Learn about joining Impact100 Philadelphia

Are you or any friends or colleagues interested in learning about membership in Impact100? Please join us for a short information session tomorrow , Wednesday, July 22 at 6pm on Zoom.

We’ll talk about why women choose to become members, how our grantmaking works, and why our grant funding is needed in 2021 more than ever.
We'll show a short video of members speaking about their experiences, and will save lots of time for questions. The session will wrap up no later than 7pm.

Please note you must register in advance to receive the link for the July session. We're holding another session on Thursday, August 13 at 6 pm, and anyone interested can register for that August session now.
Founders Fellowship: Apply by July 31

Impact100's Founders Fellowship program is for women ages 25-35 and is intended to encourage young women to learn about philanthropy and the critical issues that affect the Philadelphia region, and to participate in the work of a collective giving grantmaking organization.

Additional information about the Founders Fellowship criteria and the application can be found  here and completed applications are due by  July 31 . Members and friends: Please feel free to forward this to young women who would be good candidates for the program.
Guidestar Platinum Seal of Transparency

We're pleased to announce that Impact100 Philadelphia has once again earned GuideStar's highest rating, a 2020 Platinum Seal of Transparency.

We are committed to transparency in all operations and interactions with members, nonprofit applicants, grantees, and the broader Philadelphia regional community.
36 Applicant Organizations
Honoring the 36 organizations that reached the final stage
of Impact100's review process

From an initial pool of more than 200 applicants, 36 organizations reached the final stage of our Focus Area Committee review process. This group of 36 is recognized on our website banner and can be viewed here .

We hope you'll take a minute to look at this stellar list of organizations that are doing so much good in the region.
Grantees in the News
Women's Center, ACLAMO, and Mighty Writers in the spotlight

Our 2020 $100,000 Core Mission grantees have made the news in recent months.

In this article in The Mercury about the rise in domestic abuse during the pandemic, Maria Macaluso of the Women's Center of Montgomery County said, "We want domestic violence victims to know they are not alone," and described the legal advocacy and counseling services the Women's Center continued to provide during the shut-down.

Nelly Jimenez of ACLAMO was covered in numerous TV and print pieces about the Supreme Court's DACA decision in June. In this article in The Times Herald , she said, "This is a win for the DACA dreamers. We are celebrating today but we're going back to work tomorrow... to find a permanent path DACA recipients."

And on a lighter note, Mighty Writers staff member Tyreek Wanamaker was featured on the TV show Queer Eye (Episode 4) on June 5. This article gives an update on how Mighty Writers and Tyreek have continued to help others during the pandemic.
Recognizing outgoing Board members
Four board members leaving after a combined 10 years of service

It is with the deepest gratitude that we recognize the dedication and service of four board members whose terms ended June 30:

  • Grants Co-Chair: Toby Gang
  • Membership Co-Chair: Tamara Banko
  • Membership Co-Chair: Kathy Schlesinger
  • Assistant Secretary: Michelle Nguyen

Toby, Tamara, and Kathy served during a time of tremendous membership growth as well as significant changes to our grants process -- and all that was before the events of this past spring that required even more of their attention and management! We can't thank them enough for their commitment and care of Impact100 over the past three years. We also thank Assistant Secretary Michelle Nguyen for her service last year. Michelle brought a quick mind and keen insights to board discussions and governance issues. Finally, we want to acknowledge the leadership of Madge Rothenberg, who will remain on the board as Past President, but served Impact100 with incredible grace and dedication as Co-President for the past three years.

On July 1, Impact100 Philadelphia's 2020-21 Board of Directors took office, and we are particularly delighted to welcome the four new board members whose names are in blue. We're also indebted, beyond what words can express, to Administrator Cari Sundermeier for the skills and good-natured management she brings to all she does for Impact100.

Co-Presidents: Carolyn Ashburn & Suzan Willcox
Vice President: Monica Justice
Past President: Madge Rothenberg
Treasurer: Pat Bonney
Secretary: Jennifer Vollmer
Assistant Secretary:  Michele Perlstein
Communication Chair: Mary Broach
Grants Chairs: Renee Applegate & Beverly Schwartz
Membership Chairs: Isabel Clark & Ellen Gilbert
Nonprofit Liaison Chairs: Alice Hausman & Denise Horan
Program Chairs: Nancy Gottlieb & Eve Prensky Roe
Founders Fellowship Chair: Joanne Levy
Strategic Initiatives/DEI:  Jvawnna Bell
Would you like to join us or tell others about Impact100?
Impact100 Philly's growth is due to our members' enthusiasm for collective giving.
If you'd like to tell others about our organization , please feel free to forward
this newsletter - and we thank you for spreading the word. Members referring other women as members are by far the top reason for Impact100's growth since 2008.
If you or a friend or colleague would like to join Impact100 , we'd love to have you!

Women ages 36 and over join for $1,150; of that total, $1,000 is added to the grants pool for 2021. Women 35 and under join as Young Philanthropists at half that rate, $575.

The deadline to join and support the 2021 grants is December 1 , but members
who join or renew now are much-appreciated . Your early support is
tremendously helpful for planning and helps expand our membership
and funding for the coming year.