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

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. 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

Amy Tattrie Loepp
President
Amy Tattrie Loepp
President

Amy is the current 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.

Katherine DiClaudio
Vice-President, Operations
Data Base Co-Chair
Katherine DiClaudio
Vice-President, Operations
Data Base Co-Chair

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. In addition to serving as our co-vice president, Katherine is our database chair.

Danielle Todd
Vice-President, Marketing
Danielle Todd
Vice-President, Marketing

Danielle is the founder and director of Make Food Not Waste, a Detroit nonprofit specializing in food waste reduction. Danielle is passionate about mobilizing philanthropic dollars to make real change in the community and has been a member of Impact100 Oakland County since 2017. She serves as our Co Vice President leading our marketing operations.

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.

Lauren Combs
Director, Nonprofit Outreach Co-Chair
Lauren Combs
Director, Nonprofit Outreach Co-Chair

Lauren was born and raised in Cincinnati and moved to Oakland County in 2011. She is the owner of Neat Method Detroit, a professional organizing company, and has three children at home along with her fur baby. When she does have spare time, Lauren she enjoys drawing and painting, skiing, and cooking.

Jessica Bell
Director, Member
Recruitment Chair
Jessica Bell
Director, Member
Recruitment Chair

Jessica was born and raised in Toledo, Ohio and graduated from UNC-Chapel Hill with a degree in Environmental Studies. Following graduation, Jessica spent 8 years on active duty as a Marine Corps aviator. She is currently a Major in the Marine Corps Reserves and works for a local family foundation. Jessica is married with two daughters and serves as the Chair of Member Recruitment.

Lisa Blake
Director, Sponsorship Chair
Lisa Blake
Director, Sponsorship Chair

Lisa is an educator, a 25-plus year negotiator and a real estate professional at Shain Park Realtors. Her passion is working collectively with others to give back to the community. Lisa believes that being a member of Impact100 Oakland County provides the unique opportunity for women to join together to make a substantial benefit to the Oakland County community.

Lauren Combs
Director, Nonprofit Outreach Co-Chair
Lauren Combs
Director, Nonprofit Outreach Co-Chair

Lauren was born and raised in Cincinnati and moved to Oakland County in 2011. She is the owner of Neat Method Detroit, a professional organizing company, and has three children at home along with her fur baby. When she does have spare time, Lauren she enjoys drawing and painting, skiing, and cooking.

Nikki Little
Director, Member Communications
Nikki Little
Director, Member Communications

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.

Marci Kelkar
Director, Events Chair
Marci Kelkar
Director, Events Chair

Marci was born and raised in Wisconsin. She graduated from Columbia College of Nursing with her Bachelor of Science in Nursing and worked in the Cardiovascular ICU and Burn/Trauma ICU. She currently resides in Birmingham with her husband and 4 wonderful children! Marci has been a part of Impact100 Oakland County since inception and loves being a part of such empowering organization.

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 to be with the love of her life. 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.

Aly Mandeville
Director, External Communications Chair
Aly Mandeville
Director, External Communications Chair

Born and raised in Oakland County with a passion for volunteering, Aly joined Impact100 Oakland County in its inaugural year and now serves as the External Communications Chair. 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.

Denise Prock
Director, Grants Co-Chair
Denise Prock
Director, Grants Co-Chair

Denise is a retired information technology project manager. She lives in Clarkston with her husband Mike and dog Rex. She joined Impact100 Oakland County to make an impact on our community. She loves being part of this group of dedicated and talented women supporting the good work of nonprofits

Emily Rollins
Treasurer, Database Co-Chair
Emily Rollins
Treasurer, Database Co-Chair

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.

Jennifer Rumschlag-Mejia
Director, Finance
Rosanne Seigal
Director, Member Experience Co-Chair
Rosanne Seigal
Director, Member Experience Co-Chair

Rosanne Siegal graduated from the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana in 2008 with a Bachelor of Science in Architectural Design degree. Rosanne works full time as a Customer Success Manager for California based technology company, Autodesk, assisting her Engineering & Construction clients imagine, design and create a better world through technology & data. Mother to two young children and married for 10 years, Rosanne and her family have recently moved from Wisconsin to Detroit, settling in Franklin. When not focusing on work her hobbies include sewing, cooking & singing with her kids, swimming & cycling with the family and planning their next family vacation.

Tracy Zeman
Director, Grants Co-Chair
Tracy Zeman
Director, Grants Co-Chair

Tracy is a free-lance writer, has worked in the nonprofit sector and been an adjunct professor at a number of universities. She graduated with a BA in English from DePaul University and an MFA in Creative Writing from George Mason University. Tracy and her husband and daughter enjoy hiking, kayaking and birding in Michigan on the weekends.

Hope Poulsen
Director
Hope Poulsen
Director

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.

Robyn Roberts
Director, External Communications
Robyn Roberts
Director, External Communications

A native Metro-Detroiter, Robyn recently moved back “home” after living in San Francisco. She has spent the past decade working as a social worker in various non-profits serving a wide range of vulnerable populations. Most recently, she was the Executive Director of Marin Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA), a non-profit based in Marin County, CA. Robyn has always been passionate about giving back to the community and is thrilled to be part of Impact100. Robyn holds a BA from the University of Michigan and a master’s degree in social work from Columbia University in New York. Currently, Robyn resides in Birmingham with her husband, twin children, and two dogs.