• May 14, 2014

Making an Impact

Last night’s annual “Big Give” ceremony in Richmond truly lived up to its name, as Impact 100 awarded a $100,000 grant to Higher Achievement Richmond.

Impact 100 Richmond is part of the Impact 100 national organization that unites women’s ideas and actions through philanthropy. Their strategy is simple: 100 women give $1,000 each to create a $100,000 grant to benefit a mutually-selected nonprofit.

After reviewing grant requests from diverse organizations that focus on women’s and children’s issues, Impact 100 selected Higher Achievement as one of four finalists.  At last night’s ceremony, Higher Achievement Richmond’s Advisory Board member, Mary Lloyd Parks, and Executive Director, Tyren Frazier, had five minutes to speak about Higher Achievement’s work in the community.  A live audience vote followed all of the presentations and Higher Achievement, along with Greater Richmond ARC, was selected as one of two winners.

“To have this sort of support for our program and our scholars is truly humbling,” said Frazier.  “Thank you to all 100 members of Impact 100 for your belief in Higher Achievement and the work we do in Richmond.”

To learn more about Impact 100, please visit http://impact100rva.org/.

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