April 12, 2018 - Impact Through Involvement

Impact Austin Members in Community News: Austin Woman’s Way 2018 Award

Collective giving is a powerful way to practice philanthropy. One of the benefits of gathering a group of philanthropic women together is that we also get to celebrate their community service accomplishments with them!

Impact Austin Founder Rebecca PowersRebecca Powers is well known in the Austin community for her philanthropic passion and empowering people to help others. In 2003, Powers founded Impact Austin, a collective giving organization whose concept was simple and inspirational - bringing women and their financial resources together to make a profound impact in their region. To date, Impact Austin has raised more than $6 million on behalf of those in need in Central Texas.

Powers speaks nationally, inspiring women to connect their capacity to give with their confidence to do it well. She also serves on the National Board of the Jeremiah Program and sits on the Strategic Advisory Board of Allies Against Slavery.    

Recently, Rebecca was selected as a Social Impact finalist in the 2018 Austin Woman Magazine Woman's Way Awards. The gala and announcement of the awards winners will be on May 17th at the J.W. Marriott.

When asked about the award, Rebecca said,

“I am honored to be a finalist for the Austin Woman Magazine Woman's Way Business Awards because it gives voice to our mission and spreads more awareness of Impact Austin as we work to unlock the potential of our communities through philanthropy.”

Austin Woman Woman's Way Awards 2018

We congratulate Rebecca on this great honor and know that many Impact Austin members will be in attendance to cheer on one of our own.


We encourage our Impact Austin members to inform us when you, or other members you know, are recognized for your service to the community.

Impact Austin would be proud to recognize these members and congratulate them!  Our congratulations may be in a blog post and/or on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Pinterest.

The Guidelines:

·       Eligible awards are for public or volunteer service in keeping with our philanthropic mission. No professional or business awards, please.

·       The recipient must be a current Impact Austin Member.

·       The award must have occurred within the last 60-90 days or be imminent.

Contact contact@impactaustin.org to alert us to a civic or community award for a current member, and that will start the process. If you are recommending someone else, please include her contact email in your referral.


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