Newsletter - December 2017
Message from Our Co-Chairs
We are so grateful for each of you and your passion for Impact 100! Thank you for all you’ve done to help us grow and give back $200,000 to our wonderful communities. During this season of Thanks and Giving, please remember to share Impact 100 with ladies you are friends with and ladies you come into contact with…the end of the year is an important time for giving and donations! 
As many of our families enjoy celebrations and family traditions, enjoy your family time and know that we are very thankful for each one of you! Your giving to Impact 100 is making a difference in the lives of those in our community.

Sidney Jordan and Tricia Russell
Impact 100 Greater Peninsula
Co-Chairs 2017-19
Giving Circles: More Impact to Go Round
Inside the red brick St. Michael's Lutheran Church in North Philadelphia, the walls, lined with stained glass windows, reverberate with the haunting strains of a chorus of middle schoolers singing Leonard Cohen's "Hallelujah".

It's a soaring rendition of a ubiquitous song. The simple repetition of the word is comforting, mesmerizing and uplifting. And as the voices of the eight vocalists merge as they gather around the piano and their vocal coach, it is easy to forget for a moment that this is not a troupe of professionals. Read More
Receive a Tax Deduction for Using These as Gifts - Great Vehicle for End of the Year Gift Consideration
Securities and mutual funds that have increased in value and been held for more than one year are one of the most popular assets to use when making a gift to a charitable cause like Impact 100 Greater Peninsula. Making a gift of securities or mutual funds to Impact 100 offers you the chance to support us while realizing important benefits for yourself.

When you donate appreciated securities or mutual funds you have held more than one year, you can reduce or even eliminate federal capital gains taxes on the transfer. You are also entitled to a federal income tax charitable deduction based on the fair market value of the securities at the time of the transfer.

An outright gift vs appreciated securities. When you donate securities to Impact 100 Greater Peninsula, you receive the same income tax savings that you would if you wrote a check, but with the added benefit of eliminating capital gains taxes on the transfer, which can be as high as 20 percent.

Happy Holiday Season!

Sidney Jordan - Co-Chair, Communications Chair
Tricia Russell - Co-Chair, Membership Chair
Tasha Rose - Co-Chair Elect, Events Co-Chair

Alexis Swann
Allison Hale - Membership Engagement
Amerika Davis - Williamsburg Little Join Chair
Beth Moore - Auditor
Brooke Tiller - Environment Grant Co-Chair
Brynn Beal - Education Co-Chair, Grant Coach
Cassandra Greene-Health & Wellness Grant Co-Chair
Chelsea Degnan - Social Media Co-Chair
Courtney Gardner - Big Learn Co-Chair
Elizabeth Foxx - Grants Co-Chair
Jennifer Wells - Peninsula Community Foundation
Joan Verhoef - Education Grant Co-Chair
Julia Bowditch - Grants Co-Chair
Linda Wei       
Liz Peterson-Rose - Social Media Co-Chair, Database
Mindy Murphy
Nancy Beach - Newsletter
Pam Henifin - Publicity Chair
Rosemary Hobart - Hampton Little Join Chair
Shawen Bartol
Shawnte London - Family Grant Co-Chair
Vivian Blake - Family Grant Co-Chair
Impact 100 mission is pretty simple: to know and serve our community, to collectively fund significant grants to charitable initiatives and set an example of philanthropy to other women. We have been approached by the United Way of the Virginia Peninsula about potential partnership opportunities. The Steering Committee will be discussing the potential mission alignment at our next meeting on January 3 at 5:30 pm. As members of Impact 100, we invite you to join in on the discussion.

- Courtney Elliott Gardner, Immediate Past Co-Chair