November 06, 2018 - Upcoming Events

Register for Discovery Day

Discovery Day 
January 12, 2019
St. David's Episcopal Church 
301 E 8th St, Austin, TX 78701

Very limited seating remains.



Discovery Day is one of Impact Austin's signature events! Open to members, prospective members, and the Girls Giving Grants team, this even brings together community leaders and subject matter experts to enhance our knowledge of the critical issues impacting Central Texas.

Each member is welcome to invite up to four guests to introduce them to Impact Austin. Class of 2019 members have access to special seating and a welcome area, as well as the New Member Orientation following the main program. All members should look for the Member Journey table with information about volunteering and social activities.

There is limited parking at St. David’s Church, and there are public pay lots nearby. Carpooling and Uber/Lyft are encouraged. Check with your Zone Captain about options for sitting together, transportation, and lunching downtown after.

Discovery Day Agenda

8:00-8:30 Registration, networking, continental breakfast
8:30 Welcome and opening announcements

Panel One: Impacting Equity in Austin

How do we create an Austin where we ALL thrive? Join us for a meaningful roundtable with community philanthropic leaders to discuss our collective impact on social equity in Austin and how we can better collaborate and advocate to achieve the community we all desire.

Moderator: Madge Vasquez CEO, Mission Capital

Panelists: Laura Donnelly, Founder & CEO, Latinitas

Shaleiah Fox, Associate Director of Development, Black Studies at UT

Catrina Salinas, Chief People Officer, Central Texas Food Bank


Panel Two: Using Data to Drive Grantmaking

Data is rapidly and fundamentally changing every aspect of our daily lives. This

conversation with leading social innovators considers how data can be used to

drive equity-focused grantmaking to achieve a greater positive impact in the lives of

more people.

Moderator: Christina Gorczynski, Executive Director Impact Austin

Panelists: Ellie Haggerty Coplin, MPH, Evaluation Officer, St. David's Foundation

Virginia Potter, Portfolio Director, Michael and Susan Dell Foundation

Susan Dawson, President and Executive Director, E3 Alliance


Keynote Presentation: Elevating Diversity. Ensuring Inclusion.

Toya Cirica Bell, Deputy Chief Ethics Officer, Texas Health & Human Services System

11:20-11:30 Closing announcements

Breakout Sessions

New Member Orientation

How to Apply and Serve on Impact Austin’s Board of Directors



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