2021 Inspire Impact Winners
Living Legacy Award Winner
The Giving Club
The Giving Club is a group of women who get together 4 times a year to pool their money, drink wine, and support nonprofits. At each meeting, members nominate a nonprofit by simply writing the name on a piece of paper; three pieces of paper are randomly chosen from a hat; the nominators have 3 minutes to say why the rest of the group should vote for that nonprofit; the group votes and every member writes a $100 check to that nonprofit. Simple! Easy, fun and IMPACTFUL.
The Giving Club was the brainchild of a few local rabble rousers who like to take chances and do good things: Illene Roggensack, Deb Horwitz, Jacqueline Chappel-Reid, Michaelle Smith, Cindy Rhodes, Mary Beth Luedtke and Judy Vanderleest. They held their first meeting in August of 2014 with 64 members presumably, because they gave away $6,400 to the Western Slope Center for Children; by the second meeting three months later they met their goal of 100 members. And they were off: