Our History

In early 2015, friends Ginny Fischbach and Amy Tattrie Loepp were already involved in charitable work but wanted to find a way to make an even bigger impact, particularly in areas closest to home. While traveling, Ginny came across the Impact100 model and immediately texted Amy, “I’ve got it!” The two set out to bring the model to Michigan, focusing on Oakland County as a way to encourage women to give locally. The first step was to bring on an additional board member, Mary Pat Rosen, and then to file for nonprofit status. In fall 2015, Impact100 Oakland County was born. Soon after, they were connected to another woman on a similar path. Jessica Bell also had become inspired by the Impact100 model and was introduced to the Oakland County team by Impact100 founder Wendy Steele. Bell quickly joined this growing board of directors. In its first year, Impact100 Oakland County attracted many more women who shared the vision of making a big difference in Oakland County through large-scale charitable giving. The chapter’s founding 100 members awarded its first $100,000 grant in October 2016.

Fast forward to today, Impact100 Oakland County has awarded more than $1 million to nonprofits serving Oakland County. These grants have made an enormous impact in health, education, environmental protection and social services. As the group continues to grow, these grants will provide for even more needed services in our community and offer a way for women to make an impact, together.

For more information about how Impact100 started, see our council story.

The Impact100 Model

The Impact100 model is readily available to all communities who wish to implement it. The model is designed to empower women to see themselves as philanthropists and overcome the barriers women have historically faced in this arena. The model is designed for transformational grant-making within local communities, with a minimum grant size of $100,000.

At Least 100 Women
Come Together

Each Woman
Donates $1,000

$100,000
is donated to a
Local Charity

Focus Areas

We provide nonprofit organizations with grants in increments of at least $100,000 across five broad Focus Areas:

Arts & Culture

Education

Family

Health & Wellness

Environment, Recreation & Restoration

How it Works

The annual $1,000 donations of Impact100 Oakland County members are pooled into a grant fund to be given away to nonprofit organizations in our community. The number and size of grants awarded are dependent on our membership, but our goal is to give incremental grants of $100,000 each year. Grants can be awarded in the areas of Arts & Culture; Education; Family; Health & Wellness; and Environment, Recreation & Restoration. Grants are awarded based on a vote of the Impact100 Oakland County membership at our annual meeting. Every woman who gives $1,000 or more has one vote.

Executive Board

Katherine DiClaudio
President
Katherine DiClaudio
President

Katherine was born and raised in Oakland County. After living out of state and abroad for many years, she returned home to raise her family and make a difference in our community. Always looking for ways to contribute, she has been involved in many aspects of our organization. Katherine serves as Impact100 Oakland County’s President.

Emily Rollins
Vice President & Treasurer
Emily Rollins
Vice President & Treasurer

A metro Detroit native, Emily is grateful to have returned to Michigan in 2017 after 10 years away. She balances work in retail data analytics with the demands from her real ‘bosses’ – her two elementary-age children. Emily was drawn to Impact100 due to the hyper-local aspect of the mission, bringing large-scale grants to non-profits in our communities right here in Oakland County.

Aly Mandeville
Vice President & Nonprofit Grant Liaison
Aly Mandeville
Vice President & Nonprofit Grant Liaison

Born and raised in Oakland County with a passion for volunteering, Aly joined Impact100 Oakland County in its inaugural year and now serves as Vice President and Nonprofit Grant Liaison. Aly was drawn to Impact100 for its ability to engage women to collectively make a bigger impact. Aly is the EVP of Corporate Planning & Culture for DP+ a full service advertising agency in Farmington Hills. She loves traveling with her husband, Brad and fur child, Stoli.

Patricia Wagner
Director, Non-Profit Outreach Co-Chair
Patricia Wagner
Director, Non-Profit Outreach Co-Chair

Pat grew up in Farmington, MI, received a BA in Education from MSU,and a MA in Reading from EMU. She taught elementary education for 36 years before retiring. Since retirement, she devotes a great deal of her time to volunteer activities. She worked at the Detroit Zoo for many years prior to the Pandemic, serves as a Child Assist at CARE House of Oakland, works at the Bloomfield Public Library as a volunteer in the gift shop which raises money to support the library, tutors for the Oakland County Literacy Council, drives for Bloomfield Township Wheels on Meals, serves on the Board of the Prechter Advisory Board at the University of Michigan, and serves on the Grievance Committee for St. Joe’s Hospital, Pontiac. She is a member of Women of Bloomfield, which supports CARE House and SCAMP, a summer camp for disabled students. She has been a member of IMPACT 100 for 5 years, and has served on 3 grant committees. She is looking to make a greater contribution to IMPACT by joining the Nonprofit team.

