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Annual Meeting 2023: The 20 Reasons You'll Want to be There!

It's our 20th Anniversary Year! Let's celebrate at Annual Meeting 2023!

While every Annual Meeting is our most popular Signature Event, this year's is special for many reason. We'll name 20 that come quickly to mind. Go to our Annual Meeting webpage to find logistical details and the registration link. And register a friend to celebrate with you, and to learn what you're part of as an Impact Austin member. Here's why you'll want to be there....

  1. Women celebrate - Nearly 30 years ago, Sondra Shaw Hardy and Martha Taylor identified 6 C’s as the inspiration for women’s giving. One of those is celebrate! Change out of those yoga pants and get ready to have FUN with your philanthropy!

  2. Honor our legacy. Impact Austin was born in 2003. Since that first year of recruiting members and designing a grant program, generous donors and dedicated volunteers have built our 20-year legacy with more than $8 million in community impact.

  3. There's something new! Annual Meeting is a long-time tradition, but this year we're gathering in a new location: the Long Center for the Performing Arts! Catch those skyline views as you enter the opening reception in the Kodosky Donor Lounge (mezzanine level). The main program will be in the Rollins Studio Theatre on the ground level. What fun to celebrate in a new space!

  4. Camaraderie - Leave Zoom behind! Greet old friends, re-connect with those you only see online, and meet someone new. Enjoy the special friendships made while giving back together.

  5. It's culture-building. As we reflect on a year of fund-building, grantmaking, learning, and volunteerism, we witness our philanthropy in action. This is the culture of Impact Austin.

  6. Girl power - Girls Giving Grants will be in the house! Leaders of Impact Austin's youth initiative will announce their 2023 grant recipient and they'll unveil their new logo!

  7. New members and networks - For everyone who joined during FY 2023, this is a great opportunity to see Impact Austin in action! Even long-time members will enjoy networking during the opening reception.

  8. Make photo memories! After so many Zoom events, we're thrilled to collect in-person photos of this special evening, the location, the big checks, our hard-working committees, and Impact Austin friendships. Make sure to stop by the step-and-repeat station with friends or committee colleagues. Snap a selfie or two and send to, Share on social media and tag us!

  9. Meet our leaders - If you've only seen her online, this is a fabulous chance to meet Executive Director Demetria Caston, who joined us in January. Let's applaud outgoing Board President Katherine Mudge and welcome incoming President Deanna DeHaven, plus all directors serving Impact Austin.

  10. Celebrate inspiring volunteers. Which will be named the Committee of the Year? And who will be winner of the Val Kirk Above and Beyond award? And the Core Values Member of the Year? Volunteers of the Year? Be there to find out!

  11. Explore volunteer opportunities for yourself. If you're new to Impact Austin or newly ready to get more involved, we'll have a table of committee representatives to answer your questions. Every committee needs support. Even now-and-then assistance can be helpful.

  12. Live music! Need we say more? Enjoy classical guitar serenades from Arnold Yzaguirre.

  13. Jennifer Sanders! Our emcee for the evening will be KXAN-TV news anchor Jennifer Sanders, an Emmy-award winning and Edward R. Murrow-award winning journalist.

  14. Meet nonprofit heroes. They're otherwise known as our grant finalists, and they'll join our opening reception to meet members and tell us more about their work.

  15. You might be a lucky winner! We have several prize baskets with goods and services donated for our celebration. Donate $20 for a ticket or get 6 for $100.

  16. Learn the outcomes of past grants. Hear how our grants made a difference for Black Mamas ATX, Con Mi MADRE, and Texas Advocacy Project. We'll also hear from last year's g3 awardee, Texas Family Initiative.

  17. Bring a friend or colleague to the event. Is there a better way to share our mission and work? Perhaps the evening will inspire her to #JoinImpactAustin!

  18. Watch our collective impact grow! Feel the pride and excitement as we announce Community and Education Grants at the end of the evening,

  19. You'll be inspired. At every moment the Annual Meeting can inspire support a Community Partner as a personal donor or join a make a donation to our endowment or operating renew join a explore the invite a friend to grow our impact.

  20. You're part of something bigger than yourself. Annual Meeting celebrates what we achieve as a collective: our past grants, the community partnerships, new grants, collective energy, volunteering together, being part of something bigger than we could even dream on our own.



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