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Welcome to Town Hall Meeting, an Impact Austin tradition since 2009. It’s a night of friendships, inspiration, learning, and community impact! We’ll celebrate the power of grantmaking as we explore the outcomes of past awards and announce new grants in the Equity and Health & Well-Being focus areas. And our keynote speaker will share how giving circles ignite the power of philanthropy! Our commitment to collective giving will be stronger than ever!

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Town Hall Meeting

Igniting the Power of Philanthropy


Tuesday, November 14, 2023

5:00 - 8:00 PM

Temple Beth Shalom, 7300 Hart Lane, Austin, Texas


5:00 PM

Opening Reception · Networking · Photos

6:15 PM

- Welcome

- Impact Austin Updates

- Community Partner Outcomes

- New Grants Announcements

8:00 PM



Sara Lomelin

Founding CEO, Philanthropy Together

A self-proclaimed philanthropy disruptor, Sara has traveled the world speaking about the power of collective giving at high-profile conferences and events, including TED 2022 where she delivered her talk, "Your Invitation to Disrupt Philanthropy." Recently, Sara was named to Forbes’ 50 Over 50: Impact List.


Equity Grants

To advance equity for women and/or girls of color

Friends of the Children Austin

Program: Friends Austin Literacy and Educational Equity

Amount: $63,400


Program: Pipeline Latinitas: Equity for All Ages

Amount: $15,800


Health & Well-Being Grants

To strengthen and enhance the lives of children and families, or positively impact the mental or physical health and wellness of people

CASA of Travis County

Program: Bridge to Permanency

Amount: $15,800

Keep Austin Fed

Program: Food Recovery & Redistribution Hub

Amount: $63,400


Thank you to our wonderful Town Hall Meeting Sponsors!

We invite you to support these community-minded organizations and individuals. If you are interested in becoming an event sponsor, please view the latest Event Sponsorship Brochure.


Margaret von Flatern



Claudia Barlow


Impact Austin awarded fall grants totaling $188,400 at our 2022 Town Hall Meeting. Read the recap of the event - 2022 Town Hall: An Evening of Thanks and Giving​. Highlights of our 2021 Town Hall included a special two-night celebration! View the full recording here or read the recap.

Past Town Hall Meeting themes and speakers include: "Embracing Trust-Based Philanthropy" with Pia Infante and Dimple Abichandani, “Gritty Women” with Caroline Miller; “Imperfect Courage” with Jessica Honegger; and “The Changing Face of Philanthropy” with Andrea Pactor and Dianne Chipps Bailey.


Signature Events require the support of a diverse group of member-volunteers, sponsors, and guests, making these programs a shining example of the commitment and collaboration fostered by Impact Austin. 


Showcase your support of Impact Austin's mission today! 

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