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Impact100 Surpasses Two Milestones!

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RECORD MEMBERSHIP OF 263 AND $1,192,000 in GRANTS! Five short years ago, Christine Dohrmann and Annette Lomont brought 110 women together to form Impact100 Sonoma to award grants to nonprofits serving Sonoma Valley. Today, the organization is 263 members strong – a record membership level. In May, the organization will award $263,000, bringing the total amount of grants awarded since the … [Read more...]

Impact100 Sonoma nominated for the Jefferson Award

Impact 100 Sonoma was honored to be nominated for the County of Sonoma Jefferson Award in 2014.  As described on the County of Sonoma website: The Jefferson Awards Program is a national recognition system designed to highlight public service in America. The Jefferson Awards began as part of the American Institute for Public Service in 1972 and was established by Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, U.S. … [Read more...]

Impact100 Sonoma Welcomes New Board Members

Wendy Hoffman will oversee Membership for Impact100. Her career has included more than 25 years as a Public Relations executive for leading technology companies and global agencies. More recently she has spent the last seven years writing extensively on women's health topics for online publications. Wendy serves on the program committee of the Sonoma Valley Education Foundation Board and is a … [Read more...]

Impact100 Sonoma awards its $100,000 Grant to Redwood Empire Food Bank and $139,000 among 9 other nonprofits

Left to right: Constance Grizzell, Chair of Grants & Greater Impact; Morgan Smith RN, Redwood Empire Food Bank (REFB); Gail Atkins, Director of Programs, REFB; Kathleen Bianchi-Rossi, Development Director, Sonoma Valley Community Health Center; Sydney Randazzo, President Impact100 Sonoma, and Grace Meeks, Chair of the Impact Grant.

At its 5thAnnual 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 the membership … [Read more...]

Impact100 Sonoma Announces 3 Finalists for Its $100,000 Impact Grant and 15 Finalists for $99,000 in Community Grants

June 4, 2014 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 Project to address needs of low-income adults living with diabetes in Sonoma by providing monitoring supplies, … [Read more...]

Impact100 Sonoma Membership Tops 200 for 2014

From left to right are Sydney Randazzo, President of Impact100 Sonoma; Pam Larson, AVP/Branch Service Manager; Ulku Barrett, VP/Senior Priority Bank Relationship Manager; Molly Fedorchak, VP/Senior Community Relationship Manager; Robin Gold, VP/Branch Manager; and Mirja Muncy, Chair of Development, Impact100 Sonoma.

 Sonoma, CA – January 13, 2014 As Impact100 Sonoma members gathered at their January 11 Annual Education Forum, applause erupted as president Sydney Randazzo announced, “We have done it again – We beat the 200 mark two years in a row! This year, 231 women have joined Impact100 Sonoma, which means that on June 21, 2014, our organization will be able to award $231,000 in grants to nonprofits in … [Read more...]

Impact100 Sonoma Hosts Annual Holiday Reception

Sonoma, CA – December 2, 2013 – Impact100 Sonoma is hosting its annual holiday reception on Thursday, December 12 from 4 to 6 pm at Vintage House, 264 First Street East.   Current members and women interested in joining Impact100 Sonoma are invited to attend to learn more about the organization and to interact with past Impact100 and Community Grant winners. This festive event provides an ideal … [Read more...]

Impact100 Sonoma Hosts Second Symposium for Nonprofits and the Community

Sonoma, CA – November 5, 2013 – Impact100 Sonoma will be holding the second in its symposium series for nonprofits and interested community members on Wednesday, November 13 in the Community Room at St. Leo's Church (601 W. Agua Caliente Rd.), 3:00 - 5:00 p.m. Building on the highly successful and energetic October symposium in which attendees imagined a “more perfect Sonoma Valley,” this … [Read more...]

Impact100 Sonoma Kicking Off 2014 Grant Cycle with October 16 Symposium for Nonprofits and the Community

Sonoma, CA – October 10, 2013 – Impact100 Sonoma is offering the first of two symposia for nonprofits and the community at large.  The symposium will take place on October 16 from 3:00 -5:00 pm. at St. Leo’s Church (601 W. Agua Caliente Rd.) on Wednesday, The symposium will provide the opportunity for all nonprofits serving the Sonoma Valley and other community members to participate in group … [Read more...]

Impact100 Sonoma Members See First-hand the Impact of Their Efforts

Sonoma, CA—September 30, 2013 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 … [Read more...]