Focus Area Committees

2017 Committee Meeting Information

IMPACT 100 Committee Meetings are a great way to get involved in the mission of IMPACT 100. The 2017 Committee dates are listed below.

2017 Focus Area Committee Member Form  – Required of all committee members prior to access to attending and accessing committee meeting information to ensure no conflicts of interests.

What Happens at Committee Meetings

Impact Slider - Committee MeetingFocus Area Committees meet in July and August each year.  IMPACT 100 members can volunteer on any of the five committees to review the grants and select the finalists for that focus area. Members choose a committee based on many factors. For some women the meeting time, location and dates are important and for others they choose a focus area that fits their particular passion or expertise. A light meal or snack is provided at the committee meetings.

At least three members from a committee will conduct a site visit to every nonprofit that submits a grant application. The site visit teams will then present their findings at the next committee meeting. All committee members are expected to read the grant application for their focus area. Based on the grant application and the site visits, the committee will choose the finalists for their focus area. Those finalists will present their proposals to our members at the annual meeting.   At the annual meeting, each member votes for each grant awarded – last year two grants in each of the five focus areas.

Conflict of Interests – All committee members are required to fill out a conflict of interest form. If a member serves on the Board or is an employee of a nonprofit whose grant is being reviewed by our focus committee, or was personally involved in the 2017 grant application, we will ask that you serve on a different committee.  IMPACT 100 maintains an excellent reputation in the community for the integrity of our process in selecting nonprofits to receive grants.  Your IMPACT Board of Directors feels that this policy is necessary in order to maintain the utmost level of fairness to the nonprofits and to avoid any impropriety or appearance of such.


Committee Member Training – All committee volunteers are encouraged to attend a training session – to be held on Tuesday, July 11, 2017 at the Pensacola State College Library. It is not mandatory to attend this training to participate in a committee as we will review the committee process at the first committee meeting. This training is open to any IMPACT member who wants to learn more about the committee process. 

Committee Documents for Download

Committee Meetings


MONDAYS 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
July 17,  31, Aug. 7, 14, 21, (28, if needed)
First Baptist Church – 500 N. Palafox St., Downtown Pensacola
Chair: Maria Goldberg   Co-Chair: Ann Woll


TUESDAYS 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
July 18, Aug. 1, 8, 15, 22, (29, if needed)
Trinity Presbyterian Church – 3400 Bayou Blvd., Pensacola
Chair: Melissa Lister   Co-Chair: Ashley Prestwood


WEDNESDAYS 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
July 19, Aug. 2, 9, 16, 23, (30, if needed)
First Baptist Church – 500 N. Palafox St., Downtown Pensacola
Chair: Jo Mathews   Co-Chair: Kim Chope


THURSDAYS 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
July 20, Aug. 3, 10, 17, 24, (31, if needed)
Gulf Breeze Recreational Center – 800 Shoreline Drive, Gulf Breeze
Chair: Roz Leahy Duckworth  Co-Chair: Terri Ramos


FRIDAYS 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
July 21, Aug. 4, 11, 18, (25, if needed)
Temple Beth-El – 800 N. Palafox St. Pensacola
Chair: McGee Lorren  Co-Chair: Madrina Ciano