Women control more than 60 percent of all personal wealth in the U.S. and this proportion will grow steadily as women continue to out number men at universities and excel in business and as entrepreneurs. Foundations like Impact Austin are critical in our community in that they educate and provide philanthropic access to women of all ages, which has traditionally been a male dominated space.
I was introduced to the founder through a mutual friend and once I heard the story of the organization and mission, it was an easy decision to join. The three most important aspects of the organization for me are: 1. All of our donations are pooled to help the community in significant ways through large grants 2. Impact Austin is run professionally so that everything we do is done with excellence ... and we maintain this excellence through continuous learning and staying on top of trends in philanthropy 3. It is an absolute joy to work among such a caring and committed group of women who are share our values and are intent on seeing positive change in the community. I have learned SO much ... about philanthropy, about our community's issues, about myself ... and have met the most amazing women, many who have become great friends. What a fabulous organization!