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 is now open for Impact 100 2024.

What is Impact 100?

In its 12th year of grantmaking, the Greater New Orleans Foundation’s women’s giving circle, Impact 100, is a group of over 100 local women who commit to giving $1,100 each and together making a single transformative grant to a local nonprofit. Since its inaugural year, Impact 100, presented by Villere & Co., has granted more than $1.3 million to nonprofits across our region. Recipient nonprofits use the grant to deepen their impact and grow their network of supporters.

“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.

The nonprofits doing great work in our community need the support of philanthropists to sustain themselves and to continue making positive impact in our region. 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.

Women Making an Impact

Since its inaugural year 12 years ago, Impact 100 has granted out more than $1.3 million to nonprofits across our region.

On November 8, 2023, members heard presentations from the 4 nonprofits they selected. The women of Impact 100 voted to hear pitches from the categories of Community Improvement, Education, Environment, and Health. The membership heard pitches from representatives with Coastal Communities Consulting, Friends of Lafitte Greenway, Split Second Foundation, and STEM Library Lab. Each of the 3 runners-up received a $5,000 grant as well as pitch training and a profile video created by our nonprofit partner New Orleans Video Access Center (NOVAC). View the nonprofits’ pitch videos here: Community Improvement: Coastal Communities Consulting, Inc., Education: STEM Library Lab, Environment: Friends of Lafitte Greenway, and Health: Split Second Foundation.

In 2023, Impact 100 awarded its $100,000 grant to Split Second Foundation, a New Orleans-based non profit working to advance treatments for spinal cord injuries and transform hope into action. View the winner notification video here!

To learn more information about Impact 100 please read the Q&A.

For membership questions or to learn more about Impact 100, please contact Heather Nelson, Development Officer, at or 504.620.5266.

  • Impact 100 2023 Membership

    Marguerite “Peggy” Adams*

    Mary Albert

    Judith B. Andry

    Karen Aron

    Barbara Arras

    Carol Asher

    Stephanie Barksdale

    Judy Barraso

    Dawn Barrios

    Erica Beck

    Barbara Beckman

    Margaret Benjamin

    Julie Benson

    Elizabeth Boh

    Katherine Boh

    Bridget Bories

    Kim Boyle

    Brenda Breaux

    Xiomara Brewster

    Christine Briedie

    Ashley Bright

    Florence Brown

    Vanessa Brown Claiborne

    Maude Brown Lofton

    Lynne Burkart

    Marie Cahn*

    Elise Cahn

    Celeste Cahn

    Sharon Cassiere

    Lorraine Chotin

    Lynn Coatney

    Sarah Cockerham

    Kaye Courington

    Lorraine Crawford

    Mathilde Currence

    Katie Darden

    Karen Deblieux

    Nina Dhurandhar

    Susan Dill*

    Alecia Donald

    Beth Favrot

    Amy Flower*

    Catherine Freeman

    Ellen Frischhertz

    Jennifer Gardner*

    Kimberly George

    Maureen Gershanik

    Katie Gibert

    Kathleen Gootee

    Kathleen Gray

    Elinor Gregory

    Susan Guarisco

    Alison Hartman

    Kathy Hebert*

    Jan Heck

    Susan Hess

    Dr. Katherine Holcomb

    Andrea Huseman*

    Elizabeth Ingram*

    Mary Johnson

    Charel Katz

    Suzanne Kearney

    Loralice Keeffe

    Deborah Kuhner

    Martha Landrum

    Sally Lapeyre

    Katherine Lauricella Ainsley

    F. Gay Le Breton

    Halima Leak Francis*

    KiTani Lemieux

    Keith Liederman

    Lynn Long

    Alli Maney

    Diana Mann

    Lynn Marsh

    Pat McIntyre

    Jean Meaux Ballanco

    Wesley Meyer

    Sharon Meyer

    Betsy Miles

    Kenyatta Miles

    Diana Miller

    Anne Milling

    Loretta Mince

    Regina Castelin Molony

    Leann Moses*

    Kieta Mutepfa*

    Kimberly Nave

    Carole Cukell Neff

    Stephanie November

    Alicia Oliver

    Emily Palit

    Janice Parmelee

    Nita Pastor

    Laura Politz

    Denise Puente

    Kendra Reade

    Mary Beth Reiling

    Melanie Richardson

    Katharine Roberts

    Jennifer Bach Rosen

    Sandy Rosenthal

    Courtney-Anne Sarpy

    Susan Schadt

    Peggy Schleiff

    Kristen Schorp

    Rachael Schultz

    Penny Selber Autenreith

    Jackie Shreves*

    Jackie Silverman

    Nannette Smith

    Claire Stahel*

    Jane Steiner

    Stephanie Stokes

    Phyllis Taylor

    Cherie Thompson

    Nancy Timm

    Teresa Turner

    Caroline Turner

    Jacqueline Tuthill

    Valerie Uccellani

    Kristin Van Hook Moore

    Michelle Villere

    Rita May Ward

    Erica Webb

    Sarah Young

    * 2023 Advisory Committee Members

  • Impact 100 2024 Events

    Spring Social – March 21

    Kick-Off Breakfast – September 5

    Member Registration Closes – September 6

    Vote 1: Categories – September 6-10

    Vote 2: Nonprofit Finalists – September 25-29

    Pitch Presentations – October 23, 2024

    Vote 3: Nonprofit Winner – October 23-27

    Winner Announced & Check Presentation – October 28

    Press Release Sent – October 28