IMPOWER was established in the fall of 2008 by founders Margaret D’Arrigo-Martin and Cathy Schlumbrecht. These women had no idea how IMPOWER would inspire the business community to support and embrace its mission.
IMPOWER hosts 3 luncheons during the year, and in the past 10 years since its formation,
IMPOWER has generated exponential support within the community. This support allows IMPOWER to reinvest in the community through various actions including scholarships for women, donations of clothes and hygiene supplies to local non-profits, and opportunities for participants to give back to the community.
The goal of IMPOWER is to support girls and women in our community by encouraging attendees to reach out to those in need and take action. Participants often leave each luncheon feeling uplifted, inspired and full of positive energy to make a difference!
The mission of IMPOWER is to Inspire, Motivate, Prepare and Organize Women to Engage and Reinvest. While IMPOWER was founded by women, the organization strives to impact our entire community in positive ways by supporting and nurturing people through scholarships, grants, and contributions to other nonprofits whose goals are aligned with those of IMPOWER.