You are viewing an archive of posts from the Member Spotlight category

May 30, 2016 - Member Spotlight

Impact Austin Member Spotlight on Martha Salazar

Impact Austin Member Spotlight on Martha Salazar

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...

read more


May 02, 2016 - Member Spotlight

Impact Austin Member Spotlight on Dina Mavridis

Impact Austin Member Spotlight on Dina Mavridis

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...

read more


April 04, 2016 - Member Spotlight

Impact Austin Member Spotlight on Rebekah Bonde

Impact Austin Member Spotlight on Rebekah Bonde

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...

read more


February 29, 2016 - Member Spotlight

Impact Austin Member Spotlight on Carol Lauder and Carolyn Otey

Impact Austin Member Spotlight on Carol Lauder and Carolyn Otey

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)...

read more


February 01, 2016 - IMPACT-edu, Member Spotlight

Impact Austin Member Spotlight on Val Colbourn

Impact Austin Member Spotlight on Val Colbourn

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...

read more


January 04, 2016 - Member Spotlight

Impact Austin Member Spotlight on Jane Nolden

Impact Austin Member Spotlight on Jane Nolden

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...

read more


November 30, 2015 - Member Spotlight

Impact Austin Member Spotlight on Marisa Bushee

Impact Austin Member Spotlight on Marisa Bushee

Marisa Bushee is a professional interior designer, a business woman, and a member of Impact Austin who is passionate about what the organization does, and doesn’t hesitate to tell others about it.

This is one of the characteristics that make her an outstanding Marketing Chair!

We asked how Marisa heard about Impact Austin and what inspired her to join.

“I...

read more


November 02, 2015 - Member Spotlight

Impact Austin Spotlight on Shubhada Saxena

Impact Austin Spotlight on Shubhada Saxena

We asked Shubhada how she heard about Impact Austin and what inspired her to join.

“I heard about Impact Austin in 2012 from Sudha Thiruvengadam, whose parents-in-law had joined as senior citizen volunteers at an organization I founded called SAIVA (South Asians’ International Volunteer Association). Sudha is a neighbor of Impact Austin’s founder, Rebecca...

read more


October 01, 2015 - Member Spotlight

Impact Austin Member Spotlight on Laura Green

Impact Austin Member Spotlight on Laura Green

Impact Austin attracts talented women who are passionate about collective giving and maximizing the impact they can make with their individual philanthropy.  Laura Green is one of those talented women!

We asked Laura how she heard about Impact Austin and what inspired her to join.

“After graduating from Business School in 2010, I knew I wanted to get involved...

read more


September 01, 2015 - Member Spotlight

Impact Austin Member Spotlight on Anne Isham

Impact Austin Member Spotlight on Anne Isham

Anne Isham is a fierce competitor. It is hard to catch up with her between cycling, hiking, traveling with her husband Paul, and training for competitions!

You see, Anne is a pole-vaulter…and not just any pole-vaulter, but one who is good enough to fly in the National Senior Games! --But more about that later.

We asked Anne how she heard about Impact Austin.

...

read more