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Meet the 2019 Finalists!

Impact100 Philadelphia congratulates the five organizations that have been selected as our Finalists for the 2019 grant year. These nonprofit leaders will advance to our June 3 Annual Meeting, where members will vote to decide which three organizations receive $100,000 Core Mission Grants, and which two will receive $41,250 General Operating Grants. Arts & Culture...

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Special Offer Expires May 24

Current members who renew their membership for 2020 in full by May 24, 2019, will receive a complimentary guest admission to bring a friend to our Annual Meeting. (The regular guest fee is $50.) Join us and renew for 2020!

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Member profile: Susan and Ally Wirshba

Meet the Wirshbas, a dynamic mother-daughter duo at Impact100 Philadelphia. Susan and her daughter Ally are one of a handful of mother-daughter combos at Impact100 Philadelphia. Susan, a Haverford resident, joined Impact100 Philadelphia in 2010, after her family relocated to the area. She encouraged Ally to join as a Young Philanthropist. This is Ally’s first...

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Spring Education Program Participants April 3, 2019

Thank you to the following participants in our 2019 Spring Education Program “Speed Volunteering”   Anti-Violence Partnership of Philadelphia (AVP) Awbury Arboretum CASA Youth Advocates, Inc. Delaware & Chester Counties CASA of Philadelphia County HIAS Pennsylvania MANNA Metropolitan Neighborhood Nutrition Alliance Neighborhood Bike Works New Jersey Tree Foundation Philadelphia Interfaith Hospitality Network (PIHN) Rebuilding Together...

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Member profile: Allison Schapker

Ten Questions for Impact100 Philadelphia Board Member Allison Schapker Philadelphia is a city for the ages. Although all of us love the iconic nature of our community, we recognize that we need new residents with fresh ideas to create a world class environment to lift the fortunes of the entire region. We were lucky that...

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Call for Board Nominations

Over its ten-year life, Impact100 Philadelphia has been guided by a Board of dedicated member-volunteers. As we move into the next decade of our amazing organization, our accomplishments are limited only by our membership and their willingness to volunteer their time to take on leadership positions. Members, please consider volunteering to serve on the Impact100...

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International Women’s Day Forum at Clarivate Analytics

Photo: Robyn Herman and Kathy Schlesinger joined representatives from Women in Transition and Soroptimist to discuss collective philanthropy and hands-on community engagement. On International Women’s Day, March 8, Impact100 Philadelphia was delighted to introduce our organization to dozens of women at Clarivate Analytics, a research technology firm in Center City, that held a special nonprofit...

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Member profile: Ginger Sabia

Ginger Sabia has game and grit. Her first career goal, to play professional tennis, came from whacking thousands of tennis balls cross-court and down the line in her native Cedar Rapids, Iowa. In the nascent years of women’s professional sports, Ginger traveled the country as a top-ranked player and fierce competitor. However, a series of...

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It Takes Team Work

Nearly two hundred of our members will be meeting in teams this week to discuss Full Proposals and determine which applicants will receive Site Visits. Individually, members have already devoted countless hours to carefully reading proposals and taking notes. And now, it’s time to be collaborative and collectively evaluate. At the first Team Meetings, the question...

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Member profile: Karen Armstrong

Karen Armstrong did a little soul-searching last fall. She had been an Impact100 Philadelphia member for a decade. Was this still the right organization for her? When hitting a milestone, Karen’s philosophy is to “take a look back and a look ahead to see if you’re where you need to be.” She researched other collective...

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