Philadelphia, PA (June 29, 2021) – Impact100 Philadelphia, a grant-making organization that engages women to collectively fund large grants and community awards, is pleased to announce that it has hired Kimberly Kirn as its first Executive Director. Founded in 2008 by Beth Dahle and Mary Broach, Impact100 Philadelphia has awarded more than $4 million to smaller nonprofit organizations in the Greater Philadelphia region. For its just-concluded 2020-21 grant cycle, Impact100’s 431 members awarded $420,000 in funding to eight local nonprofit organizations.
“We are very excited that Kim will join Impact and work collaboratively with our Board of Directors, members, applicants and grantees to fulfill our mission of providing high-impact funding to nonprofits in the region,” said Suzan Willcox, Co-President of Impact100. “This is an important step in Impact100’s evolution as we seek to engage even more women in collective giving and increase our funding to the nonprofit community.”
Kim brings 20 years of nonprofit leadership expertise, including capacity building, fundraising, board engagement, program design and evaluation, and a strong belief in the power and potential of collective giving. Co-President Monica Justice said, “The Board is eager to work with Kim to continually improve our organization, ensuring a rewarding experience for our members and a meaningful funding opportunity for smaller and lesser-known nonprofits in our community.”
For the past two years, Kim has been a consultant with the Free Library of Philadelphia and the Center for High Impact Philanthropy. Prior to consulting, she spent thirteen years at the Philadelphia nonprofit Need in Deed, including six years as Executive Director.