Impact100 Sonoma = Sonoma County Community Champion

While Friday morning’s Sonoma Farmers Market was bustling with shoppers, Assemblyman Bill Dodd made an appearance to honor Impact100 Sonoma with his Annual Community Champion Award for our work in supporting nonprofits in Sonoma Valley. Wendy Hoffman was there to accept the award on behalf of the organization. Dodd awards nonprofits and businesses that are doing great work in the communities … [Read more...]

2016 Nonprofit Education Symposium

Board Governance: What Keeps you Up at Night?   was the true-to-life title of the November 16 symposium and presenter Linda Jacobs Davis feels your pain! As CEO of the Center for Volunteer & Nonprofit Leadership (CVNL) and a member of many boards, Linda has wrestled both professionally and personally with the inevitable challenges that arise for both staff and board members of … [Read more...]

Impact100 Sonoma Shares Another Amazing Video

4Paws Learning and Wellness Center is dedicated to making the world a better place for animals and people of all ages by understanding the emotional bonds between them. Dog owners and their dogs are trained so they can bring comfort and love to students in Sonoma Valley schools as well as residential care homes and the elderly. Impact100 Sonoma awarded a 2015 Community Grant to 4Paws to increase … [Read more...]

Ready to Launch: the NextGeneration

September marks the launch of Impact100 Sonoma’s NextGen Program, designed to inspire and empower young women to become actively involved in serving our Sonoma Valley community. The program will provide the next generation of women—particularly those who may not have the financial resources—an opportunity to become full Impact100 Sonoma members and participate in community nonprofit engagement and … [Read more...]

Donning our Hats on a Beautiful Day!

Enveloped by a clear blue sky and a lush gracious setting, Joanna Kemper opened her home and garden to us for our annual summer Garden Party. It was an afternoon of friendship, shared commitment and welcome. Once again we had a record turnout for this popular event. The setting was perfect, with a lovely crystal blue pool surrounded by fabulous gardens maintained by master gardener Joanna. Hope … [Read more...]

Impact100 Sonoma Welcomes New Board Members

New board members of Impact100 Sonoma (from left to right): Claudia Sims, Impact Grant Chair; Susan Porth, Treasurer; Cam McKinley, Assistant Communications; Judith Walsh, Governance; and (not pictured) Margaret Grandy, Community Grants; and Mary Marcussen, Special Projects. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Sonoma, CA—July 5, 2016—Impact100 Sonoma’s Board of Directors recently elected five new Board … [Read more...]

Another New Video for Impact100

The latest video produced by Russ Johnson and Pat Meier-Johnson captures the essence of Parent University -- the 2015 recipient of our $100,000 Impact Grant. This program of On The Move focuses on the idea that children are more successful in school when their parents are involved in their education. That’s why Parent University offers GED classes, exercise, nutrition, culture, childcare, and more … [Read more...]

Impact100 Sonoma Awards the 2016 Impact Grant to 10,000 Degrees

At its 7th annual Grant Awards Celebration, Impact100 Sonoma awarded the $100,000 grant to 10,000 Degrees to fund its program – 10,000 Degrees Institute Sonoma Valley Expansion, which will expand their two-year college access program focusing on academic support, college persistence skills building, and financial aid to students at Sonoma Valley High School and Hanna Boys Center. As the recipient … [Read more...]

2016 Finalists Make their Case – and Oh What a Case They Made!

It will be a very difficult task for members to make their selections among the Impact Grant and Community Grant finalists for 2016.  Presentations were made by representatives from all 26 finalists on Saturday at our Meet the Finalists meeting held at the Vintage House.  What may have looked like a long line-up of presenters was anything but.  The presentations were excellent, compelling, … [Read more...]

Spotlight #2 – A Travel Talk Soiree

On April 14th, Jean Behse opened her home to members of Impact100 Sonoma to talk about travel. Karen Collins started off the conversation discussing walking/hiking tours – providing several helpful tips about rating hikes, terrain and trails, and the importance of checking out ground operators and inns. Reflecting on experiences with her own tour company, she said she has gotten more out of it … [Read more...]