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PARTNERS THAT ARE LITERALLY MAKING THE IMPACT

Partner Spotlight: Monica Mehren Thompson and Christina Winstead Great events don’t just happen; great people make them happen! And the great Partners behind this year’s Making the Impact event include Christina Winstead, event chair, and Monica Mehren Thompson, wine wall and raffle coordinator. We sat down with these two extraordinary Partners to find out what drew them to Impact Giving and why they are so passionate about serving their community. How long have you been an …

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MEET THE 2018 GRANT FINALISTS

Impact Giving Will Help 18 Deserving Non-Profits This Year This is it; the whole reason why Impact Giving exists: To award important grants to deserving charities and help them further their work across the globe. As Impact Giving has grown, so have the opportunities for Partners and friends to learn more about the vast array of nonprofits that Impact Giving funds support. Again this year, attendees of the 2018 Making The Impact grant awards dinner …

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Impact Giving Partner Spotlight

Amy Larson, Impact Giving Partner For Impact Giving Partner and WISEPlace sponsor Amy Larson, finding philanthropic-minded women in her community was where it all started. She read an article about Impact Giving in a Laguna Beach newspaper and joined after her first “Get to Know Impact Giving” event. “I am now proud to say that I am a member of the founding fifty,” said Amy. “I have thoroughly enjoyed chairing the ‘Experience the Impact’ events …

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WISEPlace Gives Mid-Year Grant Report

Providing Shelter to Unaccompanied Homeless Women Grand Recipient: WISEPlace Grant Amount: $20,000 Project: Provide shelter to unaccompanied homeless women on dark nights when the Armory (Mercy House) is not open Reporting Period: June 1, 2017 – December 1, 2017   In Orange County alone, nearly 4,500 people experienced homelessness in 2017, that’s up five percent from 2015.  A quarter of those people are women. Women who are homeless experience an increased risk of sexual assault, human …

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GIVE A CHILD LIFE GIVES MID-YEAR GRANT REPORT

$30,000 Grant Has Already Changed More Than 1,000 Lives Grand Recipient:          Give A Child Life Grant Amount:         $30,000 Project:                       Install 2,000 Mabati Bulbs      Give Out 500 solar lanterns      Build a workshop for the solar installation team in the slums of Nairobi, Kenya Reporting Period:         June 1, 2017 – October 30, 2017 In one of the poorest, most dangerous areas in the world, where most children under the age of five …

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Letter From Our Board Chair

   Engage, Educate & Empower in 2018 Happy New Year, Impact Giving Partners and Friends! As I reflect on the impact our organization has made over the past year, I continue to be impressed by the power of like-mined women coming together to make a difference in our community and our world through collective giving! In 2017, we welcomed 39 new Partners into our organization. Collectively, we awarded $144,000 to six outstanding organizations – four local and two global …

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Thank You Partners!

We had great attendance and enthusiasm at our March 3rd event where we shared our growth plans. Thank you, Partners! As a result of that evening, I can proudly say that the Partners who attended were fully excited about our plan to hire an Executive Director, and backed that support by contributing $13,000 to our financial goal of raising $100,000. To date, we have now raised $82,000. The even better news is that once we …

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What time is it?

It’s time to grow! Do you know that our strategic plan for 2016 is to grow to 200 Partners by year’s end? Right now, we are at 140 Partners, but in order to stay sustainable, we MUST grow. Click here to attend our March 3 event to hear more about this. Stay tuned to our newsletter for updates on Intros, networking events, and other opportunities to bring your friends into our Impact Giving circle.

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