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We realize $1,000 is a “stop and think” gift.

For many of our members, $1,000 represents sacrifice and intentional budgeting to make a charitable gift of this size. That is by design. The goal is for each member to feel fully invested in and connected to their giving, and the transformational grants that result from it.

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2024 Member



Membership is valid for one year.

2024 Member PLUS



Because 100% of your membership goes towards our grants, we encourage members to contribute an extra $100/year to cover administrative costs. Membership is valid for one year.

Easy Pay Membership

The Easy Pay option makes it possible to pay your membership in installments with regular monthly payments. To set up your individualized Easy Payment plan and align it with our grant cycle, please contact us at

Please mail checks to: Impact100 Nashville, PO Box 22626, Nashville, TN 37202

Because 100% of your membership donation goes toward our grants we charge a $35 fee for credit card transactions.

Membership in Impact100 Nashville implies my permission to use photographic, audiovisual, and written works containing my image and name by Impact100 Nashville and its agents.

From the Executive Board

On behalf of the Impact100 Nashville Board of Directors, welcome to the 2023 Impact100 Nashville family.  We are an organization of generous women who invest collectively in our community by supporting non-profit organizations dedicated to improving the quality of life of people in the ten counties including and surrounding Nashville.  We look forward to working with you.  Please enjoy a greeting from our President, Janet Walls by clicking Message from 2023 President Janet Walls

As a member of Impact100 Nashville, you may choose to get involved in working on behalf of the organization or take a less active role and simply be a voting member.  We’d love to hear about if and how you would like to engage by having you fill out our Member Engagement Survey.  The survey results help us learn more about you and what you’d like to get out of Impact100.

This website is a valuable source of information, as it contains all the information you will need about the organization, events, grants, and committees.  Keep scrolling!

Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn.  Our biggest promoters are our members, and our primary goal is to grow our membership so that we can award even more grant money each year.

We look forward to seeing you at an upcoming Impact100 Nashville event.

The 2023 Impact100 Nashville Executive Board of Directors

Active Engagement

There are many opportunities to serve and be a part of Impact100 Nashville. Members may choose to join or lead a committee, work an event, write for our publications, and more. A member may also choose to take less of a role and simply pay her membership fee and vote.

Click here Member Engagement Survey to let us know the level of engagement that works best for you.

Click here for a list of committees and committee chairwomen. If you have an interest in participating on a specific committee, you can reach out to the chairperson, or email if you need more information or wish to discuss with a member of the board.

Other Ways To Support Us

Corporate Sponsorship

Would your company be interested in becoming a corporate sponsor?  Click here for more information.

Kroger Plus Card Community Rewards

Just by doing your regular family shopping, you will be supporting Impact100 Nashville by enrolling in the Kroger Plus Card Community Rewards Program, which pays a percentage of your purchases to Impact100 Nashville.  To link your Kroger Plus card to Impact100 Nashville, please go to and follow the instructions:

  • Log in to your Kroger Plus account
  • Go to My Account
  • Select Community Rewards
  • Enter Impact Nashville in the search bar and click the enroll button

Financial gifts help cover overhead expenses related to running the organization. Many individuals and businesses choose to make in-kind gifts or donate professional services which allow us to keep our overhead expenses low.


CO-CHAIRS: Kristen Phillips and Beth Johnson;

We have a competitive and rigorous Grant process that narrows the field through three successive rounds of Grant Committee review, scoring, discussion and decisioning, leading to the fourth and final round of voting by all members. The Grants cycle begins in June with the announcement of our Grant award amounts at the Big Reveal and concludes with the November Annual Voting Event. We have software – Submittable – that is easy to use and facilitates the process for the applicants and the Grants Committee. The Grants Committee is the perfect committee for a new member to learn the grant process, how we determine the award winners, what the needs are in our community, who the nonprofits are who address those needs and how they intend to use our funds if awarded a grant.  The more who serve on the grants committee, the more insights we have and the more informed our final vote!  No prior grant experience necessary.


Membership Growth: CHAIR:  Rahwa Mehari;

Membership (Engagement): CHAIR: Jill Pepper;

The more we grow the more we can give to our community. If you enjoy connecting with people, networking, outreach and/or event planning, all with a focus on growing and retaining our membership, the Membership Committee is the place for you! Some of the key functions of the committee are to grow and sustain membership and to serve as Ambassadors that reach out to new and prospective members. Only have time to engage occasionally due to a busy schedule? That’s not a worry! We’re happy to let you plug in whenever and wherever it makes the most sense for your life.


CHAIR: Liz Miller;

Planning or hosting!.  We have multiple types of Events! This committee is perfect if you love party and event planning. You can help determine venue, host, program, promotional materials, as well as execute that plan.  It is also a great opportunity to volunteer on an as-needed basis. Help is always welcome!

Our Events Chair and our Membership Co Chairs work closely together. The Events Chair focuses on planning the two big events each year: The Big Reveal at the beginning of June to announce and celebrate both our membership and the amount of the Grant Award and then our Annual Member Meeting and Voting Event to determine and celebrate our Grant Award winners.

Our Membership Co-Chairs focus on events that engage current members and recruit new members. We plan larger events like our Annual Garden Party as well as Happy Hours, Lunches, Informational sessions and even smaller more intimate events like our monthly Coffee Connections. These are great opportunities to network with fellow members and work together to help promote the growth of Impact100 Nashville!


CHAIR:  Susan Groenwald;

The Marketing committee focuses on promoting our organization to the wider community as well as to our membership with sub committees for website design and currency, social media, public relations, graphic design, and newsletters. We use WordPress to manage our website. We do newsletters, mass mailings and special communications. Our social media presence is found primarily on LinkedIn, Facebook and Instagram. We especially welcome members to this committee who are willing to offer their skills and expertise in graphic design, website development, public relations, and/or the various communication forums, platforms or technologies.

Corporate Sponsorship 

CHAIR:  Michele Nanna

If you have strong connections in the Nashville area business community, we want you on our corporate sponsorship committee.  Corporate sponsors are vital to the operation of Impact100 Nashville since 100% of our dues goes to grants, yet we require income to run the organization and serve the members and grant recipients.  We welcome both in-kind and cash sponsors and plan events and meetings to recruit both.


CHAIR:  Melissa Russell;

As we have grown, we have been able to upgrade our technologies to manage grants, memberships, events and communications. We also need to ensure that all of our disparate technologies integrate. If you have project management, software implementation or strong technical skills, this might be an area where you can contribute your expertise!

Advisory Board


Ginger Duncan;

Tiffany Coursey;

We have an advisory board that meets quarterly.  Each member is required to be actively involved in a committee or initiative such as driving membership or corporate sponsorships.  Each is asked to donate more than the $1000 membership fee.  The Advisory Board meets quarterly and advises the Executive Board on membership and organization matters.  If you are interested in learning more or serving on the advisory board, contact either Ginger Duncan or Tiffany Coursey.