Although participation in Impact100 Philadelphia has year-round benefits, autumn has always been the culmination of our membership drive. We are proud of all of the work involved to make our tenth grantmaking cycle the biggest in our history, and particularly salute Rachel Levin and Tamara Banko, Membership Co-Chairs and their committee. As Impact100 Philadelphia grows, we want to highlight the some of the reasons members cite when they join, and why so many of our members are proud to renew their commitment to Impact100 Philadelphia every year.
Sharon Patterson is new to the Philadelphia area. She was introduced to Impact100 Philadelphia by a friend, and realized that membership can meet multiple needs. Sharon is eager to make a meaningful contribution as a volunteer in her new community, and looks forward to exposure to a broad group of philanthropic women and the opportunity to polish old skills while learning new ones. She recognizes that volunteers often reap the greatest rewards from service and hopes to participate on Impact100 Philadelphia committees and with the non-profits we serve. Click HERE to register for “Get to Know Impact100” Sunday, January 21.
Lise Reno joined Impact100 Philadelphia in 2016 because she was drawn to the mission and intrigued by the process of collective giving and involvement with an intentional community of like-minded women. She decided the best way to do this was to jump in: Lise was a member of the Health and Wellness Focus Area Committee. Lise was delighted to broaden her experience by learning about the different nonprofits and the clients they serve through the site visit process. She has continued to learn more about the power of grant making this year through her involvement on the Nonprofit Liaison Committee and the Membership Committee. Click HERE to learn more about Impact100 Committees.
A life-long Philadelphian, Carol Sacks was introduced to Impact100 Philadelphia in 2014 by a close childhood friend. She was immediately drawn to the concept of collective giving because of the tremendous leverage it creates. The individual membership cost seem small in comparison to the large grants we can deliver, which makes a true financial impact on nonprofit organizations in need. Carol feels extremely fortunate to be a member of an organization comprised of generous, intelligent, interesting women. Impact100 Philadelphia gives her the opportunity to embrace community service, philanthropy and education through speakers and special grant making training programs. Carol has read Letters of Inquiry, analyzed grant proposals and attended multiple site visits, noting what a special experience it is to listen to passionate staff members talk about the history, current challenges and future goals of nonprofit organizations in our backyard. These visits have inspired Carol to volunteer personally at various nonprofits with other Impact100 Philadelphia members. Click HERE to join us on MLK day with Community Volunteers in Medicine. We will be bringing over-the-counter medical and dental supplied needed by their facilities and taking a tour of their site. Click HERE to join us in volunteering with Aid For Friends in January and February.
Impact100 Philadelphia is committed to providing our members with the highest quality experiences possible for individual growth and collective giving. Please join Sharon Patterson, Lise Reno, Carol Sacks and 384 additional women engaging with Impact100 Philadelphia as we make a difference in our non-profit community.