Kimberly Martin
Secretary
Kimberly Martin
Secretary

Kim spent about 20 years working in progressive finance roles in the automotive industry. Kim holds a B.S. in Finance from the University of Illinois and an MBA from DePaul University She moved to Oakland County in 2014 from the Chicago area and has been involved with various local non-profits. She is thrilled to have been part of the Impact100 Oakland County since the inception and loves that 100% of her donation goes back into a community that has so much need.

Amy Tattrie Loepp
Past President & Co-Founder
Amy Tattrie Loepp
Past President & Co-Founder

Amy is past President and co-founder for Impact100 Oakland County and has lived in this area since 2010. She is also President of the Board of Trustees at Eton Academy and Chair of the Children’s Trust Fund of Michigan. She has her own business consulting company, which has been put on the back burner while she focuses more on nonprofit endeavors. Previously Amy worked for a Detroit based consulting firm as well as held various corporate leadership positions. She has her undergraduate degree from MSU and graduate degree from CMU. When not working, Amy enjoys spending time with her wonderful blended family.

Nikki Little
Director, Member Communications Co-Chair
Nikki Little
Director, Member Communications Co-Chair

Nikki Little is a life-long Michigander who much prefers the state’s glorious summers over its ever-lasting winters. She’s the VP of strategy at Franco, an integrated communications agency that works with B2B and B2C companies in a variety of industries. Nikki has been involved with Impact100 Oakland County for several years. She supported social media content for a few years and has since moved into the member communications role, managing all email communications. Nikki resides in Huntington Woods with her husband and twin boys.

Angel Lau
Director, Nonprofit Outreach Co-Chair
Angel Lau
Director, Nonprofit Outreach Co-Chair

Angel was born and raised in Battle Creek, MI, and moved to Oakland County in 1995. She was a social worker and natural advocate long before she received her Bachelors and Masters in Social Work from Wayne State University and her certification as a trauma practitioner. Proud mom of two, Angel has spent the past few years cascading that training to her community. Child advocacy and primary prevention has always been her emphasis starting at the local level, Angel is now focusing at the county level to promote awareness of primary prevention as an active volunteer with several nonprofit organizations.

Hope Poulsen
Director, Database Co-Chair & Grants Financial Review
Hope Poulsen
Director, Database Co-Chair & Grants Financial Review

Hope was born in Florida, and raised in Oakland County. The sunshine called her back down south to earn a B.S. and M.S. in Accounting from the University of Florida. During school, she joined a community service sorority to volunteer with and learn more about the Gainesville community. After graduation, Hope obtained her CPA license and moved back to Metro Detroit in 2018 to be close to her family again. She is currently an accountant at FANUC America. Striving to reconnect with her passion for serving others, Hope joined Impact100 and enjoys giving back and finding sisterhood again with kindhearted and successful women.

Susan Withrow
Director, Events Chair
Susan Withrow
Director, Events Chair

Susan Withrow is a retired business executive with more than 30 years of experience in marketing, sales, and automotive product development.   She earned an M.B.A. from the University of Michigan and a B.S. in Merchandising from the University of Southern Mississippi.  Susan and her husband live in Orchard Lake and they have two sons.  She has been involved with Impact 100 for several years and is honored to serve on the Board.

 

Linda Eriksen
Director, Grants Co-Chair
Linda Eriksen
Director, Grants Co-Chair

Linda is a life-long Michigander. Her psychology degree from the University of Michigan came in handy when raising her 4 spirited children who are now grown and starting families of their own. Linda has built a career in residential real estate over the last 20 years and is currently an Associate Broker with Max Broock Realtors-Birmingham. Linda is passionate about the mission of Impact100 Oakland County. Since 2017, she is proud to have served on grant review committees, on the Board as Member Communications Chair, and is honored to begin her newest role on the Board by the end of this year.

