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March 20, 2017 - Member Spotlight
Lisa Apfelberg joined Impact Austin five short years ago but this active volunteer and nonprofit professional jumped in with both feet! She’s been an advisor to g3, served on a Grants Review Committee and most recently served on the Board of Directors.
How did you hear about Impact Austin and why did you decide to join? What year was it?
I heard about Impact...
September 05, 2016 - Member Spotlight
Dubravka Romano is a woman with an exotic name, an amazing life story, and a down-to-earth attitude that fits right in with the members of Impact Austin!
Dubravka, how did you hear about Impact Austin and why did you decide to join?
"My friend and work colleague Krista Fergason told me about Impact Austin about 7 or 8 years ago, and invited me to attend an...
August 01, 2016 - Member Spotlight
Suzanne Daniels is a creative force of nature! Juggling home, parenthood, a passion for design, volunteer work for Impact Austin and now a brand new project (keep reading to find out what it is)...there is no stopping her!
Suzanne, how and when did you hear about Impact Austin and why did you decide to join?
I joined in 2012 when Angela Osborn recruited me to...
July 01, 2016 - Member Spotlight
Julie Fritz is an Artist who brings her vision, focus and talent to everything in her life. Whether donating her art to support her favorite nonprofits, or simply bringing beauty into other people’s homes and lives, Julie touches her community.
Julie, how did you hear about Impact Austin and why did you decide to join?
"I was a member of a similar organization...
May 30, 2016 - Member Spotlight
Martha Salazar is a quiet woman with a dazzling smile and an enthusiastic attitude. We talked with her recently about her Impact Austin experience.
Martha, what inspired you to join Impact Austin?
“My first encounter with Impact Austin was being lucky enough to sit next to its founder, Rebecca Powers, at an event at St. David’s Episcopal Church. She shared...
May 02, 2016 - Member Spotlight
Dina Mavridis is an enthusiastic, spirited, Impact Austin leader who has made a big impact of her own with our younger generation of philanthropists!
Dina, how did you hear about Impact Austin and why did you decide to join?
"I heard about Impact Austin through Melissa Gray in 2003. She invited me to a coffee at Rebecca Powers’ home, and after hearing...
April 04, 2016 - Member Spotlight
Rebekah Bonde is a brilliant woman who brings razor sharp intellect and analytical skills to everything she does. She has served as Impact Austin’s Board President for the past two years and we caught up with her on the run, as usual!
Rebekah, how did you hear about Impact Austin and why did you decide to join?
"My husband and I moved to Austin in 2011. A...
February 29, 2016 - Member Spotlight
Carol Lauder and her mother, Carolyn Otey, are one of several “mother-daughter” dynamic duos in Impact Austin’s membership and they are both lovely, articulate women who enjoy making a difference through collective giving.
How did you hear about Impact Austin and why did you decide to join?
CL: “In 2003, my friend Phylis Donelson (one of the kitchen table six)...
February 01, 2016 - IMPACT-edu, Member Spotlight
Did you know Impact Austin has an International flair? Well, we do, and a big part of it is our philanthropy education leader, Val Colbourn.
We caught up with Val in between jaunts around the world, and got to learn more about this fascinating woman!
Val, how did you hear about Impact Austin? When and why did you decide to join?
“I learned about Impact Austin...
January 04, 2016 - Member Spotlight
Jane Nolden is a lovely woman who brings her intellect and sparkle to everything she does. She is also one of Impact Austin’s famed “Kitchen Table Six!” We caught up with her between projects and travels.
Jane, how did you become involved in that first, small group of women that would grow into hundreds over the years?
“I was walking the Capitol 10K with Phylis...