Donna Oklak, co-founded Impact 100 in Indianapolis in 2006 after returning to graduate school to earn her M.A. in Philanthropic Studies at Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy-Indianapolis. She served as the Executive Director of the Sycamore Foundation and managed their former nonprofit recognition program called the Indiana Achievement Awards from 2000 through 2005. As a board member for Impact, she set up the original grant process, served as president, led the board nominating committee, marketing and fundraising committees. She has been recognized by the Indianapolis Business Journal, Girls, Inc and the Beech Grove Sisters of St. Benedict for her charitable work. On the 10th anniversary celebration of Impact 100 in 2016, she encouraged founding members of our giving circle to create an Impact 100 scholarship program for young women to participate as Impact 100 members. She is creating a similar program for young talent to serve on local nonprofit boards through The Emily Fund.
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