Impact 100

We support women by expanding the impact of their giving.

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 philanthropy, where women’s values and visions are reshaping our world. Registration for 2022 is now open.

What is Impact 100?

Impact 100 is a group of over one hundred local women who have committed to giving $1,100 for 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. To learn more information about Impact 100 please read the Q&A.

Women Making an Impact

Since its inaugural year, Impact 100 has granted out more than $1 million to nonprofits across the Greater New Orleans region.

In 2021, Impact 100 members granted $115,000.  Four local nonprofits representing education (College Beyond), social services (Bastion), workforce (Hotel Hope), and youth development (Silverback Society) pitched their $100,000 ideas to the women of Impact 100 during an in-person pitch event. The winner, Hotel Hope, earned a $100,000 grant and each runner-up received $5,000 as well as pitch training and a profile video created by our nonprofit partner NOVAC.

The 2021 Impact 100 Winner was Hotel Hope, an organization that moves families from homelessness to self-sufficiency through a three-stage service model that involves providing crisis intervention services, residential stability, and help in achieving economic self-sufficiency. For more information about Hotel Hope please visit their website.

Click here to watch the winning video and pitch, and click here to watch Hotel Hope be notified of their win!

For more information about the other participating nonprofit organizations, please visit their websites below:

For membership questions or to learn more about Impact 100, please contact Natasha Walker via email or via phone 504.620.5262.

  • Impact 100 2021 Membership

    • Peggy Adams*
    • Judy Andry
    • Nancy Aronson
    • Carole Asher
    • Ann Babington
    • Allison Bach
    • Judy Barrasso
    • Margaret S. Benjamin
    • Julie Benson
    • Otylia Benson
    • Elizabeth Boh*
    • Katherine Boh
    • Bridget Bories*
    • Florence Brown
    • Lynne Burkart
    • Celeste Cahn
    • Elise Cahn
    • Marie Cahn*
    • Sharon Cassiere
    • Helene Cerise
    • Lorraine Chotin
    • Vanessa Claiborne
    • Lynn Coatney
    • Sally Cockerham
    • Jeanie Coleman
    • Kathryn Collins
    • Christine Couvillon
    • Jennifer Couvillon
    • Mia Couvillon
    • Susan Couvillon*
    • Kaye Courington
    • Katie Crosby
    • Mathilde Currence
    • Jeanette Davis-Loeb*
    • Nina Dhurandhar
    • Susan Dill*
    • Liz Duplantier
    • Marcie DuQuesnay
    • Nancy Ellis
    • Catherine Freeman
    • Amy Flower*
    • Halima Leak Francis,PhD*
    • Ellen Frichhertz
    • Jennifer Gardner
    • Kim George
    • Katie Gibert
    • Kelly Longwell Gottsche
    • Kathy Gootee
    • Kathy Gray
    • Sue Guarisco
    • Michele Guerin*
    • Lyn Hallaron
    • Alison Hartman
    • Susan Hess
    • Lauren Hitt*
    • Lanier Hosford
    • Andrea Huseman*
    • Elizabeth Ingram*
    • Mary Johnson
    • Susan Johnson
    • Susu Kearney
    • Lori Keeffe
    • Sally Kenney
    • Shelby Key
    • Debby Kuhner
    • Missy LaCroix
    • Martha Landrum
    • Sally Lapeyre
    • Betty Lauricella
    • Kathryn Lauricella
    • Cynthia LeBreton
    • Emily Leitzinger
    • Maude Lofton
    • Geneva Longlois-Marney **
    • Michele Lopiccolo
    • Mary Marks
    • Lee Ann Mayo
    • Kristen Vanhook Moore
    • Leann Moses*
    • Alyson Mount
    • Carole Neff*
    • Julie Nosser
    • Janice Parmelee
    • Renee Pastor*
    • Joyce Pulitzer
    • Cameron Richard
    • Sheila Sanderford
    • Courtney Anne Sarpy*
    • Susan Schadt
    • Emily Schoenbaum
    • Ramona Seeman
    • Ashley Shreves
    • Jackie Shreves*
    • Jackie Silverman
    • Randye Snyder
    • Claire Stahl*
    • Jane Steiner
    • Stephanie Stokes
    • Phyllis Taylor
    • Cherie Thompson
    • Allison Tiller
    • Nancy Timm
    • Melanee Usdin
    • Kathleen Van Horn
    • Janis VanMeerveld
    • Michelle Villere
    • Tricia Weeks
    • Me’Me’ Wilson
    • Helen Young
    • Sarah Young

    * 2021 Advisory Committee Members
    **2021 Advisory Committee Chair

Want to know more?

To learn more about getting involved with our initiatives, get in touch with the Communications team.