IMPACT 100 Membership Reaches Historic High

Organization will Give More than One Million Dollars to the Non-Profit Community  

Pensacola, FL, March 20, 2014 – IMPACT 100 Pensacola Bay Area, a local women’s philanthropy group, is pleased to announce that its 2014 Membership Drive has successfully concluded with 1025 members. The organization will give back to the community by awarding 10 grants of $102,500 each to non-profit agencies in Escambia and Santa Rosa Counties in October.

This will be the 11th year that IMPACT 100 will award grants to local non-profit agencies. Since the inception of IMPACT 100 Pensacola Bay Area in 2004, the organization has awarded 47 grants to 39 different non-profit agencies for a total of $5.151 million.
“We are thrilled to have such a tremendous response from our community and we can’t wait to see what innovative projects the non-profit agencies submit this year,” said Holly Jurnovoy, President of IMPACT 100. “Thanks to every one of our members, the Pensacola Bay Area shines once again as the largest Impact 100 organization in the world.”


Two grants will be awarded in each of the following five focus areas: Arts & Culture; Education; Environment, Recreation & Preservation; Family; and Health & Wellness.


Non-profit organizations interested in applying for a grant are invited to attend this year’s Nonprofit Education Workshop: “Million Dollar Impact – Got Grants?” at First Baptist Church, 500 N. Palafox St. on April 22nd. All non-profit organizations in Escambia and Santa Rosa Counties are invited to learn about the grant process, get tips to writing a more successful grant, be inspired to dream big and create a winning project. Letters of Intent to Apply for a grant are due April 30th. Grant Applications must be submitted by June 27th


Additional information is available on the IMPACT 100 website at


IMPACT 100 Pensacola Bay Area is also celebrating its tenth anniversary with a cocktail reception and program featuring Sister Schubert Barnes, philanthropist and founder of Sister Schubert’s Homemade Rolls and Wendy Steele, founder of the IMPACT 100 concept on April 11, 2014, 6:00-8:30 p.m. at the Saenger Theater. Members, non-members, men and women are all welcome to attend. Ticket price of $25 includes heavy hors d’oeuvres, beer & wine, and a hardcover 10th Anniversary commemorative book. Tickets are on sale now through the Saenger Box Office or



Rhonda Dollas, Board Member