Impact Giving Blog

Partner Spotlight: Jennifer Grzeskowiak

At Impact Giving, we love our Partners! Not only do they create a greater financial impact through an annual or monthly donation, many of our Partners also donate their personal resources, creativity, skills and time to help strengthen and grow our organization. We sat down with Partner Jennifer Grzeskowiak to learn more about what draws her to Impact Giving and the inspiration behind her passion for serving the community. Q:        Would you like to share …

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Anh Tran, Certified Financial Planner and Estate Planning Attorney, shares tax tips and advice with Impact Giving Partners and friends at a lunch and learn event in Costa Mesa.

Tax Advantages of Charitable Giving

At Impact Giving, we know our Partners and friends’ primary motivation to donate to charity is simply to help those in need. However, it’s also important to understand the great tax benefits that exist for those who give, because knowing how to make the most of your tax deductions can allow you to give even more! We recently hosted a lunch and learn event to help our Partners and friends understand the great tax advantages …

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8 Easy Ways You and Your Family Can Give Back to Your Community

Do you have a desire to help others in your community, but don’t know where to start? Giving back doesn’t have to take a lot of time, money or resources. In fact, it is something we can all do – even with our children or grandchildren. Contributing in even the smallest ways can help families not only get involved in their own community, but will help budding philanthropists develop a respect and understanding for different …

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Notes of Thanks from Our Grant Recipients

In the months following this year’s grant awards dinner, we’ve received several thank you letters from grant recipients sharing with us the important work they’ve been able to do across the globe as a result of the grant they received from Impact Giving. We love receiving these letters –hearing how our grant money is put in action and seeing how it’s helping men, women and children in need. It is the reason we do what …

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Our Heartfelt Gratitude for “Increasing the Impact”

Dear Impact Giving Partners, Supporters and Friends, I am filled with gratitude as I sit here writing out checks for $4,651.50 to each of the twelve grant finalists (twelve!). I think that I can safely say that the success of our first “Increasing the Impact” auction far surpassed any of our wildest hopes and expectations! The fact that all 18 of our grant finalists will receive at minimum $4,600 and up to $36,000 is absolutely …

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Partner Spotlight: Monica Mehren Thompson and Christina Winstead Great events don’t just happen; great people make them happen! And the great Partners behind this year’s Making the Impact event include Christina Winstead, event chair, and Monica Mehren Thompson, wine wall and raffle coordinator. We sat down with these two extraordinary Partners to find out what drew them to Impact Giving and why they are so passionate about serving their community. How long have you been an …

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Impact Giving Will Help 18 Deserving Non-Profits This Year This is it; the whole reason why Impact Giving exists: To award important grants to deserving charities and help them further their work across the globe. As Impact Giving has grown, so have the opportunities for Partners and friends to learn more about the vast array of nonprofits that Impact Giving funds support. Again this year, attendees of the 2018 Making The Impact grant awards dinner …

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Impact Giving Partner Spotlight

Amy Larson, Impact Giving Partner For Impact Giving Partner and WISEPlace sponsor Amy Larson, finding philanthropic-minded women in her community was where it all started. She read an article about Impact Giving in a Laguna Beach newspaper and joined after her first “Get to Know Impact Giving” event. “I am now proud to say that I am a member of the founding fifty,” said Amy. “I have thoroughly enjoyed chairing the ‘Experience the Impact’ events …

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