Talk about an IMPACT!!
Wednesday, October 30 was our version of the Academy Awards—but our awards went to non-profits, and we did it Impact-San-Antonio style!
That means that the 300+ female members of Impact San Antonio voted to award a $100,000 grant to each of these three agencies:
• Boys Town Texas Inc. (Family category) – to renovate 20 bathrooms in its five campus foster homes. The homes are 24 years old and over 500 children have lived in them.
• Children's Association for Maximum Potential (CAMP) (Environment, Recreation, Preservation category) - to support building its new Waste Water Treatment Plant, a critical piece of infrastructure necessary to maintain current programs for individuals with special needs in the community, to support future program and facilities growth, and to protect its natural environment.
• Christian Senior Services - Grace Place (Health & Wellness category) - to assist with its Grace Place Alzheimer’s Activity Center Enhancement and Expansion project, which will increase licensed capacity at its Northeast facility by enlarging the patio, doubling the activity space, adding a quiet room, providing commercial grade indoor and outdoor furniture and building an accessible entrance ramp. At its Northwest location, these funds will provide a nurse’s station, permanent storage cabinetry, small group activity space and a quiet room for participants who need rest and calming activities.
The other two finalists—AVANCE-San Antonio, Inc. (Education category) and San Anto Cultural Arts (Arts & Culture category)—received $4,000 each.
These five agencies were our 2013 finalists, meaning their grant applications were thoroughly reviewed and “rose to the top” from our five grant review committees.
With the grants awarded this year on October 30, Impact San Antonio (ISA) has surpassed the one million dollar mark (that’s $1,060,000, to be exact) of donations it has given away since its founding in 2005.
Congratulations to the Grant Recipients!
We look forward to watching our grants make a tremendous impact on the lives of San Antonians and area communities.
And once again, we thank our event sponsors:
Broadway Bank and the Bell Family, followed by Hill & Ford P.C., South Texas Money Management, Ltd. and Craig Franklin, CPA, P.C.
But mostly, we thank our members for their support of and trust in Impact SA, and for their dedication to the people of San Antonio.
Mark your calendar!
Grant Award Night
6 p.m. Wednesday, October 30, 2013
This is Impact's biggest, most rewarding and emotional night of the year! ISA's grant finalists will make their presentation to our membership who will vote that night and determine who will be awarded $100,000! We will award three $100,000 grants that evening. It is truly an evening where "women making a difference" is reality. Watch for your invitation. Whitley Theological Center, Oblate School of Theology, 285 Oblate Drive.
Shopping for a Cause at Nancy’s Boutique
September 30-October 6
Shop at Nancy’s unique boutique in the Quarry with its one-of-a-kind fashions and accessories and 20% of all purchases go to Impact SA (but be sure you mention Impact SA when checking out). Nancy is also hosting a reception with delicious appetizers and wine on Wednesday, October 2 from 6-8 p.m. for Impact members and Friends. 280 East Basse Road in the Quarry complex. Contact Meg Salvadore for more information.
“Mixed it up” at Art SA Gallery on September 19
For the third year, Darryl and Darcy Mix hosted Impact SA and prospective members to a wonderful membership social at their Art SA Gallery in Monte Vista to help us achieve our membership goal by September 30. Thank you, Darryl and Darcy, for your philanthropic spirit!
Successful Summer Soirée
More than 160 women and men attended the Summer Soirée, enjoying cocktails and appetizers on the River Walk patio of the Weston Centre, learning more about Impact San Antonio, and hearing a truly inspiring talk from Lynn Hickey, Athletic Director of UTSA.
Many thanks to our generous Soirée sponsors and underwriters: Susan Biegler, Lynn Hickey, Melinda Urion, Pfashionthropic and the Weston Centre!