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July 16, 2019 - Impact Through Involvement, Member Spotlight, Membership, Volunteering

Member Spotlight: Board President Susan Palombo

Member Spotlight: Board President Susan Palombo

When Susan Palombo moved to Austin with her husband from Minneapolis four years ago, Impact Austin kept coming up in conversations with people she met.

“I had been involved in a lot of community service and board work in Minnesota, and I loved that dimension of my life. When I got to Austin, so many people said, ‘You have to get connected with Impact Austin. You...

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June 15, 2019 - Member Spotlight, Membership, Organizational Update, Volunteering

Celebrating Board President Lauren Paver and Her Inspiring Leadership

Celebrating Board President Lauren Paver and Her Inspiring Leadership

Impact Austin Board President Lauren Paver has a knack for helping organizations achieve their goals. In her professional life, she’s a consultant who works with $5 million to $30 million entities experiencing rapid growth that need help strategizing, turning strategy into operating plans and leveling up their talent and operations along the way.

“Companies hire...

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May 31, 2019 - Member Spotlight

Member Spotlight: Janice Friesen

Member Spotlight: Janice Friesen

Janet Friesen is a great person to know if you need computer guidance (like how to organize your digital photos or create a website) or social media help. At this past Discovery Day, for example, she was able to provide on-the-spot, simplified directions for a marketing committee member who was new to Instagram stories. She obviously has a knack for helping...

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May 23, 2019 - Member Spotlight, Membership

Member Spotlight: Faiza Khan

Member Spotlight: Faiza Khan

Faiza Khan has viewed the world through an international perspective since she was just weeks old. After being born in Pakistan, she moved to Zimbabwe when she was six weeks old and lived with her physician mother and international banker father. She remembers a wonderful childhood in the small African country. 

“Zimbabwe is amazing. Growing up in there, I can’t...

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May 02, 2019 - Girls Giving Grants, Impact Through Involvement, Member Spotlight, Membership, Volunteering

Celebrating Moms and Daughters Making an Impact Together

Celebrating Moms and Daughters Making an Impact Together

Many mothers and daughters share a special bond and often do things together. But these three mom and daughter duos also share something really important in common. They all give back to their community through Impact Austin! In celebration of Mother's Day and Impact Austin, here are the inspiring stories of these mother/daughter members:

Carol Dochen (Mom) and...

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June 26, 2019 - Member Spotlight, Organizational Update

MEET OUR NEW DIRECTORS

MEET OUR NEW DIRECTORS
Four Members Join Impact Austin’s Board

Impact Austin’s Governance Committee approved a new slate of volunteers joining for three-year board terms beginning with the FY 2020 year. We welcome our new directors and thank them in advance for their service.  We also say thanks to retiring directors Rebecca Powers and Mary Blegen.

Deanna DeHaven joins the...

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April 18, 2019 - Grants, Impact Through Involvement, Member Spotlight, Volunteering

Member Spotlight: Jessica Odeyemi, Chair, Social Innovation Grant Committee

Member Spotlight: Jessica Odeyemi, Chair, Social Innovation Grant Committee

The first time Jessica Odeyemi flew on an airplane was when she was 17 and went to visit Princeton University, where she’d been accepted for the class of 2009. Her experience at Princeton, where she majored in mechanical and aerospace engineering, was transformational for the girl from Missouri City, Texas (near Houston). “I was surrounded by so many intelligent...

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March 03, 2019 - Member Spotlight, Membership

Member Spotlight: Amreen Rajabali

Member Spotlight: Amreen Rajabali

It was in 2018 at a member coffee she attended with her friend Kimberly Klein where Amreen Rajabali first heard Rebecca Powers’s powerful story of how she started Impact Austin.

“I was in tears as Rebecca talked about her brother’s death and how in the aftermath she started the organization as an outlet to help others. It was a revelatory moment for me because...

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February 12, 2019 - Member Spotlight, Volunteering

Member Spotlight: State Representative Vikki Goodwin

Member Spotlight: State Representative Vikki Goodwin

Impact Austin member and State Representative Vikki Goodwin believes we all have an obligation to serve our communities. And serve she does! Besides her involvement with Impact Austin, Vikki’s service now extends to the Texas Capital, where she just began her first term serving her constituents in House District 47. Read on for her inspiring perspective on...

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January 08, 2019 - Impact Through Involvement, Member Spotlight, Volunteering

Impact Austin Member Spotlight on Linda Yang

Impact Austin Member Spotlight on Linda Yang

New members are the lifeblood of Impact Austin, infusing innovative ideas and energy to support our mission to transform the Austin community through collective giving. As one of Impact Austin’s brand new members, Linda Yang has already jumped in to provide valuable insight on the marketing committee and is serving as one of the co-chairs of Discovery Day on...

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