Impact 100 Essex: Halfway there

May 23, 2017

Impact100 Essex recently provided the following membership update:

Our mission to engage women in collective giving, to provide transformative grants to organizations that reach under-served populations in Essex County, and to spur organizations to do something truly remarkable, would not be possible without you.

Since the last time you heard from the Steering Committee, we have:

  • Set ourselves a June 30 deadline to reach 100 members. We are very much on track to get there, with 56 members as of today.
  • Scheduled six events in the next 4 weeks, where prospective members can meet current members, and learn about Impact100.
  • Our current geographical reach encompasses East Orange, Essex Fells, Little Falls, Maplewood, Millburn, Montclair, Nutley, Short Hills, South Orange, Verona, West Caldwell, and West Orange.
  • Our website is constantly being updated. You can check it out here.

Our Grantmaking Committee is reviewing application models, eligibility guidelines, and procedures.

What’s coming up?

Please join us for the following informational sessions. And bring a friend.

Wednesday, May 24
7:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Home of Cathy Rowe

Friday, June 9
7:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Home of Selma Avdicevic

Saturday, June 10
11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Home of Home of Lee Heh Margolis

Tuesday, June 13
7:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Home of Ellen Greenfield
East Orange


Want to help?

Because of our unusual format, members can elect their level of engagement, but the effectiveness and strength of the organization will be based on your experience and commitment. Right now, depending on your interest, available time, and experience, you can:

  • Become a member. Invite new members. Start here.
  • Help us design a logo.
  • Draft grant applications, administration practices, and governance procedures.
  • Plan our celebration party!
  • Host an event for members to meet and recruit new members.

To get involved, please email