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IMPACT NASHVILLE NEWSLETTER          December 2016
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WE DID IT!  OUR 2016 RESULTS ARE IN!
On October 13, we celebrated our final event of the year by awarding two $21,500 grants to our winners of our 2016 grant competition, Retrieving Independence and Safe Haven.  At the end of the night, many of our members gathered together to celebrate with a group photo.  Thanks to everyone for helping make our second year a huge success. 

In this issue, we share more about our winners and finalists, including ways you can contribute to them directly.  Now, let's get ready for 2017!  Our goal - 80 members and $80,000.  Here we go...

In this edition, you will find information about:
  • Our Winners
  • Our Finalists
  • Upcoming opportunities to learn more about Impact Nashville
  • How to renew Kroger Rewards for 2017
  • Member Spotlights
OUR WINNERS

Year two of our grant giving cycle could not have been more of a success. Our members gathered together on the evening of October 13 at the Pinnacle Building in downtown Nashville to hear from our finalists and choose our winners.  The evening kicked-off with a great night of members and non-profit applicants meeting each other and ended with two winners of $21,500.  


 






 

 

Our members discussed and agonized over their selections and after a very tight race in both categories, our winners were named:  Retrieving Independence for Category 1 (small and new non-profits) and Safe Haven Family Shelter for Category 2 (ending the cycle).  The champagne was popped and celebrations abound!
 


Our Winners

 

Retrieving Independence
 

Retrieving Independence breeds, trains and places service dogs for children and adults living with physical and mental disabilities. According to Shelly Steel, Board Chair for Retrieving Independence, “The collaboration with the Turney Center allows us to offer service dogs to those in need while providing an opportunity for prison inmates to learn job skills and give back to their community. The Impact Nashville grant will allow us to more safely transport the service animals between their primary trainer at the Turney Center and our weekend volunteers.” 

 

Safe Haven Family Shelter
 

Safe Haven, Middle Tennessee’s only homeless shelter for entire families, empowers Middle Tennessee homeless families with children to achieve lasting self-sufficiency. “The Impact Nashville grant will allow us to continue to expand our Workforce Development program to assist families with childcare costs, transportation, job skills, work attire and job-specific equipment,” said Executive director, Joyce Lavery.

OUR FINALISTS

Even though we were only able to select two winners, our members agree that all of our finalists are wonderful organizations focused on worthy causes to impact our community. 

We believe in these organizations and what they are doing, so much so that we are providing our finalist list, including their websites so that you can learn more about how to support them and ensure their success.  

UPCOMING OPPORTUNITIES TO LEARN ABOUT IMPACT NASHVILLE

Even though we just wrapped up 2016, we are already preparing for 2017.  In fact, we have two events in December that are open to anyone who would like to learn more about Impact Nashville and/or is interested in joining in 2017.  We want to make sure we offer an opportunity before the end of the year, as we realize that many of you prefer to do your giving at the end of the year. 

Event Details:

Both events will be held at 1125 Duncanwood Drive, Nashville, TN 37204

  • Thursday, Dec 1 @ 5pm for Happy Hour (drinks and apps included) 
  • Saturday, Dec 10 @ 9am for Breakfast (coffee and breakfast munchies included) 
And, we will continue to have more opportunities, like happy hours, coffees or lunches throughout the first half of 2017 so that you can find an event that matches your schedule.  Stay tuned for further events beginning in 2017.  Or, you can visit our website and join directly.
RENEW WITH KROGER TO SUPPORT IMPACT NASHVILLE IN 2017
Because all membership donations go directly to our grant recipients, we are always looking for ways to fund our operating costs. Even if you are not a member, you can still support Impact Nashville.

Impact Nashville is registered with the
Kroger Community Rewards Program, and you can sign up for more than one community organization.  Our non-profit number is 71604. Simply register online at krogercommunityrewards.com. Or, if you are already registered, make sure to sign up again this fall. Kroger requires every member to re-enroll each year.

And, then be sure to have your Kroger Plus card handy and register your card with your organization after you sign up. If you do not yet have a Kroger Plus card, they are available at the customer service desk at any Kroger.

We appreciate your support so that our members' donations can go directly to our grant winners!
MEMBER SPOTLIGHTS

MEGAN ANDERSEN
HR DIRECTOR, BRIDGESTONE COMMERCIAL

Being new to Nashville, I wanted to find a way to get more involved and feel connected to my community.  After doing a little research and talking with another new member, I decided Impact Nashville was an amazing opportunity for me to do both!  I was excited to be a part of something where I felt like I could make a real difference and have a real voice on how my donation was going to be used.  It also gave me the opportunity to better understand how a non-profit works and how to be a female leader outside of work, while learning from other strong females in our community.

ABIGAIL BAKER
MOM AND MARKETING DIRECTOR, HARRIS RESEARCH, INC.
 
I joined Impact Nashville because I really want to be a good community servant and help make a difference in the world but... I work full time, have two very "involved" kids and, honestly, have difficulty in finding time to volunteer. Impact Nashville allows me to make a difference in a balanced approach. Perfect for this stage in my life! 
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