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May 18, 2015 - Founder Message

Rebecca’s Musings…A Word From Our Founder

Rebecca’s Musings…A Word From Our Founder

Girls Giving Grants is ten years old, and we have lots to celebrate!

On December 25, 2003, Claire Powers gave Impact Austin $100 she had earned over several months. She said, “Mom, I’ve never seen you so happy, and I want to join Impact Austin when I’m an adult.” After many hugs and even more tears, I replied, “What if you and your friends started your own...

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February 23, 2015 - Founder Message

Rebecca’s Musings…A Word From Our Founder

Rebecca’s Musings…A Word From Our Founder

Every so often, we check in with our founder, Rebecca Powers. Rebecca has expanded her vision and activities to a national level, but continues to be an amazing resource for Impact Austin. Here are her thoughts as we dive into our FY2015 grants process and chart a new course in women's collective giving.

Leadership matters…whether at a four-way stop, at the...

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November 17, 2014 - Founder Message

Rebecca’s Musings…A Word From Our Founder

Rebecca’s Musings…A Word From Our Founder

Every so often, we check in with our founder, Rebecca Powers.  Rebecca has expanded her vision and activities to a national level, but continues to be an amazing resource for Impact Austin.  Here are her thoughts as we near the close of our membership season and the beginning of our grants process.

--Impact Austin does very important work—not just in what it...

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August 26, 2014 - Founder Message

A Note From Our Founder

A Note From Our Founder

As we head into our 12th year and introduce our new website, we asked our founder, Rebecca Powers, to write our Impact Austin history in her own words:

The seed for Impact Austin was planted on January 21, 2003, when I read an article in PEOPLE Magazine about a group of women in Cincinnati, OH, who pooled their individual $1000 donations and gave $124,000 to a...

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