Impact 100 2016

Kick-Off Event

Thursday, October 6, members gathered at the World War II Museum from 8:00am to 9:30am to meet the Mom Who Started the Ice Bucket Challenge. After Nancy Frates learned that her 27-year-old-son Pete was diagnosed with ALS—the disease with no cure or treatment—she went into battle. Her achievement was the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge that traveled to 150 countries, resulted in 2.5 million videos on Facebook, and raised an astonishing $220 million for the ALS Association. Come hear from the Mom who encourages everyone to stay positive, find their best-self, and to never give up despite life’s greatest challenges.

Meet the Nonprofit Leaders

Thursday, October 27, members heard presentations from the nonprofits at NOCCA’s Black Box Theatre. Four nonprofits, one from each category, presented how they would spend the $100,000 grant. The videos, produced and edited by NOVAC, can be viewed below:

Arts & Culture: KID smART

IMPACT 100 KIDSMART Video + Pitch from NOVAC on Vimeo.

Education & Youth Development: Louisiana Center for Children’s Rights

IMPACT 100 LCCR Video + Pitch from NOVAC on Vimeo.

Environment: Grow Dat Youth Farm

IMPACT 100 GROW DAT Video + Pitch from NOVAC on Vimeo.

Health & Social Services: Bridge House / Grace House

IMPACT 100 BRIDGE HOUSE GRACE HOUSE Video + Pitch from NOVAC on Vimeo.

Celebration of the $100,000 grant

On Wednesday, November 2, we gathered to celebrate Louisiana Center for Children’s Rights, which won the $100,000 grant.

Click here to see the members of Impact 100 2016

Click here to see the 2016 Advisory Committee

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