Two Summer Events... Founders Fellows Deadline... Thank You, Volunteers!... Meet Impact100's New VPs... and More

If you are considering joining Impact100 Philadelphia, or are already a member but have friends who are interested in learning more, please join us on Wednesday, July 17 at 6pm at Kismet Cowork, Manayunk.

This informal evening will allow you to meet a few current Impact100 members, ask questions, and join a conversation with our founders, Beth Dahle and Mary Broach, about how the idea of Impact100 Philadelphia became reality. RSVP here.

Come by World Cafe Live, 3025 Walnut Street in West Philadelphia, for the Philanthropy Network's first Nonprofit and Funder Happy Hour on Thursday, August 8 from 5 to 7pm . All Impact100 members are welcome. Stop by to chat with others in the funding and nonprofit communities who are working together across the Philadelphia region. Watch for further details from the Philanthropy Network .

Please mark your calendar for Impact100's MEMBERSHIP KICKOFF , Tuesday, September 10, 7pm in Philadelphia. Details will follow later in the summer; we hope you'll save the date for now. All members, guests, and other women interested in joining Impact100 are welcome!
Impact100's Founders Fellowship application period is open, with a deadline of July 31. The Founders Fellowship is available to women ages 25-35 who have demonstrated a commitment to improving lives in their communities through work, volunteerism, or study, who are interested in addressing the vital needs of our community through the collective giving grantmaking movement, and who will bring a diverse perspective to Impact100 Philadelphia’s operations. Fellows are chosen through a competitive application process and enjoy membership in Impact100 Philadelphia without having to pay the annual membership fee.

Another avenue for younger women aged 21 to 35 to join Impact100 is as Young Philanthropists , at half the cost of a General Membership.
The Founders Fellowship application can be found  he re and c ompleted applications are due  July 31 . Please feel free to forward this email to young women who might be interested in being either a Founders Fellow or a Young Philanthropist. Ever since programs for younger members were introduced in 2013, Impact100 has been noticeably strengthened by their perspectives, dedication, and enthusiasm for collective grantmaking.

Questions? Reply to this email or write us at .
Impact100 Philadelphia couldn't operate without the women who power its membership and grantmaking activities : its leaders, committee volunteers, and the 215 members who read and discussed proposals in 2019. Thank you to each and every member who gave time to Impact100 in 2018-19 that resulted in one of our most successful funding years ever.

Thank you to the 2019 FAC Chairs for their superb guidance last winter and spring: Deb Crisfield, Denise Horan, Amy Norr, Mary Grace Tighe, and Jessica Justice Vogt. 

Thank you to Team Leaders whose groups of 10-15 members evaluated proposals and conducted site visits: Alice Berman, Sandy Colatrella, Julie Frantz, Mary Broach, Alice Hausman, Diane Sigmund, Julie Becker, Michelle Nguyen, Kate Houstoun, Rachel Levin, Suzan Willcox, Isabel Clark, Amy Eisen, and Nancy Levitt.

And thank you to Financial Review Panel members for their astute analysis: Amy Kothari, Tami Brenes, Melanie Marein-Efron, Mary Elizabeth Pfeil, Kate Farrell, Denise Rinear, Leslie Benoliel, Barbara Wolf, Deborah Glass, Jaime Pludo, Amy Lipton, and Barbara Renninger.

Volunteers are the backbone of Impact100 Philadelphia. As we officially close the books on the 2019 grant year, we thank all who participated and enabled Impact to fund five outstanding grantees .

Interested in a leadership role for the next FAC cycle? Please email us !
Just as we look at succession planning for our applicants, Impact100 Philadelphia must plan for its own long-term success. That is in good hands with our two new Vice Presidents (who will become the Co-Presidents in June 2020): Suzan Willcox and Monica Justice.
Suzan Willcox joined Impact100 Philadelphia in 2012. She served on the Education and Family Focus Area Committees and was a Team Leader this year. Suzan likes learning about smaller nonprofits dedicated to improving our community and she values the opportunity to work with Impact100's many interesting and talented women whom she otherwise might not meet. Suzan’s working life was in public service, primarily as a prosecutor in the Appeals Division of the Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office. She handled cases before state appellate courts and federal court, advised trial lawyers on points of law, participated in grand jury investigations, and supervised newer attorneys. Suzan is a skier, golfer, card shark, and mother of three. What is her measure of success? Living with integrity and compassion.
Monica Justice joined Impact100 in 2016 and quickly jumped into serving on Focus Area Committees as well as the Nonprofit Liasion, Programming, and Development Committees. She was instrumental in organizing Impact100’s 2018 Nonprofit Engagement Fair, a highlight of our 10th anniversary celebration. Professionally, Monica spent over 20 years in digital media and ecommerce. At QVC, she was VP Studio and Creative Operations at a time when revenue grew to over $8 billion. Monica now runs her own consulting practice and works with organizations to identify opportunities for business transformation. Monica enjoys yoga, yard work, and hiking with her husband and dogs. What is her measure of success? Growing and learning from all that happens to us, and applying this wisdom to every new circumstance we encounter.  
Impact100 Philadelphia is a member of Catalist , a network of more than 60 women's collective giving organizations worldwide that emphasizes informed, high-impact grantmaking.

In October 2018, Impact100 Philadelphia hosted Catalist's national conference, We The Women , which sold out and featured three days of thought-provoking speakers and breakout discussions. Check out our We The Women Conference Report to see photos and learn about all that went on.

Catalist's next conference, PowerUp! , will be in Seattle on February 23-25. Impact100 members are welcome and encouraged to attend. See speakers and programs here , and please note that "early bird" registration ends on July 31. Register now to receive the discounted rate and secure your place at the conference in February!
Covenant House in Germantown supports teenagers and young adults who live on the street by providing food, shelter, health care, counseling, and continuing education—essential services that help kids establish a healthy, productive life. In June, Impact100 volunteers worked with residents to hone their interview techniques and discuss the skills they can bring to potential employers in their fields of interest, such as jewelry making and construction. Covenant House welcomes volunteers for future sessions. 
Won't You Join Us for the 2020 Grant Cycle?
Please add your name to the list of almost 100 women who have already joined Impact100 Philadelphia for the 2020 grant cycle.

More members means more funding for the Philadelphia region. Every year we see the breadth and depth of the nonprofit community's incredible work. Please join us to leverage your personal funds into something very large and meaningful!