Southern Indiana Living

NOV-DEC 2018

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Nov/Dec 2018 • 22 Festive would be an understatement to describe the atmo- sphere that enveloped The Grand on Sept. 27. That's when more than 200 men and women gathered to enjoy dinner and presentations by four finalists for the $100,000 grant in the Impact 100 initiative. Individuals or small groups that had donated $1,000 each voted on the non-profits' worthwhile presentations. In a frenzy of confetti, Hope Southern Indiana was announced as the winner for four self-esteem boot camps over the next two years that will serve 200 local teenage girls. Hope Executive Director Angie Graf explained that suicide is the second leading cause of death among Indiana teens, a sta- tistic that inspired Hope to create the detailed boot camps. The experience will give at-risk girls tools, confidence, and hope that their circumstances can change. "Bonding with others and learning from role models in many areas can change the trajectory of their lives," Angie said. So great was the momentum of the spirit and impact of uniting to give such a large grant that attendees pledged $65,500 for the 2019 campaign before the evening was even over. Impact 100 was launched last year by the Women's Foundation of Southern Indiana, a fund of the Communi- ty Foundation of Southern Indiana. It joins more than 100 independent chapters throughout the country and locally invites non-profits in Clark, Floyd, and Harrison counties to apply for the grant. Top: Awash in celebratory confetti was Angie Graf upon receiving the $100,000 grant. (Photo courtesy of Women's Foundation of Southern Indiana/ Shawna Cherrie, photographer) Your Community presented by These pages are sponsored by Idealogy At the voting box: David and Beth White, Miguel and Teah Williams- Hampton, and Rosanne Miller. Beth and Teah are board members of the Women's Foundation of Southern Indiana. Women's Foundation of Southern Indiana / Impact 100 HOPE SOUTHERN INDIANA WINS $100,000 GRANT Leaders of the four non-profit finalists: Bettye Dunham, Angie Graf, Sr. Barbara Ann Zeller, and Jerry Leonard.

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