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Impact100 Sydney is your opportunity to make a real difference to the lives of Sydney-siders by joining one of the fastest growing movements in philanthropy worldwide.

On behalf of the Impact100 Sydney Advisory Committee, I invite you to join us for an Information evening about Impact100 Sydney. Hear Dr Catherine Keenan, Australia's Local Hero 2016 & Executive Director of the Sydney Story Factory talk about Sydney, youth & the power of impact, as well as next generation philanthropists, Nina Skrzynski and Kerry Gonski.

Tuesday, 5 April 2015
5.30pm for a 6pm start until 7.30pm
JBWere Boardroom

Level 42, Governor Phillip Tower
1 Farrer Place, Sydney

Please click the button below to register by Thursday, 31 March 2016.

I look forward to seeing you there.

Best wishes

Alan Duncan
Chair, Advisory Committee
Impact100 Sydney

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Dr Catherine Keenan
Former Sydney Morning Herald journalist Dr Catherine Keenan was named Australia's Local Hero for 2016 for her work as a youth educator.

Dr Keenan left her position as a literary editor and arts journalist at the Sydney Morning Herald in February 2012 to establish the Sydney Story Factory, a not-for-profit creative writing centre for marginalised young people.

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Nina Skrzynski
Nina is founder of the exciting contemporary interior design firm, Nina May Interiors. She has had an extensive design career internationally whilst exploring her passion for philanthropy by holding several board directorships in the not-for-profit sector. She is Chair of the Nexus Global Youth Summit Australia, Vice Chair of The Social Outfit, Trustee of the Sky Foundation, Co-founder of 10×10 Philanthropy and member of the New Generation of Giving program. As well as design, her true passion is social innovation and disruptive fundraising models that engage with our next generation of philanthropists.
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Kerry Gonski
Kerry joined Variety as the Corporate Partnerships Manager in 2012, was promoted to Head of Fundraising in 2014, and has recently moved into her new role as Donor Relations Director. Inspired by Anne Frank’s saying, “No one has ever become poor by giving”, Kerry is determined to bring shared value to every donor relationship with Variety.  In her current role, Kerry is responsible for holding key relationships with major donors for Variety (individuals, as well as private trusts and foundations), and working closely with other areas of the organisation to ensure a seamless donor experience.

About Impact100 Sydney

Impact100 Sydney is a giving circle for anyone wanting to support charitable projects that make a real difference in Sydney.

As part of one of the fastest growing movements in philanthropy worldwide, Impact100 Sydney brings together at least 100 members who donate $1,000 or more annually. Donations are pooled to make a high impact grant of $100,000 to a local charity to fund a significant project with real and measurable outcomes.

Impact100 Sydney gives members an opportunity to experience philanthropy. We offer accessible & inclusive philanthropy by engaging and enriching groups of community-minded people who want to give.
We make big grants to small charities to achieve maximum immediate impact through a collaborative decision making process.

Each year members choose which project to fund from a short list of well-researched projects with outstanding prospects for making a significant and new impact on the Sydney community. In 2016, Impact100 Sydney will support a project focused on making a positive difference to the lives of Sydney’s young people at risk. 

We believe that all Sydney-siders should have access to opportunity.  We know that this isn’t the case - that one in six young Australians is living in poverty and that youth unemployment is on the rise.  Coupled with a range of social problems such as intergenerational poverty, youth suicide, disability, drug and alcohol abuse, and domestic violence – the needs of Sydney’s young people are both broad and complex.

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Impact100 Sydney is a sub-fund of Sydney Community Foundation.

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