Oh, What a Night – feedback from Grant Awards Night 2023

25,October, 2023: Impact 100 Grants awards night. Photography by Kelly Barnes

Our thanks to all the people who took the time to send messages of support and appreciation following our 2023 Grant Awards Night!

“Well done to everyone it was an amazing event!! 

“Just a short email to congratulate you and the Impact100 team on a hugely successful event last night. It was incredible process to be a part of and we are so thrilled with the result. Our team are excited for the opportunities this will now create for our young people and families for generations to come. Thank you to yourself and the Impact100 team for supporting us to make this project a reality. Our sincere thanks!” 

”Year after year, you do the most amazing job. Well done on hitting 301. It’s a no-lose situation for the top four. What a huge cheque to walk away with even in third and fourth. Very high quality pitches. So wonderful to have her Excellency involved tonight too. Going to the Arkaba each year feels like going home. Congratulations …” 

“It was such a great night and I really loved being involved. Everyone is a winner in the end as the donation as well as the exposure to such a wonderful group of people is priceless.” 

“It was, as always an amazing evening – the first in all my years I’ve been able to attend in full. The calibre of the finalists was extraordinary. Ian and I couldn’t agree on our vote – he will now join next year so he can have his own say!” 

“I wanted to send you a heartfelt thank you for your support as the Chair of the Impact 100. Last night was a true testament to the difference we can make together. 

“Your members’ generosity is truly inspirational. I was so amazed to hear the stories of the rest of the candidates and last year’s winners. All truly worthy causes that provide a lifeline for those facing adversity in our community. It gives you hope for a better future.  

I can’t express how much we value this partnership and the positive impact it creates. Here’s to continuing this journey together! We will be keeping you in the loop on how we progress with your generous grant.”  

“What a night! Thanks for your MCing and the fun and energy you brought to the event. It was a wonderful outcome for Ngutu and for everyone who had worked so hard on the showcase presentation and display. The $100k grant will make a big difference to realising the cafe /shopfront social enterprise and without a doubt there’ll be strong evidence of its impact within the next 12 months. Thank you for your support and enthusiasm for Ngutu, and for your leadership of Impact 100. Looking forward to seeing you again soon.” 

“I was very impressed with the presentations on Wednesday night and the significance of the support from Impact 100. I am happy to have joined”  

“The Awards night was fantastic, well done! You did a great job as emcee, I think you convey the message and importance of the work the charities and Impact100SA does so well, but also make it fun and solicit more than a few laughs :)”