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Meet the Partners: Karen Grundhofer

A native of Newport Beach, California, we’d like to introduce you to networking expert and world traveler, Karen Grundhofer. Volunteering since a young girl, Karen’s involvement with Impact Giving was meant to be. Highlighting Karen’s amazing work this month as we open grant committee sign-ups for the 2020 grant season is very appropriate, considering it is one of her favorite parts about the organization. Throughout her childhood, Karen supported many leadership organizations and while studying …

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Meet the Partners: Holly Padias

Event planning extraordinaire, Holly Padias joined Impact Giving just three years ago and has made a huge impact (pun-intended) within our organization since her initiation. As a pivotal member on our Impact Giving Gala events team, it is our pleasure to introduce you to this amazing woman.   Starting her career with a local restaurant company, Padias has earned her place in the hospitality industry by way of operations, talent buying, and managing. Some of her …

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Meet the Partners: Marie Crosson

For Impact Giving Sponsoring Partner and Volunteer of Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Orange County, Marie Crosson, serving her community through local organizations has always been a priority. With over 25 years of service within organizations that primarily aid women and children, such as Working Wardrobes and Big Brothers Big Sisters of Orange County, Marie has been a long-time contributor within her Orange County community. Upon graduation from UCLA, Marie pursued a career in …

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End-of-Year Updates from our 2018-2019 Grant Recipients

We received some amazing end-of-year updates from last year’s six Impact Giving grant recipients! From providing clean water to thousands of people in Mexico to feeding hundreds of families in need in Orange County – these updates are proof that our Partners’ contributions are truly making an impact! WISEPlace – $36,000 WISEPlace in Santa Ana received a $36,000 grant from Impact Giving to support Phase I of its ambitious Capital Campaign to triple its capacity …

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A Message from Board Chair Jennifer Lipinski

Dear Impact Giving Partners, Supporters and Friends, It’s been a little over a month since our 2019 Impact Giving awards event, and I am still beaming with pride thinking of the impact we will have on such a diverse and broad range of organizations! I’m so pleased that our second Increasing the Impact auction raised over $40,000 in addition to the $130,400 we gave in grants. In case you missed it, you can see a …

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A Night of Celebration and Generosity: 10th Annual Impact Giving Awards

Our 2019 Impact Giving Awards event was a huge success! The generosity and support in the room on May 30 was so inspiring. To know that so many supporters in our community are motivated to make a difference and donate to so many organizations – locally and across the globe – is a true testament to collective giving. We are honored to share that this year we granted $130,400 – bringing our 10-year grant giving …

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Celebrating 10 Years of Giving

When our founding Partners created Impact Giving 10 years ago, they wanted to make as big of an impact as possible by transforming lives in our communities, our nation and around the world.  Our grant season has always been the backbone of this mission – providing our Partners with the opportunity to bring to our attention non-profit organizations that work to transform lives around the world. This month, we will celebrate an important milestone for …

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10th Anniversary Celebration of Founding Partners

To kick off our 10th year of giving, the Impact Giving Board hosted an intimate cocktail party in honor of our founding Partners, where old friends were reunited and reconnected. “It was so much fun to reconnect and learn how far Impact Giving has come,” said Ann Duncan Levy, Impact Giving co-founder. “I’m so proud to have been a founding Partner.” The catered affair was held at Sam Dawson’s home and everyone truly enjoyed the …

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