Impact 100

We support women by empowering them.

Across the country and across the globe women are taking their rightful place at the table where decisions are made. Nowhere is their presence more powerfully felt than in the arena of philanthropy, where women’s values and visions are reshaping our world.

What is Impact 100?

Impact 100 is a group of one hundred local women who have committed to giving $1,100 per year for the purpose of making a single transformative grant to a local nonprofit every year. These transformative grants will be game-changers for the recipient nonprofits. Over time, these nonprofits also will be game-changers for our city and region.

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed women can change the world.”
—Margaret Mead

Why Impact 100?

Because, as Margaret Mead said, it really only takes a small group of committed individuals to change the world. In recent years, as women have stepped into their power—including their earning power—women’s giving circles have become influential change agents in communities across the country.

We believe it’s time for a women’s giving circle to transform some of the pressing issues facing the New Orleans region. By pooling our resources and focusing our efforts, we can be the change agents few of us can afford to be alone. Together, we can demonstrate the power of collaborative giving. $1,100 is your passport to Impact 100. Learn more information about Impact 100 and its recent success, or read the Q&A.

Women Making an Impact?

Since its inaugural year, Impact 100 has granted out more than $800,000 to local nonprofits.

In 2018, four local nonprofits representing education (Start the Adventure in Reading STAIR), criminal justice reform (Rising Foundations/First 72+), women and girls (Eden House), and youth development (The Roots of Music) pitched their $100,000 ideas to the women of Impact 100 at the Ellis Marsalis Center. The winner earned a $100,000 grant and each runner-up received $11,000. In 2018, the women of Impact 100 were so inspired by all four of the finalists that a challenge grant was offered, resulting in an additional $30,000 being raised and split evenly among the three runners up.

The 2018 Impact 100 Winner was Rising Foundations/First 72+, an organization that aims to end the cycle of incarceration by transforming the re-entry experience into one that builds on the strengths of and abilities of people returning home from prison and ensures that they, their families, and their communities are given the greatest opportunity to grow and thrive.

Click here to watch the winning video and pitch.

Become a Member

Membership for Impact 100 2019 is closed. The required contribution for Impact 100 2019 is $1,100 per year. One thousand dollars of your contribution will be granted while the extra $100 covers operational and administrative costs. The full $1,100 is tax deductible. Please contact development associate Jamie Agnew if you have questions or need assistance.


Impact 100 2019 is sponsored by Villere & Co.

  • Impact 100 2019 Membership

    • Peggy Adams
    • Judy Andry
    • Penny Autenreith
    • Ann Babington
    • Allison Bach
    • Judy Barrasso
    • Margaret S. Benjamin
    • Julie Benson
    • Otylia Benson
    • Elizabeth Boh
    • Katherine Boh
    • Bridget Bories
    • Michele Brierre
    • Florence Brown
    • Kia Brown
    • Lynne Burkart
    • Cindy Bush
    • Elise Cahn
    • Marie Cahn
    • Sharon Cassiere
    • Helen Cerise
    • Lorraine Chotin
    • Vanessa Brown Claiborne
    • Lynn Coatney
    • Sally Cockerham
    • Jeanie Coleman
    • Beth Colon
    • Christine Couvillon
    • Jennifer Couvillon
    • Mia Couvillon
    • Susan Couvillon
    • Liz Creel
    • Katie Crosby
    • Mathilde Currence
    • Sarah Davis
    • Jeanette Davis-Loeb
    • Karen Deblieux
    • Nina Dhurandar
    • Susan Dill
    • Erin Dominick
    • Liz Duplantier
    • Marcie DuQuesnay
    • Michelle Egan
    • Jeanne Elizardi
    • Sheila Favrot
    • Janet Favrot
    • Amy Flower
    • Ellen Frischhertz
    • Carro Gardner
    • Jennifer Gardner
    • Ann Geary
    • Kim George
    • Katie Gibert
    • Elise Gonzalez
    • Kathy Gootee
    • Kathy Gray
    • Sue Guarisco
    • Michele Guerin
    • Karin Halvorson
    • Polly Hardie
    • Alison Hartman
    • Sandra Heller
    • Susan Hess
    • Lauren Hitt
    • Betty Hope
    • Lanier Hosford
    • Andrea Huseman
    • Elizabeth Ingram
    • Jennifer Janowsky
    • Alisha Johnson
    • Mary Johnson
    • Susan Johnson
    • Susu Kearney
    • Lori Keeffe
    • Sally Kenney
    • Shelby Key
    • Jane Kohlmann
    • Debby Kuhner
    • Missy Lacroix
    • Martha Landrum
    • Sally Lapeyre
    • Betty Lauricella
    • Katherine Lauricella
    • Gay Le Breton
    • Maude Lofton
    • Geneva Longlois Marney
    • Kelly Longwell Gottsche
    • Sheldon Lykes
    • Karen Mackie
    • Judy Perry Martinez
    • Sarah Martzolf
    • Shelley Massengale
    • Cathy McRae
    • Betsy Miles
    • Kristin Van Hook Moore
    • Carrie Morgridge
    • Leann Moses
    • Kieta Mutepfa
    • Carole Cukell Neff
    • Julie Nosser
    • Dena Olivier
    • Janice Parmelee
    • Renee Pastor
    • Christa Payne
    • Denise Puente
    • Gina Rachel
    • Cameron Richard
    • Laurie Ricchiuti
    • Jennifer Rosen
    • Dashka Roth
    • Sheila Sanderford
    • Courtney-Anne Sarpy
    • Susan Schadt
    • Emily Schoenbaum
    • Kara Schonberg
    • Jane Schramel
    • Ramona Seemann
    • Yvette Semmes
    • Ashley Shreves
    • Jackie Shreves
    • Jackie Silverman
    • Liz Sloss
    • Randye Snyder
    • Claire Stahel
    • Jane Steiner
    • Pamela Steeg
    • Stephanie Stokes
    • Carroll Suggs
    • Phyllis Taylor
    • Suzanne Thomas
    • Cherie Thompson
    • Kara Van de Carr
    • Kathleen Van Horn
    • Janis VanMeerveld
    • Michelle Villere
    • Germaine Vorhoff
    • Julia Walker
    • Patricia Weeks
    • Me’Me’ Wilson
    • Sarah Young

Want to know more?

To learn more about getting involved with our initiatives, get in touch with Tyronne Walker.