Past Events

Happy Birthday Impact100 Sonoma!

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Impact100 celebrates its fifth anniversary! The Impact100 Annual Summer Garden Party, held on August 9th at the home of Cherie Hughes, posed a perfect setting and opportunity for a dual milestone celebration.  With the best-attended garden gathering to date, an estimated 125 members and their guests raised their glasses to toast the five-year anniversary of the organization and to celebrate its … [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...]

Reflecting on Our Impact: The Annual Holiday Party

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Quite honestly, without the Impact 100 Grant and hands-on support from so many of the members, Sonoma Valley Teen Services might not still be here today… Cristin Lawrence, Executive Director, SVTS The cold snap was no deterrent to the many members and guests who attended the Impact100 Sonoma Annual Holiday Party December 12 at Vintage House, celebrating the start of the fifth year supporting … [Read more...]

Developing Solutions and Programs to Meet the Needs of Sonoma Valley

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Symposium #2: The second symposium took place at St. Leo's Church  on Wednesday, November 13 from 3:00 - 5:00 pm. More than 70 community members including representatives from 24 nonprofits, Impact100 members, and friends gathered to build on the conversations initiated at the first symposium.   These discussions have been captured in a variety of formats: A summary of  the symposium A full … [Read more...]

Envisioning Sonoma in 2018: An educational symposium

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It is not often that one is given the chance to dream big and to envision a Sonoma Valley in which there is 100% engagement of the community to create a “more perfect” place to live.  But that was one of many visions expressed at the first of two educational symposia hosted by Impact100 Sonoma on Thursday, October 16.  More than 60 community members including representatives from 32 nonprofits, … [Read more...]

2013 Fall Impact Grant Update

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On Saturday, September 28, members of Impact100 Sonoma were able to see first-hand the impact that they are making in Sonoma Valley.  Only three months ago, they awarded the $100,000 Impact Grant to the Sonoma Valley Education Foundation (SVEF) to support SmartStart – a program to expand early learning opportunities for children at high-risk of entering Kindergarten without the necessary social, … [Read more...]

Impact100 Sonoma’s Annual Garden Party

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Saturday, August 10, 2013 Described as one of the pre-eminent Asian botanical gardens in the world, Quarryhill was a perfect setting for this year’s Impact 100 Garden Party. Following a brief time for refreshments, conversations, and a stroll along garden paths, Impact100 President, Sydney Randazzo, welcomed members and their guests.  She expressed appreciation to our major underwriter, … [Read more...]

Impact100 Sonoma Announces Finalists for 2013 Grants

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Impact100 Sonoma will award $228,000 in grants to a variety of Sonoma Valley nonprofit organizations at its June 22 meeting. Its annual $100,000 Impact Grant will be awarded to one of the following three nonprofit organizations serving Sonoma Valley: Prevention & Intervention area – The Sonoma Valley Education Foundation in partnership with the Sonoma Valley Unified School District. Its … [Read more...]

Impact100 Sonoma Reaches a Record Membership – 228!

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As Impact100 Sonoma members gathered at their January 12 Annual Education Forum,  there was an audible gasp when president B.J. Bischoff announced, "This year, 226 women have joined Impact100 Sonoma, which means that on June 22, 2013, our organization will be able to award $226,000 in grants to nonprofits in the Sonoma Valley."  This membership number represents an 81% retention rate, includes 67 … [Read more...]

Articulating Program Needs and Developing a Compelling Case for Funding

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Impact100 Sonoma offered its first workshop of the 2012-13 Grant Cycle.  The Workshop, “Articulating Program Needs and Developing a Compelling Case for Funding: Developing a Logic Model to Drive Community Input,” was held at St. Leo’s Church, October 9. The goal of this workshop was to unlock the mystery surrounding the Logic Model development and use, and to better understand why they are … [Read more...]