FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 27, 2022
Impact100 Sonoma Announces 2022-23 Board of Directors
Nine New Members Accept Three-Year Terms
Top row (from left to right): Karen Sherman, Stephanie Chakmak, Jennifer Ramsey, Sherry Preiss, and Cheryl Hannon. Bottom row (from left to right): Sally Brian and Brenda Lhormer. Not shown: Laurel Studebaker and Marcia Carruthers.
SONOMA, Calif. – The Impact100 Sonoma women’s collective giving organization—one of Sonoma Valley’s largest funders—announced its 2022-23 Board of Directors on Tuesday, June 21. Seven new members were inducted to serve three-year terms beginning July 1. Two other new members joined earlier in the year.
The new board members are: Governance Chair Sally Brian; Membership Co-Chair Stephanie Chakmak; Member Engagement Co-Chairs Sherry Preiss and Laurel Studebaker; Grants Co-Chairs Marcia Carruthers and Jennifer Ramsey; and Committee Resource Chair Cheryl Hannon. Communications Chair Brenda Lhormer and Events Chair Karen Sherman joined the Board of Directors at the beginning of 2022.
They serve alongside existing board members: Co-Presidents Claudia Sims and Debbe Noto; Secretary Ann Iverson; Treasurer Marney Malik; Grants Oversight Co-Chairs Dana Simpson-Stokes and Kathleen Bloch; Grants Co-Chair Dian Duvall; and Membership Co-Chair Sandee Crisp.
“I am thrilled to welcome these extremely talented and experienced women to our impressive working board,” said Sims of the new inductees. “With their passion for our mission, we expect to increase our general membership and provide even more funding and support to our local nonprofits every year, helping them to better serve Sonoma Valley,” added Noto.
About Impact100 Sonoma: Women Giving As One
Founded in 2009 by Annette Lomont and Christine Dohrmann, Impact100 Sonoma is a women’s philanthropic organization that pools its funds to support nonprofits from Schellville to Kenwood. Its vision is to support a thriving Sonoma Valley by empowering women to invest in a more sustainable nonprofit community through collective giving and responsible stewardship while emphasizing diversity, equity, and inclusion. The first Impact100 chapter in California, Impact100 Sonoma is an affiliate of Impact100 Global and a member of the national Philanos network. The amount of funds it grants each year depends on the number of annual members, which now exceeds 300. One hundred percent of grant donations go directly toward the grants pool, maximizing the number of local funding opportunities. Each January, area nonprofits apply for grants. Impact100 member committees review proposals, make site visits, and select finalists. All members vote on recipients, and grants are awarded in the spring. In 2022, Impact100 Sonoma granted a record $335,500 for a cumulative total since 2010 of $3,324,500, making it one of the valley’s largest funders. Impact100 Sonoma is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and all donations are fully tax-deductible. For more information, visit www.impact100sonoma.org or write firstname.lastname@example.org.