Changes in leadership for Impact100 Sonoma

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June is a time for celebration as Impact100 Sonoma announces the recipients of its annual awards, but it is also a time for farewells, welcomes, and transitions.  This year we say good-bye to four extraordinary board members, three of whom are founding members and all four of whom not only bring something special to Impact100, but who have given of their time to make sure that proposals are in, … [Read more...]

Glen Weaver wins the prestigious Jefferson Award

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Congratulations to Glen Weaver, founder of the Free Bookmobile, on receipt of the Jefferson Award for his efforts in promoting literacy throughout Sonoma County.  The Jefferson Awards were started by the American Institute for Public Service in 1972, as part of the institute’s mission to build a culture of service.  As stated in the June 17, 2014 article in the Sonoma Index Tribune, “On a local … [Read more...]

Impact100 Sonoma awards $100,000 Grant to Redwood Empire Food Bank

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On June 21, at its fifth Annual Meeting, Impact100 Sonoma awarded the $100,000 grant to Redwood Empire Food Bank to fund its program – Diabetes Wellness Project of Sonoma Valley.  As the winner was announced, cheers and applause filled the auditorium of Hanna Boys Center where Impact100 Sonoma members and guests gathered to hear presentations from the Impact Grant finalists, await the tallying of … [Read more...]

Thank you, thank you, thank you!

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At the start of the 2014 Annual Meeting, President Sydney Randazzo talked about the power of collective philanthropy – what can be accomplished when we work not as individuals, but collaboratively.  That is what Impact100 Sonoma is all about, and it was only fitting that time be given to say thank you to all who contributed to another successful year. The thanks go to our 2014 major underwriter … [Read more...]

The 2014 finalists have been chosen!

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We are excited to share with you the 3 finalists for our $100,000 Impact Grant and the 15 finalists for Community Grants.  Impact100 Sonoma will award its annual $100,000 Impact Grant on June 21st to one of the following nonprofit organizations serving Sonoma Valley: Redwood Empire Food Bank, in partnership with Sonoma Valley Community Health Clinic, proposes to expand its Diabetes Wellness … [Read more...]

The new preschool at Sassarini Elementary School is open!

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Youngsters attending the new preschool at Sassarini Elementary School are adjusting to the new “school” atmosphere that will help jump-start their kindergarten and total school experiences. Several Impact100 Sonoma board members were delighted to attend the recent “mini” dedication to commemorate the opening of the new preschool.  Laura Zimmerman, Executive Director of the Sonoma Valley … [Read more...]

Impact100 Sonoma announces 2014 grant finalists

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We are excited to share with you the 3 finalists for our $100,000 Impact Grant and the 15 finalists for Community Grants.  Impact100 Sonoma will award its annual $100,000 Impact Grant on June 21st to one of the following nonprofit organizations serving Sonoma Valley: Redwood Empire Food Bank, in partnership with Sonoma Valley Community Health Clinic, proposes to expand its Diabetes Wellness … [Read more...]

Great news from the Bookmobile!

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We  look forward to receiving news from our awardees, and the emails received from the Free Bookmobile are always positive and heart-warming.  But this past month, the news was particularly special.  The Free Bookmobile has a wonderful new home as a program of the Sonoma County Public Library Foundation! "An independent non-profit organization, the SCPLF supports the local library system, … [Read more...]

Impact100 Announces the 2014 Annual Meeting

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- Please Join Us - You are cordially invited to celebrate our 5th Annual Meeting on Saturday June 21,2014 - 2:00pm to 4:30pm Hanna Boys Center Auditorium 17000 Arnold Drive, Sonoma, CA 954 76 Experience the excitement of awarding $239,000, including a $100,000 Impact Grant and smaller Community Grants, to Sonoma Valley nonprofits We encourage you to bring a friend who might … [Read more...]

The Concept of Impact100

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Impact100 Sonoma is approaching its 5th anniversary (more on that later), but there are 18 such organizations in the United States and three in Australia.  The Impact100 concept was founded 10 years ago by Wendy Steel. As part of their 10-year celebration, they asked each of the current Impact organizations to provide a snapshot of their philanthropy, i.e., the total amount of funding granted … [Read more...]