Impact 100 Owensboro’s membership campaign is currently underway and the deadline to join is March 31. The 2020 goal is to have 300 members, which will allow three $1,000,000 grants to be rewarded at the annual dinner.
Celebrating its 15th anniversary, the organization has several celebrations and events planned, including two membership recruitment events called Meet and Mingle starting in February. These events are designed for women to attend to learn more about Impact 100, and women who are already members are asked to bring a friend.
The first event is scheduled for Feb. 20 at SIP from 4:30 to 6 p.m. The second is Mar. 19 at Bar Louie from 4:30 to 6 p.m.
“Door prizes will be given for those who come and bring a friend,” said Katie Drab, chair of the anniversary celebration.
On Mach 4, Wendy Steele will speak to the community at RiverPark Center’s Cannon Hall. Steele founded Impact 100’s first chapter in Cincinnati, Ohio, in 2001, with the goal of promoting “collective philanthropy among women.”
Steele will also speak the next morning at the Greater Owensboro Chamber of Commerce’s Rooster Booster breakfast at the Owensboro Convention Center.
There are more than 70 chapters across the globe, and Owensboro was the sixth chapter to be founded. Collectively the international chapters have awarded over $80 million.
“The Impact 100 model empowers women to become effective philanthropists and amplify their community support through collective giving,” said Drab.
Since Impact 100 Owensboro began, $3,113,200 has been awarded to 32 nonprofit organizations in the greater Owensboro area.
Impact 100 chapters worldwide have collectively granted more than $80 million to nonprofits to date.
All Impact 100 Owensboro-sponsored events are open to the public.