About

Our History

Impact100 Fannin County was established as a 501c(3) nonprofit organization in the spring of 2022. Inspired by the Global Impact100 model, four women met over coffee and committed to bring this powerful organization to the women of Fannin County, Georgia. Membership in this organization is open to women 18 and older in all stages of life who desire to act as philanthropists and collaborators in serving their community. Our mission is to unite and empower our members to make an impact in Fannin County though membership-funded grants.

For more information about how Impact100 started, see our council story.

Together, we will make a sustainable impact in our community,
one grant at a time.

The Impact100 Model

The Impact100 model is readily available to all communities who wish to implement it. Designed to empower women to act as philanthropists and collaborators in serving their community, the Impact100 model is based on women coming together to donate $1000 each and awarding member-funded grants to local nonprofit organizations.

Women Come Together

Each Woman Donates $1,000

Grants are awarded to Local Nonprofits.

Focus Areas

Arts & Culture

Cultural programs, participation in the arts, arts education

Environment

Conservation and preservation of natural resources; environmental justice; parks and recreation; agricultural sustainability; environmental education and climate action.

Health & Wellness

Improvement of people’s mental and/or physical well-being.

Education

Educational opportunities for children and/or adults, especially those that address lingering educational disparities affecting our community

Family

Strengthening and enhancing the lives of children and families, including seniors

How It Works

The annual $1,000 donations of Impact100 Fannin County members are combined into a grant fund to be awarded to nonprofit organizations located within and serving Fannin County  The number and size of grants awarded are dependent on the size of our membership. Grant amounts are announced at “The Big Reveal” event, which commences our grant cycle. Nonprofit finalists are chosen by our grant committee through a competitive application process, and grants are awarded based on a membership vote at our Annual Meeting in the Fall. Every member who gives $1,000 or more has one vote.

Board Members

Revonda Rich

President

Carolyn Kibler

Vice President & Grant Committee Chair

Jo Ann Myers

Secretary

Lisa Brown

Treasurer

Cindy Glueckert

Membership - Committee Chair

Kim Kappel

Governance - Committee Chair

Kandy Key

Non-Profit Liaison

Janice Marko

Friends of Fannin - Committee Chair

Connie Stinson

Events - Committee Chair

Amy Stokes

Marketing and Communications - Committee Chair

Sherry Echelberger

At-Large Board Member

Sherry Lang

At-Large Board Member