August Newsletter 2020
Congratulations to our EIGHT 2020 Impact 100 Grant Finalists!
Impact 100 will award $400,000 in 2020 to four breakthrough nonprofits. Four of the following eight grant finalists will receive a $100,000 grant this September 10th during the first-ever virtual Impact 100 Annual Awards Celebration. All eight finalists will present their proposals to the Impact 100 membership, and, after member votes are counted, four will each receive a $100,000 grant to implement their projects.

Candidates submit applications for funding in one of five key IMPACT areas: Culture; Education; Environment, Preservation & Recreation; Family; and Health & Wellness.

The 2020 Annual Awards Celebration Hub
for all of the latest news on the 2020 AAC!
2020 Annual Awards Celebration is Going Virtual!
Stay tuned for more details as we prepare for the The 2020 Virtual AAC. The night will be full of celebration as we highlight all 8 of our finalists' amazing work in the community and announce our 4 Grant Recipients LIVE! Come be inspired.

Don’t Watch the AAC Alone - Host a WATCH PARTY!
Share the excitement of the 2020 VIRTUAL AAC by hosting a Watch Party!  Whether your party is for just a few guests or up to 10, we want to support your event by providing a party in a box!  
( All events will follow the Covid-19 guidelines).

Ramona Beck - Membership Spotlight
Meet Ramona Beck! Mother, grandmother, wife, and leader at Great Oaks - Assistant Dean to be exact. 

Calling all business owners!
We are looking for members that own business to donate items, gift cards or services. As you know, recruiting is important to our organization's sustainability and growth. We are hoping to incentivize members to help us recruit through raffles. 

Little Village
City Gospel Mission provides crib to career programming to meet the needs of at-risk children at every point of development.
2018 Grant Recipient - City Gospel Mission Little Village - "Play is essential for childhood development and in so many neighborhoods they're aren't places that have easy access that are affordable for those in need"
- Program Director, Melanie Gomez

LIVE! with Impact 100 - Webinars in August
It's hot out there! Stay in and watch a LIVE! with Impact 100 this August while enjoying your lunch. This is a great way to get up close and personal with our grant recipients and feel inspired by their accomplishment s.

Spend an hour learning what these two grant recipients have accomplished with Impact funding.
 Impact member Janet S. says it best!
 “ Live with Impact 100” zoom sessions are very special…you can connect with a smaller Impact 100 community in a virtual setting; meeting more of the amazing women who make up Impact 100 community. Sign up! It’s an hour you won’t regret! ” 

Register using the links below:

Racial Equity Conversations Underway
More than 75 Impact 100 members have signed up to participate in Racial Equity Conversations sponsored by the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Committee this summer

Meet our Charlotte R. Schmidlapp
Young Philanthropist class of 2021!
This is our 6th class of Young Philanthropists AND OUR LARGEST CLASS YET! 

Thank you to Laura Menge, YP Liaison & her selection committee for their thoughtful leadership. 

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