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Finalists named for Impact100 grant

Finalists named for Impact100 grant Finalists named for Impact100 grant

Impact100 members who have combined their donations to provide a $114,000 grant this fall will give a major boost to families and individuals in Harrison, Floyd and Clark counties. Members used a evaluation process to select three finalists for its fifth annual grant cycle.

“We were pleased to have had a great pool of applicants this year,” said Amy Wheatley, Impact100 grants chair. “Nonprofits in our communities are committed to addressing so many significant needs, and, by combining individual resources to offer a grant of this amount, the women in Impact100 are able to make a significant difference in countless lives.”

Members of Impact100, who each have donated $1,000 this year, and guests will gather to hear presentations from the three finalists at a dinner tomorrow (Thursday) at The Grand in New Albany. Each member will cast one vote for the recipient, who will be announced at the end of the evening. The public is invited to attend to learn about the projects and celebrate the power of women’s philanthropy.

Non-profit finalists and their proposed projects are:

Family Scholar House — A new entity known as the Sellersburg Scholar House will be built adjacent to and in conjunction with Ivy Tech Community College. Its 42 units, serving 75 to 100 residents, will provide housing and comprehensive services to assist low-income individuals. It will focus on those who are single parents and young adults formerly in foster care. The project will help them pursue degrees or apprenticeships leading to self-sufficiency. The site also will be a resource center for any Southern Indiana resident who needs to make connections toward these life-changing goals.

Kentucky Science Center — Advancing science literacy, the center in downtown Louisville will expand much-needed inquiry-based science activities for middle and high school students and families in Southern Indiana. It will provide free Kentucky Science Center memberships, host interactive science summits led by area professionals and support workforce development by giving students opportunities to learn of STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math) careers available to them. The program also will expand and enhance partnerships throughout the communities in the three counties.

Personal Counseling Services — The crises of addiction and substance abuse create significant social, spiritual, physical and emotional abuse among all ages. PCS proposes to offer its comprehensive holistic treatment approach through expanded funding of certified professionals. It will work with patients in medication management, weekly individual/family therapy and intensive outpatient group programming. While collaborating with several other local agencies, PCS’s program will lead people to recovery and healing as they become productive members of society.

For more information about tomorrow’s Impact100 event, call 1-502-558-8266 or send an email to [email protected]