The Impact of Impact 100 will be unveiled at the Ninth Annual Kickoff Breakfast at 9 o’clock am on Wednesday, November 9, 2016 at the Oak Harbor Clubhouse. Registration begins at 8:15 am and reservations are required as the event sells out every year. Reservations can be made online at http://www.impact100ir.com. Deadline for reservations is November 2nd.
Suzanne Bertman, Impact 100 President stated, “Our Kickoff Breakfast this year will be quite different from previous years. This year we are focusing on the effects our transformational grants have made at the grass root level. By that I mean we are going to introduce our audience to individuals in our community who have directly benefitted from the services the winning non-profits provide. The stories these individuals will tell are compelling and will touch hearts. Our goal is to make our members and potential members realize the tremendous power of group giving through their Impact donations. We are changing individual lives in Indian River County with every grant we award.”
How do you determine the impact of our grants? You interview thirty-five residents of Indian River County who benefited as a result of close to $3 million dollars in grants being given over the past eight years.
Two of those thirty-five will be interviewed live, on-stage, in a fireside chat with iHeart Radio Host and #1 International bestselling author, Laura Steward. They will share their firsthand stories of how their lives and the lives of those they love were changed because of Impact 100 grants.
This year’s Event Sponsor is The Hill Group. When asked why The Hill Group is involved with Impact 100 Toby Hill said, “Impact 100’s approach to giving has literally changed the philanthropic landscape in our community. The Hill Group considers it a privilege to continue our support of their focus to truly impact the lives of those less fortunate in our own backyard.”
Last season Impact 100 funded $421,000 into the community from 421 members for transformational grants that make a difference in Indian River County, achieving a milestone of almost $3 million in funds distributed over the past eight years. More information can be found at www.impact100ir.com.