Focus Area Committee (FAC) Calendar

MEMBERS: Sign Up For a Focus Area Committee Before January 5, 2023

Members Only: If you’d like to be on a committee, it’s important to submit your preferences now, so that committees can be finalized before their first meetings in January. For more information, read our blog on this topic or contact us at grants@impact100indy.org.

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.

Click here to go to the FAC Sign-up Form.

The due date for FAC sign-up is JANUARY 5, 2023. 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: Elisabeth Wilson
FAC Co-Chair: Paula Katz
Meeting Day/Time: Wednesdays at 9am: January 25, February 15, April 19, and site visits and fourth meeting details to be determined by committee
Location: Virtual via Zoom

Education

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

FAC Chair: Melina Kennedy
FAC Co-Chair: Joli Heavin
Meeting Day/Time: Mondays at 4:30pm: January 23, February 13, April 17, and site visits and fourth meeting details to be determined by committee
Location: January 23 meeting will be virtual, February 13 and April 17 meetings will be hybrid (in-person and virtual), with in-person location to be determined by the committee

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: Barb Maurath
FAC Co-Chair: Regina DelaRosa
Meeting Day/Time: Thursdays at 11:30: January 26, February 16, April 20, and site visits and fourth meeting details to be determined by committee
Location: January 26 meeting will be virtual, February 16 and April 20 meetings will be in-person at the Indianapolis Public Library Foundation (2450 N Meridian, Indianapolis)

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: January 24, February 14, April 18, and site visits and fourth meeting details to be determined by committee
Location: Virtual Meetings

Health and 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: Chrissy Vasquez
FAC Co-Chair: Becky Butler
Meeting Days/Time: Saturdays at 10:30am: January 28, February 18, April 22, and site visits and fourth meeting details to be determined by committee
Location: January 28 meeting will be virtual, and there is a potential for in-person meetings in February and April depending on committee consensus

Click here to see the 2023 Grants Calendar.