Maria Kosukha
Director, Membership Experience Co-Chair
Maria Kosukha
Director, Membership Experience Co-Chair

Maria was raised in Oakland County and graduated from Michigan State University in 2016 with a degree in Finance. She now works at Bank of America as a Commercial Associate supporting middle market companies based in Michigan. With a passion to give back to the community, Maria joined Impact100 in 2020 and is thrilled to be a board member. She currently resides in Berkley with her fiancé and Shih Tzu.

Ann Gordon
Director, Database Co-Chair
Ann Gordon
Director, Database Co-Chair

Ann graduated from Georgia Tech and the University of Michigan with degrees in Engineering and Business. She works full time at a major defense contractor, leading a team to support contracting and sales of combat vehicles to various international customers.  After living in California and Georgia, Ann settled in Oakland County with her husband and daughter. Ann is proud to have served on multiple grant review committees, and is excited about contributing to the board.

Michelle Strohkirch
Director, Member Experience Co-Chair
Michelle Strohkirch
Director, Member Experience Co-Chair

A Michigan native, Michelle is happy to return home after living on the east coast for the past decade. Having lived in Oakland County for much of her youth, Michelle was drawn to Impact100 Oakland County because of it’s large scale collective giving model and her desire to make a difference in her community. She lives in Bloomfield Hills with her husband and two kids and enjoys reading and cooking in her free time.

Courtney Gasper
Director, Non-Profit Outreach Co-Chair
Courtney Gasper
Director, Non-Profit Outreach Co-Chair

Courtney is a native of Cincinnati, Ohio, but has spent her career dedicated to serving Michiganders. After receiving her Masters Degree in Social Work from Loyola of Chicago, she moved to Oakland County and spent 7 years working in the field. Courtney has worked with a number of nonprofits throughout the years, directly serving children and families in need. She has always been passionate about helping others, and loves contributing to the mission of Impact100.

Rachel Pinch
Director, Member Communications Co-Chair
Rachel Pinch
Director, Member Communications Co-Chair

Rachel attended the University of Michigan (Go Blue!), where she played tuba in the Michigan Marching Band and graduated with a double major in Psychology and Organizational Studies, as well as a minor in music. Rachel then earned her law degree from Wayne State University Law School. She is currently an attorney in private practice, specializing in Social Security Disability law. Rachel lives in Huntington Woods, where she enjoys building community – she serves on the board of the Huntington Woods Babysitting Co-op, started up a neighborhood book club, and organizes the annual block party on her street. Rachel’s family includes her husband Andrew, her 5-year-old daughter Clare, 2-year-old son Jack, and rescue dog Quincy. She is excited about the opportunity to contribute to Impact100 Oakland County as a board member!

Jaime Fisk
Director, Member External Communications
Jaime Fisk
Director, Member External Communications

Jaime was born and raised in Michigan and returned to Oakland County after spending a few years working abroad. She is currently the Head of Compensation and Immigration for the US and Canada at Continental AG. She holds a B.S. in Human Resources and an MBA from Oakland University. Jaime was really drawn to Impact 100 as it provides an avenue for women to join together to truly make a difference in our own communities.

Amy Burgdorf
Director, Finance
Amy Burgdorf
Director, Finance

Amy Burgdorf spent over 25 years building a career in the Brand Strategy, Insights and Innovation space, working in various industries after earning a BA in Economics and Communication as well as an MBA from the University of Michigan.  Most recently, she’s pursued entrepreneurial activities as a marketing consultant while leading her own beauty brand start-up reflective of Michigan’s active, outdoor and industrious way of life.  She joined Impact 100 in 2020, helping to evaluate potential grant recipients each year and is excited to join the board in 2023.  She grew up in Oakland County, and is thankful to have the opportunity to give back to the local community she loves.

Jennifer Davis-Papa
Director, Events Chair
Jennifer Davis-Papa
Director, Events Chair

Jennifer is a life long Michigander.  She was born and raised in Detroit, MI, moved to Coopersville, MI in high school, then came back to the Detroit area in 2008.  This is when she met her now husband, married in 2012, and have an amazing son and 2 rescue dogs.  Jennifer and her family currently live in Royal Oak.  Jennifer has spent the last several years volunteering in her community and has been a long time champion of empowering women.  Adding those two actions together, impacting her community and energizing women, is a dream come true.  Jennifer has been in wealth management for over 20 years and what compelled her to choose this line of work also motivates her to get up every day, MIG, Make, Invest, Grow.  How can I/we make the biggest impact by investing our community, thus making it grow stronger together.