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Special Family Event Celebrates Impact Austinís 10 Years of Extraordinary Impact
Impact Austin

April, 2013

Impact Austin is celebrating its ten years of extraordinary impact to the community by hosting a fun-filled, family event and inviting former grant recipients, the general public, sponsors, Central Texas area nonprofits, and members alike. The event will also honor founding member Rebecca Powers for her tremendous vision over the years, as Impact Austin donated millions of dollars back to the Austin community. The event is to be held on Sunday, April 28th from 2 p.m. – 5 p.m. at the American Legion Hall located at

404 Atlanta Street, Austin

, 78703. The event will boast live music from Sons of the Salt Fork, and from Impact Austin’s own Kali’ Rourke. Carnival games and kids activities, along with food and beverages, will set the scene for the family big-top carnival theme. Tickets are open to the public for $15 per person and $40 per family of 4, and can be purchased at www.impact-austin.org.

 

The local non-profit and 501 (c)3’s main goal is recruit at least 500 annual members each year, then give back an average of $500,000 per year to area non-profits through this collective–giving. Each Impact Austin member contributes $1,000 as part of her membership which, in turn, is combined with the other dues to provide the special grants to nonprofits for new projects and programs. Impact Austin brings new resources into the community through high-impact grants, as they engage, develop and inspire women to effect positive change.

 

 

By the end of June, Impact Austin will have extended 40 grants to local organizations in the Austin community totaling over four million dollars. Grants are awarded to the selected nonprofits in June of each year to assist with new programs and projects that will deliver impactful results for our community. 

 

“This event marks a milestone for Impact Austin and we want to share that not only with our members and partners, but also the public and those interested in learning more about our process and our grant recipients. We invite everyone to join us at the event and help celebrate the success of our collective giving. Last year we were able to give $518,000 back to the Austin community and in our ten years of extraordinary impact, we have helped distribute over four million dollars in grants to area nonprofits,” commented Elizabeth Fitzgerald, Executive Director of Impact Austin.

 

Anyone interested in becoming a member can check the following link, http://www.impact-austin.org/join.php or contact the Impact Austin office at  512-335-5540.

 

About Impact Austin:

Impact Austin is a 501(c)(3) public charity made up of women seeking to transform lives in the Austin area through high-impact and lifelong giving.  The only membership requirements are to be female and donate $1,000 each year.  Impact Austin combines the annual donations from members and gives large grants each year to local worthy causes selected by the members. Grant applications are accepted in each of the following focus areas: culture, environment, education, family, and health and wellness.  Collectively, we have changed the face of philanthropy in Austin www.impact-austin.org.



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