Annual Event.- November 2022

Dani Kannapell was living in Florida for the winter when she received an invitation to an event sponsored by Impact100 South Palm Beach County. She had never heard of the organization and didn't attend. But when two more invitations arrived the next winter, her interest was piqued. Recognizing the name of a friend on the invitation list, Dani called her to ask about Impact100. This time, she attended the event.

Like many of us, Dani wondered whether her various donations over the years had any significant impact on her community. Dani realized, in retrospect, that the South Palm Beach event was really a fact-finding mission for a possible Louisville chapter. When Dani got back to Louisville in the summer of 2019, a friend whom she told about Impact100 connected her with the Community Foundation of Louisville which offered to hold the funds if a new chapter were established. Dani began talking to friends and family about this alternate way of giving. Dani’s daughter, Carey Goldstein, joined as co-founder of the new chapter and Impact100 Louisville was born. Dani recognized that Carey had everything they needed to launch - energy, youth, and especially, great friends with great friends.

On September 30, 2019, thirteen women, including Dani, Carey and a representative from the Community Foundation, attended the first event at Dani's home. One woman joined that day and the rest became Founding Members soon after. Additional open houses followed as more and more women signed on. By April 30, 2020, Impact100 Louisville had 206 members, all ready to start an important, exciting and inspiring journey together.

Our growth has exceeded our expectations, and in just five years, we will have given over two million dollars to our local community! Learn about the nonprofits we have been able to impact. 

For more information about how Impact100 started, read about our parent organization and Wendy Steele, Impact100's founder.