Impact Giving, the Orange County based women’s collective giving organization now in its second year, will award more than $125,000 to other local and global nonprofits on Thursday, April 28, at the Pacific Club in Newport Beach. The event is open to the public and tickets are $65.
Launched last year, Impact Giving’s goal is to encourage1,000 women to each donate $1,000 a year, enabling the organization to give away at total of $1 million annually. In its inaugural year, Impact Giving, awarded $90,000 to seven local and global organizations, changing the lives of literally thousands of individuals.
“Our Partners get to see exactly how their money is making significant impact in a variety of lives,” said board chair Karen Wilson, of Laguna Beach. As an example, in their first year, Impact Giving funded treatment for a young Ethiopian girl with severe scoliosis and helped an organization that supplied a free wheelchair to give mobility to an African boy with multiple sclerosis. “These are just two examples of the thousands of lives we, as a collective giving organization, get to help change for the better,” said Wilson.
This year 47 organizations sought its grants.
For more info and to register to attend the award event, visit www.impactgivingnow.org.