In 2003, a group of four women set out to change their city, armed with ideas and the will to see them come to life. The basic premise of recruiting I 00 women,
each donating $I,000 to collectively give to local non-profit organizations, expanded to 233 women in 2004 and “IMPACT I 00″ began. Today, IMPACT is
made of 570 women, not one of them a paid staff member and all of them with day–jobs, who contribute and vote on grant winners in five focus areas: Arts and
Culture; Education; Environment, Recreation, and Preservation; Family; and Health and Wellness.