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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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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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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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May 24, 2018 - Impact Through Involvement, Member Spotlight

Impact Austin Members In the News - Val Kirk

Impact Austin Members In the News - Val Kirk

Impact Austin members are special women who are using their talents, education, passion, and energy to change their neighborhoods, towns, and even the nation. Val Kirk is one of those women who will be making a difference at a national level as she joins the Board of Directors of the Women’s Collective Giving Grantmakers Network (WCGN). She will join the WCGN...

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February 26, 2018 - Grants, Member Spotlight

Impact Austin Member Spotlight - Marla Whelan

Impact Austin Member Spotlight - Marla Whelan

“The Grant Review Committees (GRCs) are really the heart of the organization,” says Marla Whelan, Impact Austin Grant Coordinator.

Meet Marla and learn more about her and her journey with Impact Austin’s Grant Review Committees in this member spotlight interview!

Marla, how did you hear about Impact Austin and why did you decide to join?

“I retired, and I was...

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February 15, 2018 - Member Spotlight, Membership

Introducing Our New Members

Introducing Our New Members

Impact Austin attracts members from many backgrounds and careers! One thing they all have in common is a commitment to the mission of collective giving. We asked these new members three basic questions – “How did you find out about Impact Austin and what inspired you to join, What is your short and sweet biography, and optionally, What do you think might surprise...

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February 08, 2018 - Member Spotlight, Membership

Introducing Our New Members

Introducing Our New Members

Impact Austin is proud to have 446 members this year, and many are new additions to the team! Help us welcome these dynamic women who are joining us in our mission of collective giving. We asked them three basic questions – “How did you find out about Impact Austin and what inspired you to join, What is your short and sweet biography, and optionally, What do you...

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February 01, 2018 - Member Spotlight, Membership

Introducing Our New Members

Introducing Our New Members

February is the month to celebrate love and we love our new members! Help us welcome these dynamic women who are joining us in our mission of collective giving. We asked them three basic questions – “How did you find out about Impact Austin and what inspired you to join, What is your short and sweet biography, and optionally, What do you think might surprise or...

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January 18, 2018 - Member Spotlight, Membership

Introducing Our New Members

Introducing Our New Members

This year is a special one for Impact Austin! We are celebrating fifteen years of changing our city for the better. We invite you to celebrate with us by welcoming three new members who are joining us in our mission of collective giving. We asked them three basic questions – “How did you find out about Impact Austin and what inspired you to join, What is your...

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