Who We Are

Founded in 2008 by Beth Dahle and Mary Broach, Impact100 was inspired by a growing trend in women’s collective giving. The simple premise is that a group of women pooling contributions can make a significant philanthropic impact in their community.

Since our initial grant year, Impact100 has grown from 111 members to 360, and has awarded more than $2 million in grants to local nonprofits. Our members represent a mosaic of backgrounds, occupations, experiences, broad concerns, and individual interests. We are professionals, entrepreneurs, teachers, mothers, artists, students, and retirees who live in the Philadelphia and surrounding counties.

Together, we learn about local needs and the nonprofits working to meet them. We research, discuss, and experience first-hand the vital work being done. At the end of each cycle, we vote to award grants.

For a comprehensive look at our organization after we hit our one million dollar giving threshold, please read this report.  As we move into our tenth year of grantmaking, we have now surpassed our two million dollar giving threshold.  For almost a decade now, we have seen what can be accomplished when women join in giving.


2017 – 2018 Board Members

Co-Presidents: Claudie Williams & Madge Rothenberg

Contact: info@impact100philly.org

Vice President: Carolyn Ashburn

Treasurer: Pat Bonney

Contact: donate@impact100philly.org

Secretary: Jennifer Vollmer

Past President and Leadership Development Chair: Mary Grace Tighe

Membership Chairs: Rachel Levin & Tamara Banko

Contact: membership@impact100philly.org

Program Chairs: Eve Prensky Roe & Susan Wirshba

Contact: programs@impact100philly.org

Communication Chairs: Allison Schapker & Kathy Schlesinger

Contact: communications@impact100philly.org

Grant Chairs: Sandy Lazovitz & Toby Gang

Contact: grants@impact100philly.org

Nonprofit Community Liaison Chair: Julie Orts

Contact: nonprofitliaison@impact100philly.org

Development Chair: Frankie Rothseid

Contact: development@impact100philly.org

Strategic Initiatives Chair: Emily Biscardi

Contact: strategic@impact100philly.org

Administrator (non-board position): Alice Anne Dolbin

Contact: impact100philly@gmail.com


Founding Board Members

Beth Dahle

Mary Broach

Ellan Bernstein

Beth Burrell

Cheryl Haze

Jacquie Kelly

Anita Lockhart

Wendy Peck

Charlotte Schutzman