Our Legacy Circle

The Impact Giving Legacy Circle was created to honor Partners who have generously shared their time and expertise as Board Members and want to continue contributing to the organization in a leadership role. The group is committed to helping grow and strengthen the Impact Giving community by hosting events, supporting the Board in new endeavors and engaging with Partners. We are grateful for their insight, institutional knowledge and ongoing dedication. 

Please join us in honoring our inaugural Legacy Circle members listed below.


Joined Impact Giving: May 2009

Judith Anderson

Judith Z. Anderson is a clinical psychologist and a well-respected couples and family therapist with a private practice in Irvine for 25 years. As a Clinical Professor of Psychiatry and Human Behavior at the UCI College of Medicine, she teaches psychiatric residents and produces the acclaimed Anatomy of Intimacy workshops and conferences for the broader mental health community. In her spare time, she is the Founder and President of the Foundation for the Contemporary Family, a nonprofit dedicated to supporting innovations in clinical training and research as well as creative intervention programs to meet the diverse needs of contemporary families. She is passionate about the incredible impact of women’s collective giving. She lives in Laguna Beach with her husband and has two adults sons plus a lovable mini-Aussie.

Board Service:

2010-14: Education Chair
2015-17: Partner Experience Chair
2017-18: Partner Onboarding & Mentoring Chair


Joined Impact Giving: January 2014

Gina Chironis

Gina Chironis is a CPA and the CEO of Clarity Wealth Management, a fee only, fiduciary Registered Investment Advisory firm based in Irvine, CA. Gina works with business owners and their families to achieve their personal goals through enhancing wealth, minimizing taxes, protecting assets, estate planning and charitable giving. Gina has Chaired the California CPA Personal Financial Planning State Committee, and has served on the AICPA Executive Committee for Personal Financial Planning. She has been a Certified Public Accountant for over 25 years, and holds the Personal Financial Specialist designation awarded only to CPAs who have demonstrated expertise in financial planning and investment management. Gina holds an MBA with Honors from Vanderbilt University (emphasis in Finance). Gina has worked on Wall Street in the New York offices of the international accounting firm KPMG, with the New York mutual fund manager Reich & Tang, and with the private placements group of Metropolitan Life. Gina lives with her husband in Laguna Beach, sharing 4 adult children and an amazing yellow lab. Gina enjoys cycling, gardening, cooking and is the founder of the Champagne Book Club.

Board Service:

2017-18: Finance Chair


Joined Impact Giving: February 2015

Mia Costa

Mia Costa is a senior level marketing executive working at a health and wellness company. She has held various marketing leadership positions at tech and lifestyle companies working in the U.S. and abroad and is an advisor and consultant at various start ups. She and her family love to travel. Mia is a graduate from Loyola Marymount University and attended university in UK and Spain. She has held other board roles in the the education space.

Board Service:

2015-19: Marketing & Communications Chair


Joined Impact Giving: March 2009

Founding Partner

Sam Dawson

Sam is one of the founding Partners of Impact Giving. She is retired from the Ahmanson Foundation where she served as a Program Officer. Prior to that, she had her own public relations firm working primarily with nonprofit and arts organizations. Since retirement she has served on a number of nonprofit boards both in Los Angeles and Orange Counties. She is the author of two books: “Free Radio Air Time,” a public service and public affairs source book and “Broad Appeal, wit and wisdom of women ages 60 to 90.” She hosts “Sam’s Salon,” a monthly gathering of women focusing on a single topic that enlightens, educates or just creates laughter. Sam loves travel, yoga and Zumba. She is the mother of three daughters and grandmother of seven perfect grandchildren.

