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June 30, 2017 - Event Recap
Enjoy the bright smiles of Impact Austin’s 2017 Grant Winners and the many Impact Austin members who gathered at City Hall on June 14th to cheer them on!
Austin’s Mayor Steve Adler and City Council Member Alison Alter (also an Impact Austin member!) welcomed us to the chambers with wit and warmth.
Impact Austin’s interim Executive Director, Lisa...
June 28, 2017 - Member Spotlight
Impact Austin introduces a new series of blogs written by Impact Austin Members and sharing their personal stories. If you have a story you would like to share, contact us at email@example.com and ask to be connected with the blog editor. We would love to hear from you!
I joined Impact Austin nine years ago, and I've never been more satisfied with an...
April 30, 2017 - Girls Giving Grants
By Askhara Anand, Junior LASA, g3 President Elect 2017-2018
Visiting worthy nonprofits and seeing the work they do in person is one of the most rewarding experiences I have had in my three years as a member of Girls Giving Grants (g3). The Girls Giving Grants process of awarding a grant starts off with reading a multitude of applications in our review...
April 28, 2017
After four months of evaluation and deliberation, Impact Austin's Grant Review Committees have announced the two grant finalists from each category that will present their programs to the full membership at its Annual Meeting June 5. Those finalists include:Culture Teatro Vivo, Teatro Vivo Young Artist Development The Contemporary Austin, Seeing Special...
April 12, 2017 - Girls Giving Grants
By Emma Jane Hopper, Liberal Arts & Sciences Academy Junior and g3 President
Impact Austin’s youth initiative Girls Giving Grants (g3) has launched a new t-shirt fundraising campaign to provide scholarships for girls wanting to take part in the group but unable to contribute the $100 donation.
This new scholarship program will allow girls who otherwise could...
March 31, 2017 - Grants
Following a series of meetings starting in January and extensive research and evaluation, Impact Austin’s Grant Review Committees have selected the following 15 nonprofits for site visits. These site visits are the final step in selecting the two finalists from each category that will have an opportunity to present their programs to the full Impact Austin...
March 20, 2017 - Member Spotlight
Lisa Apfelberg joined Impact Austin five short years ago but this active volunteer and nonprofit professional jumped in with both feet! She’s been an advisor to g3, served on a Grants Review Committee and most recently served on the Board of Directors.
How did you hear about Impact Austin and why did you decide to join? What year was it?
I heard about Impact...
February 26, 2017 - Event Recap
Amplify Austin is taking place next week from 6 pm March 2 to 6 pm March 3, 2017.
This annual, online, city-wide day of giving provides an easy and fun way to give to the causes we all love and admire. And the results have been spectacular! Over the past four years Amplify Austin has raised over $24.7 million for hundreds of local organizations. In 2016 alone,...
February 09, 2017 - IMPACT-edu
Lunch and Learn with Impact Austin’s Founders
By Diane Sandlin
“Riveting, inspiring, passionate, awesome” – These are all words used to describe the out-of-the-ballpark panel discussion at the IMPACT-edu event at which the organization’s founders shared their inspirations on philanthropy. Led by moderator Susan Palombo, the near-capacity audience was riveted by...
February 07, 2017 - Executive Director Message
Impact Austin Leadership Transition
By Sharon Francia, President, Board of Directors
Impact Austin begins 2017 on a high note, as our members prepare to review and vote on proposals to vie for more than $400,000 in grants this year. While we look forward to this year’s annual meeting in June and the opportunity to effect change with high-impact giving, we also...