September 13, 2017 - Member Spotlight, Membership

Introducing Our New Members

We are coming up on our fifteenth anniversary and ready to celebrate! We are excited to introduce you to amazing new members that we know you will want to get to know better. 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 what do you think might surprise or interest your new friends about you? Here are their answers!

Impact Austin Member Michelle EarleyMeet Michelle Earley and say hello the next time you see her!

“Glenda Holmstrom, Barbara Ellis, and Melissa Gray each told me about the organization many, many years ago. My husband used to teach at Laurel Mountain Elementary with Glenda’s husband and where Melissa’s children went to school. Barbara Ellis and I worked together. I had lunch with her in the summer of 2016 and she mentioned Girls Giving Grants (g3) and what a great organization it would be for my oldest daughter. I “encouraged” my daughter to join and participate which she did even though she didn’t know anyone else involved with g3. She got so much out of it and I thought if I am going to push her to do something out of her comfort zone I should probably lead by example. The mother/daughter holiday tea at g3 really helped to solidify my decision.”

“I am a mother of three and a full time practicing lawyer. In my spare time (haha) I enjoy volunteering with several nonprofits in Austin and binge watching really great television shows.”

“I was an au pair in Lyon, France before attending law school. I am also a lifelong Austinite - I can’t say ‘native’ because we moved here when I was almost five, but I am pretty close to calling myself a native.”

Impact Austin Member Bridget Harris Meet Bridget Harris, and say “Hi!” the next time you see her.

“My friend, Polly thought it would be something I would be interested in doing. She has enjoyed meeting all the new women and thought I would enjoy them too.”

“I keep very busy with my children, George 13, Poppy 10. I work full time and have worked almost full time since I turned 16. I am a commercial interior designer and now work in the flooring industry as an account rep working with commercial interior designers and architects. I love to travel. I look forward to being able to travel more." 

“I am the youngest of nine children and we actually all get along great. Looking forward to meeting new friends and learning about different volunteer opportunities.”

  Impact Austin Member Kelly StuthMeet Kelly Stuth, and say hello the next time you see her!

 “I was introduced to Impact At a happy hour with the Neighbors of Lakeway and Mary Beth Kenis.”

“I’ve lived in Austin for 30+ years and raised three sons here. I love our community and want to see it continue to thrive.”

“I am so happy to be a part of Impact Austin!”

New Member Highlights are a series of posts that introduce you to some of our new members who have joined for FY2018. If you are interested in being highlighted, please contact us and your Impact Austin blog editor will respond to you with the details!

Send your email to and be sure to indicate that it is a New Member Highlight Inquiry.

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