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Town Hall is one of Impact Austin’s Signature Events. With over 200 attendees each year, this fun and informative fall gathering features philanthropic education, an update on the state of our collecting giving, and opportunities for member community and camaraderie.


"Embracing Trust-Based Philanthropy"

Tuesday, November 10, 2020

7:00 PM - 8:15 PM CT

Online Event


The highlights of this year’s Town Hall include: 1) the award of the second Social Innovation Grant which will fund a collaborative focused on advancing equity for women and/or girls of color in the Greater Austin Area, and 2) a thought-provoking keynote on Trust-Based Philanthropy: Bringing equity, humility, and transparency to correct the power imbalance between funders and grantees.

7:00 PM

Reception & Welcome

7:15 PM

Keynote: What is Trust-Based Philanthropy and Why is it Important?

7:45 PM

Impact Austin Grant Updates

2020 Social Innovation Grant Finalists

8:00 PM

Grant Outcomes: 2019 Social Innovation Grant - Innocence Initiative

8:05 PM

2020 Social Innovation Grant Award

8:08 PM


8:15 PM

Breakout Meetings

Pia Infante

Co-Executive Director, The Whitman Institute; Trust-Based Philanthropy Steering Committee

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Dimple Abichandani

Executive Director, General Service Foundation


Meeta Kothare

Managing Director, Sustainability & Social Innovation Initiative at McCombs School of Business, UT Austin; Impact Austin Member




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 a sponsor, please view the 2020 Town Hall Sponsorship Brochure.




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Pam Friedman, CFP®, CDFA® 




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Carol & Katie Dochen

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Lillian Díaz Gray




Susan & John Palombo


Past Town Hall Meeting themes and speakers include: “Gritty Women” with Caroline Miller; “Imperfect Courage” with Jessica Honegger; and “The Changing Face of Philanthropy” with Andrea Pactor and Dianne Chipps Bailey.

Additionally, at the 2019 Town Hall Meeting, Impact Austin awarded the organization's first-ever Social Innovation Grant to the Innocence Initiative - a collaborative focused on addressing the adultification of Black girls in Central Texas.


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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