The Power of One


IMPACT 100 Owensboro Next Generation   

Next Generation is an IMPACT 100 group for high school girls currently in the 12th grade (graduating in 2019) or who will be in grades 8-12 in the 2019-2020 school year.

The program is designed to:

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

Come join high school youth in the Owensboro area as we embark on our third year of our grant-making initiative created just for young women in our community!  Have questions? Contact us at [email protected]

Next Gen will Grant $13,000 in 2019!

130 young ladies of IMPACT 100 Next Gen are giving away $13,000 to a deserving Grant winner in 2019.  They will be spending the summer studying grant applications, visiting the nonprofit sites that have submitted grants, narrow down their choices to the most impactful grants and then award their Grant in October.  What an amazing group of philanthropic young women!


2019 Information Session

Ladies in 8th-12th grade are invited to an information reception on Friday, March 15th in the Private Party Room at Bar Louie’s on Frederica Street. Bring a parent and/or friend!! Feel free to come and go as your schedule allows from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m.


OASIS was awarded the 2018 IMPACT 100 Next Generation grant  of  $10,200 for the Child Trauma Treatment Through Play Program. This grant will purchase & install a new playground & bench inside the playground area at   OASIS.  This space will also be used by counselors for play therapy for children with PTSD & work with the mothers outside, along with the children. OASIS is committed to providing shelter, advocacy, and services to victims of domestic violence and their families.


Next Generation in the News!

Great article in the Owensboro Times about Next Generation and how these young women are making lasting changes in our area. 

Impact 100 NextGen seeks to increase members, grant giving

by Marlys MasonThursday, March 7th, 2019 10:32 pm, in CommunityFamilyNewsNon Profits

NextGen, the philanthropy organization for teenage girls that is associated with Impact 100 Owensboro, has kicked off its membership drive. High school-aged girls may join until March 31.

Hoping to retain all of the members from previous years who have not graduated and adding more that are eligible, NextGen hopes to increase their grant giving for 2019.

“The organization’s goal has always been to engage young ladies with local nonprofit organizations to help create a philanthropic spirit of giving back to the community,” said Joy Carroll, NextGen board chair.

This year a recruiting committee was created and is comprised of up to three students from each high school whose challenge is to share information about NextGen with their classmates and to invite and recruit new members through those preexisting relationships.

Read the full article here:  Next Generation Seeks to Increase Membership and Giving

Congratulation to Mary Grace Hemingway for receiving the Certificate of Excellence and the President’s Volunteer Service Award from the 2019 Prudential Spirit of Community Awards, largely due to her involvement with IMPACT 100 Next Generation.  Well done, Mary Grace!  Read the article in the Messenger-Inquirer:

Owensboro High senior receives award for volunteering

  • By Bobbie Hayse Messenger-Inquirer   Mar 3, 2019

Receiving acknowledgment for a job well done is not why Mary Grace Hemingway volunteers.

For the past three years, Hemingway, 17, has been involved with Impact 100’s NextGen grant program, and for her efforts, she has been honored with a Certificate of Excellence and the President’s Volunteer Service Award from the 2019 Prudential Spirit of Community Awards, which are presented annually by Prudential Financial in partnership with the National Association of Secondary School Principals.

The Owensboro High School junior doesn’t like to brag on herself, and said she feels humbled to have received the recognition.

According to a letter Prudential sent to OHS Principal John DeLacy, Hemingway “stood out as an impressive example of what young people can do to improve their communities.”  ….

Read the entire article here:  Owensboro High senior receives award for volunteering

Thank you Messenger-Inquirer for the great article explaining our new Next Generation endeavor to teach high school girls about the joys of philanthropy in the February 28, 2017, issue:

Read the full story here..