IMPACT 100 Owensboro, a community of women that seeks to transform lives in the Greater Owensboro area through high-impact and lifelong giving, will award $100,000 grants to two of the finalists at it’s annual meeting on October 23. The nonwinning finalists will receive residual grants of $10,666.66 each. The finalists are:
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Owensboro Symphony Orchestra
Contact: Bill Price, Tom Stites or Gwyn Payne
The HeartStrings program would offer at-risk children at Girls Inc. and Cliff Hagan Boys and Girls Club the chance to learn how to play a string instrument from a highly trained and skilled Suzuki instructor. The free program could change the lives of hundreds of low income kids.
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Project: Impacting Safe Travels
Contact: Tish Correa-Osborne
This project would replace aging and unreliable vans which transport girls to the Girls Inc. programs with 2 new vans. It also will entail the implementation of the Girls Under the Hood and in the Driver’s Seat program which will be offerred to girls and their mothers.
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Friends of Audubon
Project: Trail Maintenance
Contact: Leslie Newman
This project would upgrade and add signage to the 10 hiking trails within the 700-acre natural preserve of the Audubon State Park. Development of 7 miles of handicap accessible hiking trails in the Audubon Wetlands area recently acquired by the Friends is also included.
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The Owensboro Family YMCA
Project: Family Branch Improvement Project
Contact: Arthur Harreld, Isaac Coffey
This project will add a multi-purpose room, expand the 2nd floor game room, provide a new commons area and additional space for the exercise room.
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Lighthouse Recovery Services
Project: Lighthouse Safe Harbor Campus
Contact: Derrick Arthur
The grant will allow renovation, maintenance and upgrades to the campus. It will also provide staff with the tools they need to best serve their clients.