail them to:
Impact 100 Greater Indianapolis
PO Box 40531
Indianapolis, IN 46240
You can also send your feedback directly to one of the board members or committee chairs:
*Terry urges all members and friends to send her suggestions or referrals
for new members.
Thank you so much for your help. We're looking forward to a great year!
Many organizations have a regular meeting where they have someone from the community speak on a topic of interest to their members. Impact 100 has spoken to groups in the past, and we thought it was a good idea to let our members and friends know how to contact us if they have a group that would be interested. It doesn't have to be a big group or even a formal one...churches, businesses, book clubs, neighborhood meetings, or parties are all great opportunities for people to learn more about giving circles and local philanthropy. The purpose is to introduce more people to the idea of giving back to our community, and that you don't have to be rich and have a building with your name on it to be a philanthropist.
We promise no hard sells, just information to get conversations started and people thinking about what they can do to make a difference. Send an email to [email protected]
if you have any questions or would like to request an Impact 100 speaker.
Will You Consider an Extra Donation to Support Our Scholarship Program?
You may already be aware of our relatively new Scholarship Program, where Impact 100 funds the membership fee for young women interested in philanthropy so that they can fully participate in our process. The program has had a positive effect on the women who have participated, and these young women have brought a fresh perspective to our organization. We would like to continue the program this year, with the goal of funding ten young philanthropists. To do so, we need your help! Please consider making an additional donation earmarked for the scholarship program. This money does double duty: just like your regular membership donation, it goes straight to a worthy non-profit, but it has the added benefit of exposing a young woman to the experience of giving circles and the world of philanthropy in Indianapolis.
If you are interested in supporting the scholarship program with a donation, please contact Terry Mumford at [email protected].
Impact 100 Global Conference
The First Impact 100 Global Conference is in Delray Beach, Florida, October 23-25, 2016. The conference is hosted by Impact 100 founder Wendy Steele and the members of the five Florida Impact 100 organizations. Go to www.impact100global.org for more information on the conference. This conference is open to all Impact 100 members. If you are interested in going, please let us know by sending an email to [email protected]. We'd love to get all Impact 100 Greater Indianapolis members together for dinner.
Previous Winner Events
Red Carpet Screening of Impact 100 Residual Grant Winning Film
Attucks: The School That Opened a City premiered on Thursday, August 18 at the Madame Walker Theatre. The film, a 2015 Residual Grant winner produced by Ted Green with WFYI, was screened before an audience of over 1000, including many noted Attucks grads who came from all over the country to attend. The story of this school is an important part of the Indianapolis story, and the pride of the graduates in attendance was palatable. As Madame Walker Theatre became Hollywood for the night, there was a red carpet and photographers capturing the moment. The film will be shown at Indianapolis high schools in the next few weeks, has been submitted to numerous film festivals, and will air on public television (including WFYI) in September. It is also available for purchase from Heartland Films and WFYI for $20.
Representatives of Impact 100 at the premiere included Amy Micon, chair of the 2015 Arts and Culture Focus Area Committee; Donna Oklak, co-founder of Impact 100 Greater Indianapolis; Charlitta Winston, current Board Grants Co-Chair and a member of the 2015 Arts and Culture FAC; Beth Thomas, current Board President; Karen Holly, 2015 Board President; and Anne Nelson, current Board Secretary.