Board Service:

2009-16: Grants Chair
2016-17: Board Member at Large
2017-18: Fund Development Chair


Joined Impact Giving: April 2009

Founding Partner

Elizabeth Gosselin

Elizabeth Gosselin is one of the six founding board members of Impact Giving. After a successful business career Elizabeth founded Yoga of Compassion — a yoga and meditation studio. Through Yoga of Compassion Elizabeth has inspired students to take care of their bodies and minds. Elizabeth is also a writer and published author, a gourmet chef, a world-traveler, an outdoor enthusiast and avid reader. She believes in the power of giving and generosity as a way to unite people everywhere so that we may support, enrich and enliven one another.

Board Service:

2009-13: Communications and Marketing Chair


Joined Impact Giving: April 2009

Founding Partner

Ann Duncan Levy

Ann Duncan Levy is the Chief Development Officer for Girls Inc. of Orange County, a 65 year old nonprofit inspiring all girls to be strong, smart and bold.  Prior to joining Girls Inc., she was the Chief Development Officer at Human Options, Co-Founder of Impact Giving and spent a decade with Dell, Inc. in sales, marketing and leadership. While working at Dell Inc., a seed was planted to give $1M, making a larger impact within the local and global community.  That dream was realized through the generosity of like-minded women of Impact Giving who collectively give of their resources to be the change they wish to see in the world. Ann continues to lead a team of development professionals and connecting donors with their passions in Orange County.  She and her husband live and play in the Laguna area, enjoying art, reading, meaningful conversations and being near the ocean.

Board Service:

2009-13 Board Member
2013-15 Board Chair


Joined Impact Giving: April 2009

Founding Partner

Carol Lindquist Olson

Dr. Carol Lindquist Olson is a Board Certified and licensed Clinical Psychologist specializing in high conflict couples and trauma therapy for individuals. Her private practice has been in Laguna Beach for more than 30 years and is a retired professor emerita from Cal State University, Fullerton . She has trained numerous therapists and published many papers on assertiveness, domestic violence and social skills training and a book entitled “Happily Married with Kids. It’s Not Just a Fairytale”. She lives with her husband and they raised their two sons in Laguna Beach, California. She has been active in her children’s school on Parent Education Committee, on the Board of Trustees for SchoolPower and as a sports mom for several sports. Dr. Lindquist enjoys community service and served as the Chair of the board of Women’s Transitional Living Center for several years and has supported numerous efforts to aid children and housing programs in Mexico. She is a founding board member of Impact Giving.

Board Service:

2009-13: Policy Chair


Joined Impact Giving: April 2009

Ann Owen

Ann Owen considers herself a professional volunteer, having served many years with Royal Family Kids Camp, on women’s ministry committees for her local church, and as Room Mom, Cookie Mom, and Girl Scout leader when her kids were growing up. Ann joined Impact Giving as one of the Founding Fifty partners and has served the committee process every year, ultimately as Grants Chair (2017-2019). Currently she serves on the Board of Directors for Beacon of Light, a non-profit organization that teaches sexual risk reduction to students in Jr and High Schools. Ann graduated from Orange County College and went on to get her BFA Drawing and Painting from Laguna College of Art & Design. Ann is married to Glenn Owen, is the mother of Caleb Siemon and Kelly Robert, and grandmother of Margot and Rome Siemon. 

Board Service:

2017-19: Grants Chair


Joined Impact Giving: March 2009

Founding Partner

Karen Wilson

Karen began a life-long passion for non-profits when she directed the Spirit Run, a 5K/10K race for her children’s school. She also directed a trip to Mount Kilimanjaro for Special Olympics Athletes. She has created summer camps for OC Social Services through Mariners Church. She joined the Board of Free Wheelchair Mission, and the Board of Laguna Dance Festival, which brings world-class dance to the small stage. In 2009, Karen co-founded Impact Giving, a women’s collective giving organization dedicated to funding non-profits organizations locally and globally. Karen is currently Chair of The Laguna Dance Festival and spends time with her grand children, and traveling with her husband and friends.

Board Service:

2009-13: Board Chair
2013-15 Board Member
2015-16: Board Chair
2016-18: Partner Onboarding Chair