Focus Area Committee (FAC) Calendar

Focus Area Committee Meetings Dates and Locations

Participating in a focus area committee provides our members with unique insights into the challenges facing our community and the agencies that are working on solutions. FAC participation is not required, but our surveys consistently show that it is one of the most rewarding aspects of being an Impact 100 member. Any member, including those who are part of a shared membership, can join a FAC and shared member groups do not need to serve on the same committee.

Sign Up for a FAC

When the 2025 FAC Sign-Up period begins, the link to the FAC Sign-Up form will be here. It will also be sent to members via email.

The information below will be updated to help decide which FAC you wish to join (this information is also provided on the FAC Sign-Up Form).

Meeting Schedule

This year’s FAC meeting schedule can be found

The due date for FAC sign-up is JANUARY 15, 2024. It’s important to submit your preferences by then so the committees can be finalized before their first meetings later in January. Use the information below to help decide which FAC you wish to join (this information is also provided on the FAC Sign-Up Form).

Arts, Culture, & Preservation

The arts, culture & preservation committee will focus on charitable initiatives that cultivate, develop, educate, preserve, and enrich the theater, museums, both visual and performing arts and literary opportunities in Greater Indianapolis.

FAC Chair: Mary Slenski
FAC Co-Chair: Samantha Tarlton
Meeting Day/Time: Fridays at Noon
Location: January 19 and February 9 meetings virtual via Zoom, April 5 meeting at College Ave Library (4180 N College Ave, 46205), and site visits and subsequent meeting determined by committee

  • January 19, 12 Noon, Zoom: Orientation and welcome
  • February 9, 12 Noon, Zoom: LOI discussion
  • April 5, 12 Noon, College Ave Library: Grant Application discussion
  • Between April 14-27, details determined by the committee: Site visits and final meeting to select FAC Finalist

Education

The education committee will focus on charitable initiatives that advance learning opportunities and improve education in Greater Indianapolis.

FAC Chair: Sherri Lauver
FAC Co-Chair: Ginny Swale
Meeting Day/Time: Mondays at 5:30pm
Location: January 15, February 5, and April 1 meetings virtual via Google Meet, and site visits and subsequent meeting to be determined by committee

  • January 15, 5:30pm, Google Meet: Orientation and welcome
  • February 5, 5:30pm, Google Meet: LOI discussion
  • April 1, 5:30pm, Google Meet: Grant Application discussion
  • Between April 14-27, details determined by the committee: Site visits and final meeting to select FAC Finalist

Environment & Animal Welfare

The environment & animal welfare committee will focus on charitable initiatives that (1) improve, enhance or restore the surroundings in the Greater Indianapolis area; (2) encourage research, public awareness and education relating to the environment; (3) promote conservation of our natural resources; (4) restore, preserve, revitalize or enhance recreational facilities, and/or (5) promote animal welfare.

FAC Chair: Chrissy Vasquez
FAC Co-Chair: Becky Butler
Meeting Day/Time: Saturdays at 10:30am
Location: January 20 and February 10 meetings virtual via Zoom, and April meetings and site visits determined by committee

  • January 20, 10:30am, Zoom: Orientation and welcome
  • February 10, 10:30am, Zoom: LOI discussion
  • April 6, 10:30am, location to be determined by the committee: Grant Application discussion
  • Between April 14-27, details determined by the committee: Site visits and final meeting to select FAC Finalist

Family

The family committee will focus on charitable initiatives that strengthen and enhance the lives of children and families in Greater Indianapolis.

FAC Chair: Carol McDonald
FAC Co-Chair: Emily Djabi
Meeting Day/Time: Tuesdays at Noon
Location: All meetings are taking a hybrid approach: in person at SEND, 3230 Southeastern Ave, Indianapolis, 45203, with a Zoom link for anyone unable to attend in person, with site visits determined by committee

  • January 16, 12 Noon, SEND & Zoom: Orientation and welcome
  • February 6, 12 Noon, SEND & Zoom: LOI discussion
  • April 2, 12 Noon, SEND & Zoom: Grant Application discussion
  • Between April 14-27, details determined by the committee: Site visits and final meeting to select FAC Finalist

Health & Wellness

The health and wellness committee will focus on charitable initiatives that improve the mental and/or physical well-being of people living in the Greater Indianapolis area.

FAC Chair: Barb Maurath
FAC Co-Chair: Regina DelaRosa
Meeting Day/Time: Thursdays at 11:30am
Location: January 18 and April 4 meetings virtual via Zoom, February 8 meeting in person at the Library Services Center, 2450 N. Meridian St, Indianapolis, 46208, and site visits determined by committee

  • January 18, 11:30am, Zoom: Orientation and welcome
  • February 8, 11:30am, Library Services Center: LOI discussion
  • April 4, 11:30am, Zoom: Grant Application discussion
  • Between April 14-27, details determined by the committee: Site visits and final meeting to select FAC Finalist

Click here to see the 2024 Grants Calendar.