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Impact 100 announces semi-finalists

“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

Digital Vibez

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

GIVT Inc.

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.

By Marci Shatzman

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