Past News & Events

There is No Time Like the Present: Renew your Membership Today!

As we enter the holiday season we are reminded of how much we have to be thankful for. As members of Impact100 Sonoma we are grateful for the powerful impact that our collective financial commitment makes in our community. Friends, neighbors and family have asked many of us how they can help Sonoma Valley in the wake of the fires.  The answer is simple - ask them to join Impact!  We also encourage … [Read more...]

Spotlight on Restorative Justice

If every type of community – family, school, town, city, nation – were guided by the principles of restorative justice, we would be a healthier happier bunch. That quickly became apparent to all who attended the April 13 Spotlight gathering on Restorative Justice at the home of Cam McKinley. Three experts from Restorative Resources, a Santa Rosa-based leader in the field, shared with Impact … [Read more...]

Our Next Generation Grows!

Impact100 Sonoma 2017 NextGen members (from left to right) are Chelsie Runnings, Angela Ryan, Gail Chadwin, Chanel Ruiz-Bricco, and Lauren Jolly. We are proud to welcome the first participants of our NextGen Program, designed to inspire and empower younger women to become actively involved in serving our Sonoma Valley community through Impact100. Our five new NextGen members (pictured above) … [Read more...]

2016 Community Grants Update: Sharing Stories, Making an Impact!

Rewarding, inspiring, poignant - that's how members describe the 2016 Community Grant Update held on March 18 at Vintage House. Last May, $121,408 in Community Grants was awarded to eleven organizations. During the gathering spokespeople from the eight nonprofits that received full funding shared how the grant money is serving their clients in Sonoma Valley. Here are their informative and … [Read more...]

A Sweet Evening at Suite D!

  Seventy Impact100 Sonoma members enjoyed a gracious menu, fine wine and, of course, the fabulous venue at Suite D thanks to owner and chef, and impact member, Sondra Bernstein. Members shared in the delightful evening, making new friends and getting to know others better with no lack of fun and conversation. The highlight of the evening was a fascinating account by Sonoma’s own Louann … [Read more...]

2017 Annual Members Meeting – Another Record Year!

We had a full house at the January 14 Annual Members Meeting where enthusiasm and appreciation ruled the day. Photo courtesy of Bari Williams Hugs, smiles and laughter were abundant as 150 Impact100 Sonoma members gathered to greet old friends and new and to discover that, once again, we have a record number of members – 290! That means that in May we will be able to award $290,000 in grants to … [Read more...]

2016 Community Grant Updates

Every year we ask our grantees to provide us with a progress report six months after receiving our grant funds. The reports from 2016 Community Grantees are available now to Impact100 Sonoma members in the Members’ Portal on our website. Here are just a few examples of what has been accomplished so far: FISH has already provided rental assistance to 44 households. 81 individuals have … [Read more...]

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...]

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...]

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...]