November 2020
Change a Life, Change the World
In 2016, Impact100 Metro Detroit awarded its first grant to The Empowerment Plan. Founder and CEO Veronika Scott was the featured speaker at our second annual Women of Impact Breakfast last month. Over 200 women joined the virtual event, where Veronika offered this message: if you change one life, you can change the world. She provided an amazing update on The Empowerment Plan's work to end the generational cycle of homelessness through employment by hiring women to produce coats that turn into sleeping bags for distribution to those in need across the globe.

Check out the short clip below as Veronika credits I100 MD with being the "vote of support and belief" that was needed for Empowerment Plan to grow. As a result, they have now trained 90 women, and distributed 45,000 coats.

And if you didn't make the event, you can still feel all the good stuff by clicking HERE to watch the full video.

This November, we reflect on all that we are grateful for. Please be sure to follow us on social media as we shower gratitude on many of the nonprofit heroes in Metro Detroit.

Please share with us all the nonprofit heroes you love, too - we want to meet them!

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I100 MD Members Are Heroes, Too!

What are you doing to help others during the holiday season? Whether you're adopting a family for Christmas, working at a soup kitchen or food pantry for Thanksgiving, or making Hanukkah cards for seniors, we want to know. Post it on social media and tag us so we can share your good deeds! Need a few options to help for the holidays? We are working with Micah 6 Community and Cass Community Social Services to help them fulfill their holiday needs. Click the button below to see their Amazon wish lists on our website (lists at bottom of the webpage).
$183,000 in Grants to our Community
(and we're not done!)
Thank you to 183 members committed for 2021. See below for women who have joined since September, and click here for a full membership list. Most importantly, we're not done...membership is open until December 15th. Please share the I100 MD mission with your friends and help us reach our goal of $300,000 in grants to the community.
Suzanne Alfastsen, Troy
Mallory Bouque, Troy *
Joy D Calloway, Troy *
Gabriella Carlesimo, Rochester*
Deborah Clark, Sterling Heights
Neena Crimmins, West Bloomfield
Kellie Davis-Patton, Bloomfield Hills *
Liz Digregorio, Royal Oak
Melanie Dunbeck, Dearborn *
Monica Ferguson, Troy
Kelley Fitzpatrick, Detroit
Carol Gerlach, Northville
Ashe Hardy, Southfield
Maris Hecht, Farmington Hills
Kim Huttenlocher, Clarkston
Katie Iverson,*
Brandy Kapusta, East China
Jane Knuppel, Dublin, OH*
Nicole Lewis, West Bloomfield
Katie Lesniak, Birmingham*
Dawn Lyman, Southfield *
Dena Major, Lincoln Park
Kelly Markosky, Royal Oak *
Catherine McElwain, Lake Orion*
Nikki Moran, Macomb
Victoria Murphy, Grosse Ile *
Mary Owen*
Allyson Parker, Grosse Pointe
Kimberly Rawlings, Madison Heights
Heidi Robinson, Royal Oak *
Larissa Schultz, Hamtramck
Cezara Siotean*
Pam Surhigh
Leslie Thacker, Fraser
Cristianna Vazquez, Birmingham
Ashley Zaitouna, Troy
New members denoted with an *

Thank you to the following people for sharing Impact100 MD with our new members: Allisen Willhoft, Amy Bouque, Blaire Miller, Cathy Gearig, Cheryl Harewood, Elissa Teal, Heidi Smith, Kelly Walsh, Kim Huttenlocher, Laura Showalter, Leslie Ann Thacker, Nicole Lewis, Ally and UTEC. If you don't see your name in the full membership listing and think you should, let us know. Some payments might not be processed.
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Women of Impact
Be sure to visit our Facebook page every week for Member Mondays. We will share a little bit about one member each week. It's a great way to get to know our members, and to learn why they are happy to be a part of our organization. Want to share your story, or nominate another member you'd like us to feature? We want to hear from you!

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