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Local Nonprofit Recruiting 100 women members by 12/31/2012

Published on Thu, Nov 1, 2012 (1:02 p.m.)

LAS VEGAS, NV –November 2012 -- Impact Las Vegas, a new Southern Nevada non-profit, is seeking 100 women who are motivated to make a difference in our community to join the organization by the end of the year.

Impact Las Vegas is a nonprofit women’s giving circle based in Las Vegas, Nevada. Membership consists of women who donate $1,000 each year by December 31st. Membership donations are pooled from a minimum of 100 members to fund an annual $100,000 grant to a Southern Nevada nonprofit organization in one of five focus areas: culture, education, environment, family, or health & wellness.

Once the minimum of 100 member threshold is reached, one hundred percent of member donations are returned to the community in the form of a grant. In June 2013 Impact Las Vegas members will each cast one vote to determine the nonprofit grant recipient(s) for that year.

“Through involvement in Impact Las Vegas, our members have the ability to donate $100,000 to improve our Southern Nevada community and see the impact of that action,” said Maureen Romito, Founder and President. “100% of each member’s contribution is pooled and awarded to non-profit organizations. Impact Las Vegas members have a direct say in where their money is allocated.”

“Our goal as an organization,” she added, “is to reach the minimum of 100 members by December 31, 2012 so that our first $100,000 grant may be awarded in June 2013.”

Impact Las Vegas is modeled on Impact 100, an organization created in Cincinnati Ohio in 2002. There are now more than a dozen Impact organizations in cities throughout the U.S. These organizations have given grants totaling more than $15,000,000; improving their communities and empowering and educating women in the process.

For more information or to become a member, please visit the website at www.impact-lv.org. Or send an e-mail to [email protected]

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