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The Power of One

IMPACT 100 Scarf Project

The 100 percent Italian silk IMPACT scarf commemorates the work of IMPACT 100 Owensboro. The scarf is available for $75 from any IMPACT 100 Next Generation member or at any IMPACT event.

The full purchase price comes back to IMPACT’s Next Generation, which introduces the next generation of young women to the joys of philanthropy and community involvement. Special thanks to Adams & Sons and owner Eric Adams who donated the scarves to IMPACT.

Next Generation is a group for young women in grades 9-12 that will:

  1. Empower young women through mentoring with Impact 100 members
  2. Create a sense of community among the young women through engagement with local nonprofits
  3. Create a philanthropic spirit of giving back to the community with both time and money.

Conversation, transformation and empowerment are shared by all of us and it cannot be better expressed than the words that are reflected in the poem “She is…” written by Jamie Pate from Evansville for IMPACT 100 Owensboro and printed on the IMPACT scarf.

She is…

She is the conversation. The aspirations in the corners of your mind and heart, and on the tip of your tongue, trembling to escape from parted lips; the effects rippling like a cool breeze, and enriching the lives of everything it wraps itself around. Anything accomplished or left undone is engulfed in this conversation. Listen to the possibilities. Every word is the source of a connection, a personal touch – reverberating a deliberate action, planted with devout intentions that maneuver beyond even the exceptional.

She is empowerment. The nucleus of a transformation. Where a transition between a dream and reality occurs, this motivational force encapsulates achievement with profound grace. Saturated in femininity, contagiously inspiring conviction, the ethos of this power commands change: locally and globally.

She is fruition. An open invitation to the philanthropy party. A confident “cheers” to barriers and overcoming every boundary through contribution, diligence and engagement. Accomplishing the outcome and the celebration, the mission and the impact.

She is one, one hundred, one thousand women. A single unit, embodying diversity, culture and prestige education. Single-handedly, she establishes the atmosphere. She is the head of the table and the prevailing voice in the room. She is power in numbers. She is Impact 100!

Read more about the Scarf Project in a recent article by Owensboro Living.