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Impact Stirs the Crowd at Sonoma's 4th of July Parade … [Read more...]

Impact100 Sonoma Welcomes Three New Board Members

For Immediate Release - July 1, 2018 Impact100 Sonoma Welcomes New Board Members Sonoma, CA —July 1, 2018—The Board of Directors of Impact100 Sonoma recently elected three new members to its now sixteen-member board: Sarah Carroll will serve as Assistant Membership Chair. Sarah joined Impact100 Sonoma in 2017 as a NextGen member.  With a background in travel and hospitality, she spent … [Read more...]

Impact100 Sonoma awards 2018 $100,000 Impact Grant to La Luz Center!

Photos by Bari Williams Impact Grant finalists each receive $10,000 and $186,000 in Community Grants is given to ten other nonprofits. During the Ninth Annual Awards Celebration on June 9, our members awarded the $100,000 Impact Grant to La Luz Center to fund its program, Computer Literacy and Employment Services. The program will ensure that the most vulnerable members of our community can … [Read more...]

NextGen Program Receives Matching Grant!

Our 2017 first cohort of NextGen members, and progeny, welcome the 2018 class at Murphy's The Vera C Hendry Foundation has awarded $10,000 as a restricted grant to lmpactl00 Sonoma to commemorate their organization's 10th anniversary year. This grant is to be used exclusively, during the next three years, to promote community philanthropy among young, professional women as participants in the … [Read more...]

Teen Services Sonoma – Grant Recipient Success!

Thanks in large part to 2016 and 2017 Community Grants, Teen Services Sonoma launched, then expanded, their successful Welding Program in collaboration with Hanna Boys Center. The goal: Offer valley youth living-wage job skills! Spirits were high and students' thoughtful remarks got the tears flowing during Teen Services Sonoma's (TSS) recent Ready to Work Graduation Celebration. The evening … [Read more...]

Many Hands Get the Job Done at Redwood Empire Food Bank!

  Twenty-four Impact100 Sonoma members and guests pulled on rubber gloves and got busy bagging produce in the cool warehouse of Redwood Empire Food Bank’s (REFB) Santa Rosa facility on December 19. Half of the group bagged apples while the other half bagged pears -- all to the cheerful strains of holiday music and lively chatter. In less than 2 hours the group packaged 6,000 pounds … [Read more...]

Record Membership & Grant Dollars for 2018! News from the Annual Meeting!

The Impact100 Sonoma Annual Meeting is the place to hear all the news - and on January 27, literally reflecting the meeting's theme of "Growing Together", extra chairs had to be wheeled in to accommodate the room full of members who attended. All were eager to hear an update about our organization and community, welcome new members and greet long-time friends and colleagues.   After a brunch … [Read more...]

Our NextGen Continues to Grow!

Impact100 Sonoma 2018 NextGen members (from left to right) are Sarah Carroll, Casey Chavez, Nicole Lee, and Anya Everett. This month we are proud to welcome four new members of the NextGen Program, designed to inspire and empower young women to become actively involved in serving our Sonoma Valley community through Impact100. These women are eager to contribute their unique experiences, skills, … [Read more...]

Generosity Warms the Holiday Party

Candlelight, the gentle tones of a duet’s guitars and vocals, stations laden with food, two bars ably “manned”, tables for relaxing and visiting with friends old and new -- that was the welcome to over 165 Impact100 Sonoma members and 30 guests who attended the annual Holiday Party on December seven. Sometimes circumstances heighten our appreciation for all that we have, and what we are able to … [Read more...]

Drive Our Impact: Join a 2018 Grants Committee

One of the most fulfilling ways to participate as an Impact100 Sonoma member is to serve on a Grants Review Committee - this is the core of our mission as a giving circle.  "Being a part of the Grants Committee process was extremely rewarding," said member Linda Dougherty. "I learned so much about the local nonprofits, the needs of the community and really got to know some wonderful Impact100 … [Read more...]