“It’s Oscar night and we have the envelopes,” is how Impact 100’s big reveal was announced.
Seven Boca nonprofits were among 26 semi-finalists culled from 110 applicants. The list was revealed at a reception co-hosted by Impact 100 and The Residences Mandarin Oriental at their sales center.
Here’s the list:
Boca Raton Museum of Art
Expanding and Preserving Our Cultural Heritage (Spady)
Florida Atlantic University Foundation
Milagro Foundation/Milagro Center
Ruth & Norman Rales Jewish Family Services
Blue Planet International Explorers’ Bazaar & Writers’ Room
Delray Beach Youth Tennis Foundation
Junior Achievement of South Florida
Junior Achievement of the Palm Beaches & Treasure Coast
Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship
Roots and Wings
Clearwater Marine Aquarium
Coastal Conservation Association
Community Greening Corp.
Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League of the Palm Beach
4KIDS of South Palm Beach County
American Association of Caregiving Youth
Boca Helping Hands
City House: Delray Beach
Samaritan 365 Foundation/Kindness Matters
Center for Trauma Counseling
Compass Community Center
The Children’s Place at Home Safe
Mind & Melody
This is Impact 100’s ninth year, co-founded by Cindy Krebsbach, Lisa Mulhall and Tandy Robinson. Women can join by donating or by contributing $1,050 at https://www.impact100pbc.org/
There’s a $50 administration fee and the rest goes to grants to nonprofits chosen by voting members. “We have 543 members and hope to hit 600 this year,” Impact 100 president Kathy Adkins told invited guests.
The finalists in five categories will be announced at a March 31 reception. They’ll make presentations and the five $100,000 grant winners are announced the same evening on April 15.