who we are

the organization

Impact Oklahoma is a network of like-minded women focused on five nonprofit categories: Family, Health and Wellness, Education, Community and Culture. We began as a group of friends trying to make a difference, and our network has grown as our story gets out. The only thing missing is you!

how it started

Impact Oklahoma began in 2003, on a girls’ weekend trip. Our founder Page Beatty told her friends about a magazine article she’d read regarding the first Impact group, which started in Cincinnati.

They contacted another friend, a banker, to help them with the financial aspects. After a year of planning and organizing, and an inaugural year of membership recruiting, Impact Oklahoma awarded its first grant in 2005.

Since 2005, 29 programs have received $100,000 grants. 

increasing philanthropy

Impact Oklahoma fosters and increases philanthropy in Central Oklahoma in two ways. We introduce our special culture of friendship and philanthropy to women who previously may not have had a chance to be involved in philanthropic efforts in any real way. Through involvement in Impact Oklahoma, our members enjoy the genuine satisfaction that comes with giving back to the community and seeing the results of our actions. Members become a part of a group of like-minded women, which becomes a network of new and old friends.

We hope to raise awareness among our membership of the many worthwhile nonprofit organizations serving Central Oklahoma through our foundation’s research and due diligence. This often inspires our members to become involved with the agencies in more personal ways.

your involvement

Impact Oklahoma is a way for you to become active in philanthropy at a level most of us cannot achieve as individuals. Each member’s $1,000 ($500 for Junior) is amplified by the gifts of her fellow members, and the results make real change in our community. It is incredibly satisfying to watch our grants in action, and unequivocally heartwarming to do good in our community.

You can choose the level of involvement most compatible with your interests and time constraints. You may participate only in the annual voting process, or you may wish to play a more active role in helping Impact Oklahoma strengthen the fabric of Central Oklahoma.

board of directors

Debbie Rowley

Debbie Rowley

President

Jennifer Beale

Jennifer Beale

Vice President

Megan Hann

Megan Hann

Secretary, Annual Meeting Chair

Jackie Davis

Jackie Davis

Treasurer, Finance Chair

Cassie Wilson

Cassie Wilson

Immediate Past President

Miki Farris

Miki Farris

Membership Chair

Sarah McCombs

Sarah McCombs

Events Chair

Diane Sachs

Diane Sachs

Grant Chair

Donna Brogan

Donna Brogan

Communications Chair

Kati Christ

Kati Christ

Board of Directors

Laura Ingram

Laura Ingram

Board of Directors

Debbie MacDonald

Debbie MacDonald

Board of Directors

Kala Sigler

Kala Sigler

Board of Directors

Bea Jai Webb

Bea Jai Webb

Board of Directors

Pam Lane

Pam Lane

Board of Directors

Julia Jernigan Smith

Julia Jernigan Smith

Board of Directors

Page Beatty

Page Beatty

Founder