10247019701?profile=RESIZE_710xImpact 100 Palm Beach County President Holly Schuttler (in red) is joined by past presidents (l-r) Helen Ballerano, Sue Diener, Kirsten Stanley, Kathy Adkins, Karen Sweetapple and Susan Duane. Photo provided

By Amy Woods

A vote by members of Impact 100 Palm Beach County will change the quality of life in South Florida for the better.
On April 19, the Grand Awards take place at Lynn University, where, inside an unassuming auditorium, more than $600,000 will be dispersed to nonprofit organizations with big plans.
“The night of Grand Awards is really a wonderful celebration of all of the women who have joined, and it is the moment in time where all of the nonprofit finalists who have applied for grants present,” communications co-chairwoman Jeannine Morris said. “It’s a very exciting event where all of the members come together.”
The annual gathering marks the culmination of the season for the charitable group that, to date, has donated more than $4.5 million in high-impact grants to 41 local organizations. Impact 100 Palm Beach County collects $1,000 from every woman who joins, pooling those funds for large, difference-making, truly grand awards.
“It’s an effective way of broadly impacting our community,” Morris said. “Powerful giving is our mission.”
Five finalists, whittled down from a list of 21 semifinalists, represent five focus areas — arts, culture and historic preservation; education; environment and animal welfare; family; and health and wellness. Each will receive $100,000. The remaining $100,000-plus gets divvied up among select semifinalists. A reception kicks off the evening, followed by presentations about the proposed projects. Then a vote is taken.
“I am just thrilled because of the proposed projects we have and how relevant they are as to what our community is facing right now,” President Holly Schuttler said. “COVID decimated not only businesses in our community but several nonprofits.”

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If You Go
What: Impact 100 Palm Beach County’s Grand Awards
When: 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. April 19
Where: Lynn University, 3601 N. Military Trail, Boca Raton
Cost: Free
Information: 561-336-4623 or www.impact100pbc.org

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