IMPACT100 to host meet-and-greet events
The amount of dollars that Impact100 Southern Indiana has awarded in its four years as a non-profit in Clark, Floyd and Harrison counties gives renewed emphasis to its name.
“Impact” defines the result of women coming together to donate $1,000 each (or two women at $500 each) and collectively choosing and awarding one large grant each year to support a transformational project in Southern Indiana. Since its first grant cycle in 2017, the nonprofit has awarded $343,000 in grants to four organizations.
As the 2021 membership drive continues, women are invited to attend any of four meet-and-greet events to raise awareness of the organization and encourage memberships to bring this year’s grant total back up to $100,000. Last year’s social events to promote memberships had to be canceled because of the COVID-19 pandemic, yet “generosity was tremendous in spite of it all, and $87,000 was raised for the 2020 grant,” according to Marcia Bickers, president of the Impact100 advisory board.
The public is invited to attend and bring friends to any of four events this season. Each casual gathering will include light refreshments, information about Impact100 (under no obligation) and updates from various past grant recipients about lives that are being changed because of members’ donations. Several board members will be present at each site, and reservations are not necessary.
The meet-and-greets will be:
Thursday, May 13, from 4 to 5:30 p.m. — “Inspiring the Impact in Our Community” at arc, 310 Spring St. in Jeffersonville. Owner Alan Muncy will host guests and explain his business.
Wednesday, May 19, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. — The annual “Tailgate Mix and Mingle” will be hosted by ReMAX outside its office at 2123 Veterans Parkway in Jeffersonville.
Saturday, June 5, from 10 a.m. to noon — “Saturday Morning Mimosas at The Exchange” will take place at The Exchange, a restaurant at 118 W. Main St. in downtown New Albany.
Wednesday, June 9, from 5 to 6 p.m. — “Making a Sweet Impact” will welcome guests to the White House Candy Co., 317 E. Chestnut St. in Corydon.
Aside from membership events, Impact100 board members will host a water station at the wine walk in downtown Corydon between 1 and 7 p.m. on Saturday, June 19.
For additional information about Impact100 or membership, log onto www.impact100si.org.