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Kimberly Kirn joins Impact100 as first Executive Director

Tuesday, June 29, 2021
Philadelphia, PA (June 29, 2021) – Impact100 Philadelphia, a grant-making organization that engages women to collectively fund large grants and community awards, is pleased to announce that it has hired Kimberly Kirn as its first Executive Director. Founded in 2008 by Beth Dahle and Mary Broach, Impact100 Philadelphia has awarded more than $4 million to smaller nonprofit organizations in the Greater Philadelphia region. For its just-concluded 2020-21 grant cycle, Impact100’s 431 members awarded $420,000 in funding to eight local nonprofit organizations.

“We are very excited that Kim will join Impact and work collaboratively with our Board of Directors, members, applicants and grantees to fulfill our mission of providing high-impact funding to nonprofits in the region,” said Suzan Willcox, Co-President of Impact100. “This is an important step in Impact100’s evolution as we seek to engage even more women in collective giving and increase our funding to the nonprofit community.”

Kim brings 20 years of nonprofit leadership expertise, including capacity building, fundraising, board engagement, program design and evaluation, and a strong belief in the power and potential of collective giving. Co-President Monica Justice said, “The Board is eager to work with Kim to continually improve our organization, ensuring a rewarding experience for our members and a meaningful funding opportunity for smaller and lesser-known nonprofits in our community.”

For the past two years, Kim has been a consultant with the Free Library of Philadelphia and the Center for High Impact Philanthropy. Prior to consulting, she spent thirteen years at the Philadelphia nonprofit Need in Deed, including six years as Executive Director.

“The organization is at this point because of the hard work and dedication its members have poured into Impact100 to date,“ Kim said. “With collective giving, you have women pooling their money and their minds, thinking about ways to work and grow. I am honored to have the opportunity to serve as Impact100’s first Executive Director to further develop what is already a well-respected, significant funder in the region. I'm excited to get started.” 

About Impact100 Philadelphia
Impact100 Philadelphia is a grant-making organization that enables women to leverage their personal donations into large collective grants and awards.

To join for the 2021-22 grant cycle, a woman must be 21 years or older and donate $1,150 to Impact100 Philadelphia by November 15 (by installment payments or a single donation). Women age 35 years or younger may join as Young Philanthropists by donating $575. Grant and award finalists are determined through a detailed process of review and evaluation by members, and recipients are selected by a vote of the membership.

All women are welcome and encouraged to join Impact100 to be part of its collective grantmaking and community impact.

For more information, please contact:
Monica Justice & Suzan Willcox
Co-Presidents, Impact100 Philadelphia

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