The Impact of Impact: Members in Action!
Inspiring stories of Impact 100 NYC members who have directly partnered or volunteered with a grant recipient to make an even greater impact. Interested in volunteering? Reach out to email@example.com
MEMBERS HELP FOSTER BRIGHT FUTURES
FOR FUTURES & OPTIONS’ STUDENTS
Alexandra Stewart and Kendall Quinn Sprows know how to mix business and purpose. As co-members of Impact 100 NYC and co-workers at The Trade Desk, an independent media buying platform designed for the open internet, Alexandra, Director of Business Development, and Kendall, a Senior Account Executive organized a career field trip for 20 Futures & Options students at The Trade Desk’s offices.
Kendall, who worked directly with the F&O team to bring the event to life, provided the students with an overview on the state of advertising. She also moderated a panel of senior teammates, which included Alexandra, an Impact 100 NYC board member, and colleagues in marketing, business and client development, discussing their educational and career journeys. Kendall and TTD teammates then led breakout sessions where students worked on advertising strategies. Alexandra said “it was so exciting seeing the students connect the dots between how their favorite brands end up on their screens, and showing them how different career paths can all lead to work you love.”
Also helping provide F&O students exposure to post high-school careers is founding member Jo Umans. She’s been involved in the Impact 100 NYC-funded program that introduces students to careers in the medical field, supporting their interests in wanting to be doctors, research scientists, nurses, technicians, and many other healthcare-related areas. Jo has been helping the students with resume-writing, interviewing and presenting. Jo describes her volunteering as a “wonderful experience” and says that the students are “eager for the coaching and take notes like pros!”
SHELLEY SAVES THANKSGIVING!
With Thanksgiving fast approaching, a lack of funds threatened to cancel Reaching Out Community Service’s Annual Operation Gobbler Giving when Impact 100 NYC member Shelley Spevakow stepped in and stepped up!
RCS, recipient of a $15,000 grant from Impact 100 NYC in 2021, “is an extremely special place. I am SO happy to help them. I love that Impact 100 NYC discovers and supports such deserving organizations,” said Shelley, who joined in 2022 as an Evergreen* (auto-renewal) member.