September 22, 2020 Webinar
Women’s Philanthropy: More Important Than Ever for 2021!

Jeannie Infante Sager, Director, Women’s Philanthropy Institute, will be our keynote speaker. Jeannie will present the latest research on the state of women’s philanthropy in Indiana. Impact 100 Board members will address the selection of our 2020 Change Maker and how our members seek to improve our community. 

Jeannie Sager
Jeannie Infante Sager, Director Women’s Philanthropy Institute

The webinar is on September 22, 11am to noon. RSVP HERE. Those who RSVP will be sent instructions on how to log into the webinar.

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Join Now! The nonprofits winning our Change Maker Grants are making an impact on Marion and the surrounding counties, and it happens because of our members. Now it’s time to build our 2021 grant pool so we can give it all away again next June.

Make a donation without joining! Want to support our cause without a membership? Impact 100 Greater Indianapolis does not have paid staff, and all operating costs are paid through donations specified for that purpose (note that 100% of the membership, scholarship, and grant pool contributions go to our grant pool and cannot be used for operating costs).

Family Promise of Hendricks County Named 2020 Change Maker!

Representing the Family Focus Area, Family Promise of Hendricks County received $100,000 from Impact 100 Greater Indianapolis for their PowerHouse Project. Click here to see the seven minute presentation Family Promise made to explain the project to Impact members.

Click here to see the seven minute presentation Family Promise made to explain the PowerHouse Project to Impact members.

Click here to see the media coverage of 2020 Grants.

These Focus Area Finalists received residual grants:

Click here to see our 2019 Giving Report with an overview of all previous grant recipients and other historical information.

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Why Is It Important for Women to Share Giving with their Family? The Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy study “Women Give 2018” confirmed that parental giving matters. During this season of giving, we thank Impact 100 Greater Indianapolis members Barb and Laura for sharing with FOX59 News how shared experiences can be powerful for reinforcing philanthropic values for daughters. See their interview by clicking here: https://fox59.com/2018/…/05/link-between-parents-and-giving/


What is a Giving Circle and how does it work to provide support for philanthropies? As age and culture demographics shift in the United States, studies show that the way Americans approach charitable giving is changing, too. WFYI’s No Limits looks at the growing trend of Giving Circles with Impact 100 Vice President Karen Holly, New Member and 2017 Change-Maker Grant Winner Volunteers of America representative Sara Pugh, and Founding Member Jenna Spurrier.


2019 Survey Results One of the most prominent findings was that most of our members learned about Impact 100 through other members – friends, families, and associates. This means each member is a crucial part of increasing our membership so we can increase our impact and reach our goal of $240,000 in grants for 2020.

Other survey results should make members comfortable encouraging friends and family to join Impact 100: 95% of our members are satisfied or very satisfied with our giving circle. That’s an amazing vote of confidence!

Nonmembers are invited to come to our events and bring a friend.If you’re wondering what type of woman is a good fit for Impact 100, the survey further shows our most satisfied members value learning about local nonprofits, participating in our grants process, knowing where their money goes, and tracking the impact of our grants. If you fit the “profile” of an Impact 100 member, or if you know someone who does, now is the time to join us.


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September 22, 11 am – Noon, Webinar —  Women’s Philanthropy: More Important Than Ever for 2021: Jeannie Infante Sager, Director, Women’s Philanthropy Institute, will be our keynote speaker. Jeannie will present the latest research on the state of women’s philanthropy in Indiana. Impact 100 Board members will address the selection of our 2020 Change Maker and how our members seek to improve our community. This will be a great time for members and supporters to show the Power of Women Giving as One (r) by joining our grant pool for 2021. RSVP here.


October 1, noon: First Thursday Virtual Lunch Join us for a Follow the Impact presentation by Kellie Earl Leeper, Director of Development and Communications at Ascent 121. Ascent 121 was our 2016 Change Maker Grant Recipient in partnership with Lutheran Child & Family Services for their  IMPACT Program to Curb Runaway and Human Trafficking of Young Girls. Kellie will update us on on Ascent 121’s programs for long term trauma recovery for teen survivors of trafficking. We will also let you know what’s going on at Impact 100. Get more info and RSVP by clicking here.


October 8, 5:30-8pm – Rock the Boat for Impact 100 Social, White River Yacht Club! We will hear from our 2020 Change Maker finalist plus we’ll have a Wine Pull. If you’re interested in assisting with this fundraiser or making a wine donation, please email us at impact100indy@gmail.com. More info and RSVP link coming soon, but get this on your calendar now!


November 10, 5:30-7:30pm: Panel discussion with the prior Grant Recipients on Mental Health Issues for Youth Watch for more details, but please save the date. These panel discussions have been very informative and reinforce how important Impact 100 grants are to the central Indiana nonprofit community.


December 8, Save the date for our HOLIDAY PARTY!
Invitations to our events are sent out a few weeks prior to the event, and each invitation provides a method to RSVP. To ensure you are on our invitation list or ask questions about our events, please send an email to impact100indy@gmail.com




It’s time to start recurring payments towards a 2021 Membership! Click here to learn more and to sign up for recurring payments. If you have questions about setting up recurring payments, please contact us.


Check Out Our Impact!

Click here to see our annual Giving ReportThis report provides the information you expect to see in an annual report along with information on our grants since our first one in 2006. It’s the best way to understand who we are and the types of programs we support.


Thank You, Donors!

A BIG THANK YOU to the 2020 Dinner Donors!

Our sponsor for the Virtual Annual Celebration is the
Hirons Public Relations and Advertising Agency.




We can’t gather together in-person for our Celebration dinner this year, but that doesn’t mean our donors can’t work together to help our community. These wonderful donors donated the cost of  dinner registration, $60/person, to help us get a jump-start on our 2021 grant pool. Each donation is matched dollar-for-dollar by The Emily Fund. Dinner Donors are recognized here.

If you’d like to be a dinner donor, click here.


Special Donors

Thanks to Pier 48 Fish House & Oyster Bar for sponsoring the “Focus of a Founding Member” event on February 9, 2020, and donating gift certificates for our 2021 member drawing.

Wickliff Auctioneers has been the sponsor of all three of our Giving Tuesday Treasure Hunters Auctions. Their support has helped us with our successful scholarship program.

Watermark CPA is a sponsor for our follow-the-impact events. We thank them for their contribution to our scholarship program and our outreach efforts.


Thank you to the Management Team at Thurston Springer Financial for their long-term and continuous donation of financial advice and services.

Also, thanks to Thurston Springer Financial for providing the Impact 100 Greater Indianapolis Board of Directors a place to meet (when we are allowed to meet face-to-face again).


Click HERE to see all the donors who have recently supported Impact 100 Greater Indianapolis.


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Impact 100 Greater Indianapolis is a Proud Member of:

  • Indianapolis Chamber of Commerce
  • Philanos – Philanos is an international women’s philanthropy organization, click here to see a list of other Philanos members
  • Global Impact 100 – click here to see a list of other Impact 100 organizations
  • Indiana Philanthropy Alliance